This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.
We’ll take a look at the eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Saturday.
T.J. McConnell - Indiana (vs. Milwaukee)
Jeremy Lamb is out, and Malcolm Brogdon is highly questionable after exiting with a back injury yesterday. If Brogdon is out, then T.J. McConnell and Aaron Holiday make for strong value choices to be combined in the same lineup. McConnell is the preferred play, as he has flexed some strong “per minute” production with Lamb sidelined lately. He should step into a much larger role tonight.
James Harden - Houston (at Minnesota)
Russell Westbrook will rest tonight, meaning Harden should enjoy an even bigger portion of his league-leading usage. Throw in the fact that Minnesota is one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, and this has fantasy outburst written all over it. This should be a competitive, high-scoring game in the Target Center, and Harden has an excellent chance to come through for DFS purposes.
Jarrett Culver - Minnesota (vs. Houston)
We’ll need to double-check Andrew Wiggins’ status tonight. If Wiggins misses another game, Culver could be locked into another 30-minute role. As mentioned earlier, this is the best fantasy environment of the night, as the Wolves are favored by one point in a 235 over/under. Culver has produced 26+ fantasy points in three of his past four games, and opportunities will keep coming his way if Wiggins is out.
P.J. Tucker - Houston (at Minnesota)
Tucker was mentioned as a value play in yesterday’s article, and he came through with 27 fantasy points in 39 minutes. We can expect something similar tonight, as the Rockets will be shorthanded with Russell Westbrook, Danuel House, and Eric Gordon out. Clint Capela is highly questionable as well. Even though Tucker isn’t the most efficient fantasy scorer, the raw minute total should help him produce satisfying value while playing up in pace. There’s always upside in three-pointers, blocks, and steals as well.
Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota (vs. Houston)
I’ve hinted towards it multiple times, but stacking this Houston-Minnesota game makes for an excellent DFS strategy. There should be enough value to make Harden and Karl-Anthony Towns work in the same lineup. We could have an entertaining back-and-forth battle between these fantasy superstars, and I definitely want both sides of that action. Towns’ usage could spike if Wiggins remains out, and his individual matchup would be easier if Capela doesn’t play. Needless to say, I’m looking towards KAT regardless of how those situations play out.