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 seven-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET on Saturday.
Kendrick Nunn - Miami (at Dallas)
Nunn has been terrific for Miami over the past two games, hitting 51 and 33 fantasy points with 42 and 35 minutes respectively. He’s forced into a ton of minutes with Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow sidelined, which is expected to be the case again tonight. Nunn’s salary hasn’t caught up with his increased productivity, and I highly recommend taking advantage for DFS purposes.
James Harden - Houston (vs. Detroit)
Russell Westbrook is expected to rest tonight, so be on the lookout for confirmation of that. Assuming that’s the case, Harden makes sense as a priority expenditure through all formats. The former MVP has been a complete beast lately, hitting 77+ fantasy points in each of his last two games. Tonight’s matchup is respectable against a Detroit team that ranks middle-of-the-pack in defensive efficiency to backcourts. The potential for even more usage with Westbrook (possibly) out serves as icing on the cake.
Derrick Jones Jr. - Miami (at Dallas)
As mentioned earlier, Miami is shorthanded with Dragic and Winslow sidelined. As a result, Derrick Jones has seen 26+ minutes in each of the past four games. He’s getting more comfortable in that role, translating to 26 and 33 fantasy points over his last two. Jones is still hovering around minimum price points, and he’s another bargain filler to help you reach up for Harden.
Rui Hachimura - Washington (at Memphis)
Washington is very thin in the frontcourt, as Thomas Bryant and Moritz Wagner are both out. That means Hachimura should see as many minutes as he can handle, which could be north of 40. Fantasy production should follow, especially considering a nice matchup against Memphis - who ranks 20th in defensive efficiency to power forwards. Rui’s price is starting to balloon, but he’s still a strong lift through all formats tonight.
Also Consider: Davis Bertans, PJ Tucker
Ian Mahinmi - Washington (at Memphis)
Mahinmi should benefit from the absence of Bryant and Wagner as well. He has looked good in a reserve role over the past two games, averaging 19 minutes and 24 fantasy points. He should see 25 or more minutes tonight, which puts him at a baseline of 25-27 fantasy points. That’s a strong floor when considering his near-minimum salary, and there’s upside for more playing time with subsequent production to follow.