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 13-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Saturday.
Aaron Holiday - Indiana (at New Orleans)
Malcolm Brogdon will miss his third straight game tonight, meaning Aaron Holiday is poised for another expanded role. Holiday has made the most of his opportunities lately, hitting 39 and 34 fantasy points with 30 and 29 minutes respectively over his last two games. It just so happens that the uptick coincides with an excellent matchup at New Orleans - who plays fast while ranking 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards.
Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota (vs. Cleveland)
Wiggins will take on the team that drafted him tonight, and I believe he can surpass his 39 FPPG average on the season. The Cavaliers rank 29th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards, and Wiggins could absorb more usage if Karl-Anthony Towns (questionable) remains sidelined. I’m looking towards Wiggins in DFS regardless of Towns’ status, as he’s a strong choice through all formats.
Taurean Prince - Brooklyn (at Houston)
Prince makes for a nice bargain lift through all formats. This is a high-scoring tilt at Houston, who ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Prince has been somewhat mediocre lately, but his playing time consistently hovers around the 30-minute mark. That should be enough to provide a serviceable return, and Prince could run into some upside with an accommodating game environment.
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (at New Orleans)
Anthony Davis makes for a nice choice (especially if James is out), but Sabonis is substantially cheaper in a better matchup. Similar to the write-up of his teammate, Holiday, Sabonis will benefit from playing up in pace at New Orleans. The Pelicans rank 28th in defensive efficiency to power forwards, which should open the door to Sabonis’ otherwise elusive upside (at least over the past two weeks).
Gorgui Dieng - Minnesota (vs. Cleveland)
If Karl-Anthony Towns (questionable) is out again, then Gorgui Dieng becomes a no-brainer in DFS. He’s coming off his best game of the season (21 points, 15 rebounds), giving him a 40 FPPG average over the last three games. His salary still hasn’t caught up to his increased role when KAT is sidelined, and Cleveland ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to centers.