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 four-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Saturday.
Kris Dunn - Chicago (at Cleveland)
Dunn makes for an economical play in tonight’s brief four-game slate. The Chicago guard has tallied 30+ fantasy points in three straight games, yet his salary remains conservative. There’s a great chance Dunn will continue to thrive in a strong matchup at Cleveland, who ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards this season.
Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota (vs. Oklahoma City)
Wiggins was listed as a top play yesterday, and he came through with 40 fantasy points against the Rockets. That’s the third time Wiggins has posted 40 FP in his last four games. Tonight’s draw vs. Oklahoma City doesn’t look good on paper, but I love the way Wiggins is playing with Karl-Anthony Towns back in the lineup. The former top overall draft pick is too cheap relative to his recent production, and I believe Wiggins keeps the momentum in tonight’s high-scoring (228 over/under) battle with the Thunder.
Danilo Gallinari - Oklahoma City (at Minnesota)
I love Gallinari in this spot, as he’s playing up in pace against a Minnesota team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. “Gallo” has posted 38+ fantasy points in four of his last six outings, and this is a promising spot to keep producing. LeBron James and Tobias Harris are interesting options at the small forward position, but Gallinari profiles as one of the better “per dollar” lifts in that category.
Thaddeus Young - Brooklyn (at Detroit)
The Bulls are shorthanded up front with Wendell Carter Jr., Daniel Gafford, and Lauri Markkanen all sidelined. Young seized the increased opportunity with 28 fantasy points in 29 minutes yesterday, and that’s a realistic baseline for Saturday as well. Making matters even better, Young’s opponent (Detroit) ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to power forwards.
Tristan Thompson - Cleveland (vs. Chicago)
Thompson struggled Thursday against the Wizards, scoring just nine fantasy points in 21 minutes. I’m not too concerned with that disappointment, as Thompson finds himself in a great spot to get back on track. The Bulls rank dead last in defensive efficiency to centers, and their recent slew of injuries doesn’t improve things. Thompson could easily rack up 40+ fantasy points tonight, similar to his 46 FP outing against the Knicks on Monday.
Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns