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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday 2/22

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: February 22, 2020, 12:45 pm ET

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 Saturday’s six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.  

POINT GUARD

Luka Doncic - Dallas (at Atlanta) 

This Dallas-Atlanta matchup looks ripe for the picking from a fantasy perspective. The over/under has surged to 240.5, which easily represents the highest total of the night. Doncic is the main attraction within that, fresh off a 57 FP outing at Orlando yesterday. He should be able to thrive against an Atlanta team that plays fast while ranking 22nd in defensive efficiency to point guards. 

Also Consider: Trae Young, Tomas Satoransky 

SHOOTING GUARD

Caris LeVert - Brooklyn (at Charlotte) 

LeVert is a strong mid-range DFS commodity to pursue through all formats. He has stepped up with 40+ fantasy points in four of his last six games, yet the salary has lagged behind that recent production (especially on FanDuel). A competitive draw at Charlotte should be enough to keep LeVert going, as the Hornets rank 22nd in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. 

Also Consider: Jimmy Butler, Kevin Huerter 

SMALL FORWARD

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (vs. Philadelphia) 

My strategy revolves around stuffing Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the same lineup. There are enough bargains to make that happen, and injury situations could open things up even more. Giannis’ matchup against Philadelphia doesn’t look great on paper, but this should be a competitive draw that pushes the reigning MVP to keep making plays. That was the case the last time these two teams met, where Giannis posted 69 fantasy points in 35 minutes. Needless to say, he’s a priority spend tonight. 

Also Consider: Tobias Harris, Jae Crowder 

POWER FORWARD

Thaddeus Young - Chicago (vs. Phoenix) 

Chicago’s frontcourt will remain shorthanded, meaning Young should continue to see 30-35 minutes per game. He cashed in on that Thursday with a sweet 49 FP outing vs. Charlotte. That’s obviously an outlier, but Young remains a strong bet to return serviceable fantasy value on his mid-range salary. Facing a Phoenix team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to power forwards should help. 

Also Consider: Kristaps Porzingis (if playing), Larry Nance Jr. (better if Love out) 

CENTER

DeAndre Jordan - Brooklyn (at Charlotte) 

Don’t look now, but DeAndre Jordan has been playing some great basketball. That includes 37+ fantasy points in three of his last four games, and tonight’s matchup at Charlotte is a perfect spot to keep the momentum. The Hornets rank 24th in defensive efficiency to centers, and Jordan is the type of big man that usually gives them fits. 

Also Consider: Dewayne Dedmon

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.