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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday 2/23

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: February 23, 2019, 10:33 am ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.


Take note that we are looking at the main slate starting at 7:00 ET.  




Mike Conley – Memphis (at Cleveland)

This game doesn’t look great on the surface, as the over/under is set at a paltry 202 total. However, there’s a good chance Conley could make some fantasy noise within that. He’s clearly the best player on this Grizzlies team with a clear path to take the reins since Marc Gasol’s departure. Conley did exactly that last night against the Clippers, producing 49 fantasy points through 35 minutes. He’ll look to replicate that success in an encouraging draw at Cleveland, who ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to opposing point guards.


Also Consider: Chris Paul, Darren Collison



Andrew Wiggins – Minnesota (at Milwaukee)

While the matchup at Milwaukee looks subpar on paper, I’m still optimistic Wiggins can provide a respectable DFS return. He’s averaging a strong 46 FPPG mark over his past three games while seeming more aggressive with the ability to rack up peripheral numbers. Of course, there’s always scoring upside to go along with that. The Timberwolves may lean on Wiggins a little more than usual with Karl-Anthony Towns potentially missing his second straight game (concussion protocol). I believe Wigs is a respectable play through all formats regardless, but he would gain even more traction if KAT sits.


Also Consider: Devin Booker, Kent Bazemore, Bogdan Bogdanovic



Kelly Oubre Jr. – Phoenix (at Atlanta)

I’m genuinely confused by Oubre’s salary. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t his price at least $1,000 higher than the current $5200 cost on FanDuel? Regardless, he’s a fantastic value on both FanDuel and DraftKings while looking at a beautiful matchup at Atlanta – who ranks second in pace and 27th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. In other words, this is a competitive and high-scoring draw where Oubre could thrive. He has notched 35+ fantasy points in three of his past four, and I’d be surprised if he didn’t reach that threshold tonight.


Also Consider: LeBron James, Bojan Bogdanovic



Marvin Bagley III – Sacramento (at Oklahoma City)

There’s no shortage of quality mid-range power forwards tonight, but Bagley stands out above the rest. The rookie seems to be growing into his potential with 46+ fantasy points in two of his past three games. He has a chance to keep rolling with facing an Oklahoma City team that ranks first in pace and 22nd in defensive efficiency to opposing power forwards. This is one of the higher-scoring games of the night with a 239 over/under, and I’m taking a chance on Bagley piling up numbers within that.


Also Consider: Domantas Sabonis (better if Turner out), Ivan Rabb (better on FD), Taj Gibson (if Towns out)  



Steven Adams – Oklahoma City (vs Sacramento)

Oklahoma City is coming off a double-overtime win against Utah last night, and Adams saw a whopping 47 minutes (48 fantasy points) as a result. You’ll want to look for any indication of the Thunder scaling back his minutes before utilizing him in DFS tonight. I don’t believe that will be the case, as we are coming off the All-Star break, and OKC doesn’t play again until Tuesday … The matchup looks great in this aforementioned high-scoring matchup vs Sacramento, who ranks fourth in pace, 27th in rebound rate, and 23rd in defensive efficiency to opposing centers. Adams seems underpriced on both FanDuel and DraftKings, and this is a favorable draw to expect a solid return.


Also Consider: Joakim Noah (if Valanciunas out), Kyle O’Quinn (if Turner out)   

Spencer Limbach

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