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NBA DFS Plays Saturday 2/27

by Renee Miller
Updated On: February 27, 2021, 2:20 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 7-game Main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Lonzo Ball – New Orleans (at San Antonio) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $6,900 / Yahoo: $25

There are three games I’m going to rely heavily on tonight and a couple of lower scoring potential blowouts that I’m wary of. The games to target share high point totals and narrow spreads, and this is one of them. Ball is a perfect mid-range play with solid floor and plenty of upside against a Spurs team allowing the third-most fantasy point to opposing point guards. He previously notched about 43 fantasy points vs. San Antonio, and is averaging about that over his last four games. I love this matchup for Ball’s opponent tonight, too, but Dejounte Murray is enough of a price bump that with DeMar DeRozan back tonight, I’m choosing to save with Ball.

Also Consider: Luka Doncic, Mike Conley, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook

Bargain options: Theo Maledon, Shake Milton

 

SHOOTING GUARD

Anthony Edwards – Minnesota (at Washington) - DK: $6,300 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $22 (SF)

Without D’Angelo Russell and now Malik Beasley, Edwards has been getting an opportunity to shine. While his efficiency leaves a lot to be desired, the bottom line is that he is taking a high volume of shots and making up for the misses with significant peripheral stats. He’s an affordable answer at SG tonight, in the game with the highest point total (237.5). Washington plays at the league’s fastest pace and gives up the second-most overall fantasy points as well as the seventh-most to SGs.

Also Consider: James Harden, Donovan Mitchell, Bradley Beal, DeMar DeRozan

Bargain options: Immanuel Quickley (if Elfrid Payton out), Seth Curry, Bruce Brown

 

SMALL FORWARD

Brandon Ingram – New Orleans (at San Antonio) - DK: $8,300 / FD: $7,700 / Yahoo: $31

Small forward is one of the tough spots tonight (along with PF), and Ingram is the best solution. He gets a favorable matchup with the Spurs, who offer the best DvP matchup for SFs and a nice pace bump. Ingram’s salary is really down on FanDuel, as he has fallen under 40 fantasy points in two of his last four games. His other two games this week were his usual 45-50, so I’m not concerned. Previously against the Spurs, Ingram scored 54 fantasy points.

Also Consider: Michael Porter Jr.

Bargain options: Joe Harris, Jarrett Culver (or whomever Minnesota announces will start in Bealey’s place)

 

POWER FORWARD

Julius Randle – New York Knicks (vs. Indiana) - DK: $9,400 / FD: $8,900 / Yahoo: $40

PF is also tough, and once again, I’m choosing to spend up here. Randle has been rock solid all season long, averaging over 23 points per game and 11 rebounds per game. He’s double-doubled in each of the last three games with at least four assists in each of those too. The Pacers are a decent matchup, and though this game should be more defensive and lower scoring, Vegas currently has it as even, so we should avoid a blowout risk at least.

Also Consider: Zion Williamson, Domantas Sabonis, Kristaps Porzingis

Bargain options: Darius Bazley, Jarred Vanderbilt

 

CENTER

Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota (at Washington) - DK: $10,100 / FD: $9,700 / Yahoo: $43

The main reason I like Towns over Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic is the game environment. Both Embiid and Jokic are at risk for blowing out their opponents tonight, while Towns gets the best center matchup in the league in a game that should stay pretty close and high scoring. I was reluctant to use Towns when he first returned from the COVID list, but he appears to be back and as good as ever. He even double-doubled with assists the other day!

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid

Bargain options: DeAndre Jordan, Robin Lopez

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Jarred Vanderbilt (F – MIN) is a candidate to get more usage with Malik Beasley suspended and is coming off one of his best games – a 16-point, 4-steal, 6-rebound effort in 34 minutes. Keep an eye on the starting lineup the Timberwolves put out, but I trust Vanderbilt more than Culver, Jaden McDanielsJosh Okogie, or Jake Layman for sure.

Immanuel Quickley (G – NYK) Elfrid Payton is doubtful tonight, which opens the door for Quickley to step into that same larger role he shined in Thursday night. He scored 25 points in just 20 minutes. Quickley is especially nice on Yahoo ($13) and DraftKings ($4800).