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 Friday’s eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Reggie Jackson - Detroit (vs. New York)
Jackson is still too cheap considering his full-time role with Derrick Rose sidelined. He should continue to see 30-35 minutes, as Rose is doubtful again tonight. This happens to correspond with an agreeable matchup too, as the Knicks rank 19th in defensive efficiency to point guards. In fact, you could easily look towards both floor generals from this game (Jackson & Elfrid Payton), as neither is known for their defensive prowess.
Fred VanVleet - Toronto (vs. Brooklyn)
VanVleet should step into a heightened role with Kyle Lowry doubtful tonight. The Toronto guard already made for a strong DFS streamer after hitting 35+ fantasy points in three of his last five games. Increased usage should lift his floor/ceiling combination for fantasy purposes, and VanVleet makes for a strong mid-range lift through all formats.
Paul George - LA Clippers (at Minnesota)
Minnesota plays fast while ranking bottom five in team defensive efficiency. In other words, Paul George has room to thrive in this fantastic draw. The only concern comes from his playing time, as he has seen 25 minutes in two of the past three games. Despite that, George has posted 40+ fantasy points in three straight, which includes 40 FP in 25 minutes against Minnesota last Saturday. That’s a firm baseline for him, and there’s upside well beyond that if his minutes trickle into the 30’s.
Julius Randle - New York (at Detroit)
There’s no shortage of well-aligned power forwards tonight. Having said that, I believe Randle has one of the best floor/ceiling/matchup combinations. Randle has contributed 45+ fantasy points in two of his last three games, and I believe he can surpass that threshold tonight. He’ll take on a Detroit team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to power forwards, and it helps that Andre Drummond isn’t around to protect the rim.
Thon Maker - Detroit (vs. New York)
Speaking of Andre Drummond moving out of town, Thon Maker is the key beneficiary. He proved that yesterday with 32 fantasy points in 33 minutes despite a tricky matchup at Oklahoma City. He should be able to keep the momentum against a New York team that ranks 18th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts. Even if John Henson (questionable) makes his Pistons debut, I’m expecting Maker to handle most of the minutes at center. That presents a nice value opportunity through all DFS formats.
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