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 five-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
De’Aaron Fox - Sacramento (at Portland)
Fox has been playing some great basketball lately, translating to 38-42 fantasy points in four straight. I’m expecting him to keep the momentum in tonight’s competitive draw at Portland, who ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to point guards. The Blazers have been extremely generous to opposing backcourts lately, as Ricky Rubio and Bradley Beal were able to rattle off solid outings. Now it’s time for Fox to do his thing.
Kevin Huerter - Atlanta (at Memphis)
I’m gravitating towards Huerter as a mid-range shooting guard whether Trae Young plays or not. The potential absence of Young would give Huerter a slight usage boost, but Kevin has tallied 47 and 34 fantasy points respectively in his past two games alongside Trae. In other words, Huerter will get his minutes and buckets no matter what. That especially holds true while facing a Memphis team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.
Tobias Harris - Philadelphia (at Golden State)
Harris will continue to serve as Philadelphia’s top offensive weapon with Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, and Joel Embiid sidelined. That translated to 50 fantasy points Thursday at Sacramento, marking the second time in four games Tobias has crossed that threshold. The door is open for more upside while facing a Golden State team that ranks 26th in overall defensive efficiency. Don’t overthink it: Harris should be a core building block through all formats.
Al Horford - Philadelphia (at Golden State)
Horford and Harris are two of the easier lifts in this five-game main slate. Both will continue to step up for the shorthanded 76ers, and facing a subpar Warriors’ defense certainly helps. Horford has been manning the center spot with Joel Embiid out, averaging 37 FPPG over his last four. That represents a steady baseline as a serviceable return on investment while facing a Golden State team that ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to centers.
Rudy Gobert - Utah (at Detroit)
You could certainly look towards Jonas Valanciunas and/or Marquese Chriss if Gobert is too expensive, but the Utah big man has one of the best floor/ceiling combinations of this position. Gobert struggled last night against a tough Boston defense, but we can’t forget about his 51 and 41 fantasy point performances earlier in the week. There’s a good chance Rudy will get back to that level while facing a Detroit team that ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to centers.