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NBA DFS Plays: Saturday 3/9

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: March 9, 2019, 8:41 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 (five games) starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Tomas Satoransky – Washington (at Minnesota)

This Washington-Minnesota tilt profiles as one of the best fantasy environments of the night with a 241 over/under. These two teams met last Sunday, racking up 256 total points in the nation’s capital. I’m thinking a similar score-fest will break out in Minneapolis tonight, as both teams rank in the bottom ten for overall defensive efficiency. Satoransky is a fine mid-range pick within that. He’s averaging 39 fantasy points over his last pair of games, and routinely seeing 36+ minutes really helps the fantasy floor/ceiling combination.

Also Consider: Kyrie Irving, Rajon Rondo

SHOOTING GUARD

D’Angelo Russell – Brooklyn (at Atlanta)

If Minnesota-Washington is the best fantasy environment of the night, Brooklyn-Atlanta isn’t far behind with a competitive spread and 235.5 over/under. The Nets and Hawks both rank in the top ten for pace while checking in below average in team defensive efficiency. In fact, Atlanta is the worst defensive team in the league, and D’Angelo Russell will look to take advantage with some cool upside. He has torched the Hawks this season with a 27.5 point, 5.5 assist, 4.5 rebound average across two games. It’s worth noting that he’s only averaging 28.5 minutes in those outings, a total that could subsequently rise alongside his fantasy production in a competitive game atmosphere.

Also Consider: Bradley Beal, Jeremy Lamb, Kent Bazemore

SMALL FORWARD

Taurean Prince – Atlanta (vs Brooklyn)

Prince made his return from a two-game absence on Wednesday. He was on his way to a strong fantasy performance before getting ejected. Prince ended up with an efficient 23 fantasy points through 19 minutes in that game, and I’m anticipating him logging somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 minutes tonight. That makes him a strong value candidate in a high-scoring game against a Brooklyn club that ranks 18th in defensive efficiency to small forwards.

Also Consider: Kelly Oubre Jr., Nicolas Batum

POWER FORWARD

Bobby Portis – Washington (at Minnesota)

Portis has been up-and-down ever since joining the Wizards, but he could be finding his groove after hitting 39+ fantasy points in two of his past three outings. One of those came against the same Minnesota team he’ll see tonight, adding confidence to the Washington power forward. Portis certainly has a wide range of fantasy outcomes, but it’s easier to tolerate that risk when considering the lower opportunity cost at power forward tonight (especially on FanDuel).

Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, Rodions Kurucs

CENTER

Alex Len – Atlanta (vs Brooklyn)

Take note that JaVale McGee would join the list of viable DFS centers if Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Tyson Chandler all remain sidelined for the Lakers … Meanwhile, Alex Len will continue to fill in for Dewayne Dedmon, who is listed as doubtful. That should translate to around 25 minutes (as long as he stays out of foul trouble) for Len. The big man has been an efficient but erratic fantasy producer throughout his career, but I believe he’s worth the risk tonight. A beautiful matchup vs Brooklyn certainly helps, as the Nets rank 24th in defensive efficiency to centers and 26th in rebound rate.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Jarrett Allen  

Spencer Limbach

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