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NBA DFS Plays: Sunday

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: December 16, 2018, 12:14 pm 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.

 

Keep in mind that we are looking towards the main slate at 6:00 ET with four games.

POINT GUARD

 

Lonzo Ball – LA Lakers (at Washington)

 

Ball is coming off his best game of the season with a triple-double (16-10-10) for 59 fantasy points at Charlotte. He’ll look to keep that momentum in a fantastic matchup against a Washington team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards. The Wizards have been one of the worst overall defenses all season, surrendering the fourth-most assists per contest as well. That provides an opening for Ball, who will continue to benefit with Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram sidelined.

 

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Tyler Johnson, Fred VanVleet (elite play if Lowry out)

 

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Bradley Beal – Washington (vs LA Lakers)

 

This Washington-LA Lakers matchup is where the fantasy potential lies. We have a competitive 2.5 point spread (LAL favored) with a strong 231 over/under. The Lakers check in as one of the best teams in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards. However, the rank 29th in d-eff against opposing shooting guards. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Perhaps that could funnel more production from John Wall to Bradley Beal in this high-scoring shootout. I’ll certainly be looking towards Beal through all formats tonight.

 

Also Consider: Luka Doncic, Delon Wright (if Lowry out)

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Josh Richardson – Miami (at New Orleans)

 

Richardson has been somewhat mediocre lately, causing his salary to relax on both sites. Tonight’s matchup at New Orleans makes for a nice buy-low opportunity, as the Pelicans rank fifth in pace and 28th in defensive efficiency vs small forwards. I believe in Richardson’s fantasy potential as things stand, but he would see a noticeable upgrade if Dwyane Wade (questionable) missed this game. Goran Dragic has already been ruled out.

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Jeff Green (if Porter & Ariza out), Justin Jackson (punt)  

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Kyle Kuzma – LA Lakers (at Washington)

 

How about we get back to the best fantasy environment of the season? Kuzma let Lonzo Ball and LeBron James do the heavy lifting in yesterday’s win at Charlotte, subsequently snapping his streak of six straight 39+ FP efforts. I’m expecting Kuzma to get back within that range tonight, as he’s facing a Washington team that ranks 26th in defensive efficiency vs opposing power forwards. Kuzma has been a strong fantasy asset since Brandon Ingram’s injury, so look for that to continue this evening.

 

Also Consider: Serge Ibaka, Trey Lyles

 

CENTER

 

Willie Cauley-Stein – Sacramento (at Dallas)

 

Marvin Bagley will miss some time moving forward, which means Sacramento will lean heavily on Cauley-Stein to hold down their frontcourt. Bagley sat out a few recent games, and Cauley-Stein promptly averaged 36 fantasy points in 29 minutes through those four contests. That level of efficiency is no fluke, and it could be on full display against a Dallas team that ranks dead last in rebound rate.

 

Also Consider: DeAndre Jordan, Julius Randle

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