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 the four-game main slate starting at 6:00 ET on Sunday.
Frank Ntilikina - New York (vs. Brooklyn)
Ntilikina has seen 32-35 minutes in three of his past four games, turning that into respectable fantasy production. That was the case yesterday against the Spurs, as Ntilikina piled up 44 fantasy points through 35 minutes. We aren’t expecting that level of upside, which was boosted by six steals. However, it’s nice to see that Ntilikina is seeing starter minutes while facing a Brooklyn team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to point guards. With only four games on tap tonight, Ntilikina represents a fair bargain filler.
Justin James - Sacramento (at Washington)
We can be a little more enthusiast about James’ fantasy prospects, as he’s stepping into starter minutes with a near-minimum DFS salary. Bogdan Bogdanovic is doubtful tonight, and James produced 23 fantasy points in 32 minutes in his absence on Friday. There’s upside beyond that considering the matchup at Washington, who ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.
Paul George - LA Clippers (vs. New Orleans)
George is a cornerstone DFS option tonight, as he’s now seeing full playing time after ramping up over the past week. Making matters even better, George and the Clippers find themselves in an outstanding matchup against the Pelicans - who rank fourth in pace and 25th in team defensive efficiency. George’s efficiency could dip while playing alongside Kawhi Leonard (more on him in a bit), but the extended playing time and matchup potential make him a terrific option on tonight’s four-game slate.
Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers (vs. New Orleans)
Taking Leonard and George in the same lineup seems like a pretty good idea through all formats. There’s enough value to make it happen, as Ntilikina, James, Bertans, and others check-in as realistic value plays to help save cap space. Leonard’s write-up is very similar to his teammate, George, as Kawhi’s efficiency could suffer while playing alongside his superstar teammate. However, playing up in pace against a bad New Orleans’ defense should offset that. Limited opportunity cost on tonight’s four-game slate makes him a stronger DFS play as well.
Mitchell Robinson - New York (vs. Brooklyn)
Robinson is a solid mid-range pick within this competitive matchup of New York teams. His opponent, Brooklyn, ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to centers and third in pace. Robinson has surpassed 28 fantasy points in three of his past four games, and he’s set up to exceed that tonight ... If Aron Baynes is out for Phoenix, I wouldn’t mind rearranging my lineup to make Nikola Jokic work at center. However, Robinson is a serviceable fallback option if you don’t have the funds to make that happen.