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 five-game slate starting at 6:00 ET on Sunday.
Luka Doncic - Dallas (at Cleveland)
The debate between Doncic and Russell Westbrook is a close one tonight. They are similarly-priced on both DFS sites, but Doncic has the edge in usage (30.7 to 26.2) and matchup potential against a Cleveland team that ranked 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards last season. The Cavaliers are bottom-ten in that category to begin the 2019-20 campaign, and Doncic could send them even further down those rankings after tonight. Make no mistake about it, he’s a top-rate expenditure on this slate.
RJ Barrett - New York (vs. Sacramento)
Barrett had a slip-up earlier this week, producing just 12 fantasy points across 30 minutes against Orlando on Wednesday. That will happen occasionally for the rookie superstar, but it’s nice that he bounced-back with 35 fantasy points (15-7-5) at Boston on Friday. Barrett has now topped 33 FP in five of six games this season, and he has an excellent opportunity to cross the 40 FP threshold while playing up in pace against a suspect Sacramento defense.
LeBron James - LA Lakers (at San Antonio)
It’s possible to squeeze LeBron and Luka in the same lineup tonight, and I highly recommend that strategy. Sure, James Harden demands your attention as well, but I’m willing to utilize Barrett for a cheaper salary at shooting guard … As for James, he finds himself in a tightly-contested battle at San Antonio (-1, 215) while brimming with confidence following an 88 FP outing on Friday (39-12-16). LBJ rates as a positive value on all DFS sites tonight and his salary is substantially cheaper than Harden on DraftKings.
Richaun Holmes - Sacramento (at New York)
Holmes will continue to see more playing time (and subsequent fantasy production) with Marvin Bagley sidelined. That didn’t go according to plan Friday vs. Utah (17 FP in 20 minutes), but we can give him a pass against a tough Jazz frontcourt. Holmes notched 42+ FP in each of his two previous games, and he should move closer to that mark in an agreeable matchup in New York.
Also Consider: PJ Tucker, Bam Adebayo
Meyers Leonard - Miami (vs. Houston)
On DraftKings, I’ll utilize multi-position eligibility to take Holmes at center, James at power forward, and then find value at small forward or shooting guard. On FanDuel and Yahoo, we have to select a true center for our lineups. That’s where I’m looking towards Leonard as a value filler with a near-minimum salary. He should see somewhere around 25 minutes, which could be enough to inspire a positive return in this high-scoring (233.5 over/under) game atmosphere. Leonard has some wind in his sails at the moment, hitting 24 and 35 fantasy points respectively in his last two games.