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 three games.
Kemba Walker – Charlotte (at New York)
Walker is usually a top pick on any given slate, but the need for him ascends due to lower opportunity cost with three games tonight. Facing a New York team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency vs point guards and 27th in overall team d-eff doesn’t hurt either. Not sold yet? Walker has some extra motivation playing against his hometown Knicks in the arena that helped put him on the map in college. Oh, and New York has allowed the second-most assists per game this season if you are into the statistical rationale.
Tim Hardaway Jr. – New York (vs Charlotte)
I’ll be trying my best to stack both Tim Hardaway Jr and Donovan Mitchell into the same lineup. Hardaway Jr is a little bit cheaper with a slightly better matchup, so he’s the top overall priority at this position. The Knicks are kind of a mess right now, meaning Hardaway can sometimes fall victim to blowouts and whatnot. However, this is expected to be a competitive (6 point spread) home game in Madison Square Garden. THJR is in a prime bounce-back spot against a Charlotte team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing shooting guards.
Kawhi Leonard – Toronto (vs Milwaukee)
The small forward position is pretty sparse, especially on FanDuel without the advantage of multi-position eligibility. For that reason, selecting one of Kawhi Leonard or Giannis Antetkounmpo is more of a necessity. Leonard is nearly $2000 cheaper in this head-to-head matchup, so I’ll be leaning his way when constructing lineups. This Toronto-Milwaukee clash should be a fun game between two of the better teams in the East, and the oddmakers have assigned a healthy 231 over/under as a result. Kawhi has a tendency of showing out in big games, and this home draw certainly fits that category. Also, Toronto will have extra motivation while trying to avenge their upset loss at Brooklyn on Friday.
Marvin Williams – Charlotte (at New York)
Williams is playing through a shoulder injury, but he looked good in his return on Friday with 31 fantasy points in 32 minutes. He’ll continue to see healthy playing time moving forward, and tonight’s draw at New York is a great spot to keep him going. The Knicks rank 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing power forwards, and Marvin is cheaper than deserved after leaving early in a game last week (7.7 FP in 10 minutes vs NO). I don’t mind leaning on Williams as a value filler.
Mitchell Robinson – New York (vs Charlotte)
This is more of a FanDuel recommendation, as I believe Cody Zeller is a better “per dollar” value on DraftKings. However, Robinson checks in with a steep discount on FanDuel at a near-minimum $3700 salary. He has been seeing around 20 minutes of playing time lately, which is enough to fulfill this cheap price point. Taking on a Charlotte team that ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency vs centers helps too.