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.
Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Thursday!
Patrick Beverley – LA Clippers (at Portland)
Avery Bradley has already been ruled out tonight, meaning there’s more playing time to go around in the Clippers’ backcourt. Beverley was the main beneficiary last game, soaking up 38 minutes with 23 fantasy points vs Minnesota. His efficiency isn’t always great as more of a defensive player, but Beverley becomes a stable DFS option with his minutes possibly extended yet again. He’s a solid value play through all formats on both sites, allowing you to spend on the other priority options in this article.
Dennis Schroder – Oklahoma City (vs Houston)
Schroder was listed as a top value play in the NBA DFS Bargains column yesterday, and he came through with 40 FP in 34 minutes. We can expect a similar output with heightened rates if Russell Westbrook misses another game. Nothing official has been released on Westbrook’s status tonight, but he seems much closer to doubtful than questionable after sustaining what appeared to be a significant ankle injury on Monday. In other words, go ahead and click Schroder into your lineups.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee (at Golden State)
There are enough value plays to make Giannis possible on both DraftKings and FanDuel. A matchup at Golden State doesn’t look great from an efficiency point of view, but Antetokounmpo should see a ton of minutes in this high-scoring 241 over/under. A slight dip in efficiency should be more than offset by added volume and motivation in this marquee matchup. Fade Giannis at your own risk!
Jayson Tatum – Boston (at Phoenix)
It would be strange if no Celtics were featured in this article, given they are playing a Phoenix team that ranks 29th in team defensive efficiency. Tatum makes for a reasonable mid-range pick through all formats within this matchup. The minutes are stable, and his all-around playing style should lead to a full stat-sheet when the final buzzer sounds … Take note that Tatum is more of a priority on FanDuel, where there’s no multi-position eligibility and you have to roster a pair of “true” power forwards.
Boban Marjanovic – LA Clippers (at Portland)
Boban is a fine bargain play on both sites, but I’m looking to him more on FanDuel. For DraftKings, Steven Adams and Jusuf Nurkic (listed in order of priority) have my full attention with much cheaper-than-deserved salaries for some reason … Meanwhile, Boban has been an efficiency beast while tallying 140 fantasy points over 82 minutes in his past five games. The playing time has been trending upward with the big man starting the past few games. Incumbent starter Marcin Gortat was a DNP-CD the past two games, so it appears Boban will keep that role moving forward. The Clippers could use his size to counter Jusuf Nurkic of Portland, and I’m expecting Boban to post another efficient, satisfying fantasy line.