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 six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Thursday.
Kemba Walker - Boston (vs. Golden State)
The Celtics are still a little bit dinged up with Enes Kanter out and Jayson Tatum returning with a minutes limit. Walker should continue to pick up some offensive slack, which has boosted him to 54+ fantasy points in two of his past three outings. There’s some blowout risk with Boston checking in as 13 point home favorites, but facing a Golden State team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards more than offsets that concern.
Bradley Beal - Washington (vs. Charlotte)
Charlotte-Washington represents one of the best fantasy environments of the night. Both teams rank bottom five in overall defensive efficiency, and the 227.5 over/under is among the highest of this slate. Beal has an excellent opportunity to keep producing, as the Washington guard has posted 53+ fantasy points in three of his past four games. I’d be surprised if he didn’t find that range tonight, as the Hornets rank 22nd in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.
Also Consider: Devonte Graham, Fred VanVleet
Tobias Harris - Philadelphia (at Atlanta)
Harris carries a moderate salary with excellent matchup potential against an Atlanta team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Tobias took a small step back with Joel Embiid returning to the lineup on Tuesday, but tonight’s draw could push him back to the 40 fantasy point threshold. I’m confident in Harris through all formats, and his salary is relaxed enough to comfortably fit alongside the other recommendations of this article.
UPDATE: Harris becomes an even better DFS play with Al Horford ruled out.
Serge Ibaka - Toronto (at Cleveland)
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Marc Gasol are both out tonight, which opens up more playing time for Serge Ibaka in Toronto’s frontcourt. The matchup corresponds beautifully while facing a Cleveland squad that ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts. Ibaka thrived with Gasol leaving early on Tuesday, posting 42 fantasy points in 27 minutes against the Hawks. Consider him a safe bet to post a solid fantasy return on Thursday.
Thomas Bryant - Washington (vs. Charlotte)
Bryant is an interesting bargain choice tonight. He’s dirt-cheap after only seeing around 15-18 minutes in seven games since returning from an injury earlier this month. However, Bryant exploded for 43 fantasy points in 31 minutes at Milwaukee on Tuesday. Hopefully, that will give him a longer leash moving forward, as the Wizards have frontcourt minutes available with Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner still out. Tonight’s matchup against the Hornets adds confidence, as Charlotte ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to centers. In short, Bryant is a prospective value choice if he sees at least 23+ minutes. The upside is immense if his minutes trickle into the 30’s once again.
Also Consider: Nikola Jokic