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 Thursday’s two-game main slate starting at 8:00 ET.
Chris Paul - Oklahoma City (at New Orleans)
Paul makes for a strong DFS option through all formats on tonight’s two-game slate. Playing up in pace at New Orleans easily represents the best matchup of the night, as the Pelicans rank 26th in defensive efficiency to the position. CP3 has achieved value with 39+ fantasy points in four of his last five, which includes a pair of 48+ FP showings. We can safely predict him in that range with this comfortable matchup on deck.
Also Consider: Lonzo Ball
Josh Hart - New Orleans (vs. Oklahoma City)
Hart becomes one of the better values of this slate if Brandon Ingram (questionable) is out. Of course, there’s a chance Hart reaches fantasy value even if Ingram plays, as he posted 32+ FP in his past three games off the bench. If Ingram is out, Hart will move into the starting lineup while potentially seeing a few more minutes. However, I believe he’s worth a look either way, especially if you need some value to help roster a few more studs.
Danilo Gallinari - Oklahoma City (at New Orleans)
Similar to Chris Paul, Gallinari has far and away the best matchup of anyone at his position. He’s playing up in pace at New Orleans, who ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to small forwards. That makes Gallo a plausible mid-range pick with a great chance to exceed his season average of 30 FPPG. I wouldn’t hesitate to use four Thunder players in my lineup tonight, and Gallinari is one of them.
Also Consider: Gordon Hayward
Daniel Theis - Boston (vs. LA Clippers)
The power forward position is competitive for only having two games. Kawhi Leonard is worth a glance if you can squeeze his salary into your lineup, otherwise Zion Williamson makes for an interesting fallback option. In order to make that happen, Daniel Theis sets up as a serviceable bargain. He should continue to see around 30 minutes, which is more than enough to earn fantasy value in any matchup.
Steven Adams - Oklahoma City (at New Orleans)
As mentioned several times in this article, Oklahoma City has the best matchup of any team. Adams will look to take advantage of the Pelicans, who rank 26th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts. Adams has been subpar over the past month or so, but he could be gaining momentum with 30+ fantasy points in two of his last three. His salary has fallen due to that cold stretch, lowering the bar for him to reach fantasy value. Adams should be able to get there in this encouraging draw.
Also Consider: Derrick Favors