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NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 2/28

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: February 28, 2019, 4:41 pm ET

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.

Take note that we are looking at the main slate (six games) starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Russell Westbrook – Oklahoma City (vs Philadelphia)

This pick comes as no surprise, as Westbrook finds himself in a strong matchup with an inflated 240 point over/under. Philadelphia ranks middle-of-the-pack against opposing point guards, but the absence of Joel Embiid should help Westbrook and company attack the rim with more success. It’s not like Russ needs any help, as the former MVP is averaging a remarkable 64 FPPG over his most recent five outings. I’m expecting continued success in this elite game environment.

Also Consider: Ben Simmons, Tyus Jones (if Teague out)

SHOOTING GUARD

Jordan Clarkson – Cleveland (at New York)

You have to take the good with the bad when considering a player like Clarkson. The Cavaliers are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, leading to blowouts and general inconsistencies from their players. Clarkson flopped on Saturday against Memphis, producing only eight fantasy points through 21 minutes. However, that seems like an outlier, as the Cleveland guard is averaging 34 FPPG in six other recent games. We should see Clarkson’s good side while facing a generous New York defense in a dubiously competitive matchup between two bad teams.

Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, Klay Thompson, Dennis Schroder (very strong option with George out) 

SMALL FORWARD

Justise Winslow – Miami (at Houston)

Hassan Whiteside and James Johnson did not make the trip to Houston. Goran Dragic will likely continue to see limited minutes. These situations help solidify minutes (and usage) for Winslow, who has been making the most of his opportunities with an admirable 34 FPPG over his past three. He should find himself in that range tonight while considering realistic upside beyond that. Houston ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to opposing small forwards, and this seems like the open-court game environment where Winslow could thrive with a well-rounded line.

Also Consider: Bojan Bogdanovic, Cedi Osman

POWER FORWARD

Bam Adebayo – Miami (at Houston)

It’s a shame that you can only roster two power forwards on FanDuel. Adebayo, Tobias Harris, and Kelly Olynyk all profile as strong overall plays on this slate, and I’ll be trying to scoop up all three on DraftKings. As for FanDuel, I’m leaning towards the Miami combination for salary relief. Of that group, Adebayo makes for the best lift while filling in for Whiteside and Johnson in the frontcourt. Bam has proven himself as a strong FP/minute producer this season, and he now has a clear path to 30+ minutes to show his true DFS potential. Adebayo checks in with one of the best floor/ceiling/value combinations of the night.

Also Consider: Tobias Harris, Kelly Olynyk

CENTER

Mitchell Robinson – New York (vs Cleveland)

DeAndre Jordan will continue to miss time, giving Robinson free reign of New York’s frontcourt. The rookie has thrived in that role with 47 and 61 fantasy points respectively over the past two. As long as foul trouble doesn’t get in the way, he should be set for another 30+ minute complement, which lays the foundation for a strong floor/ceiling combination. The price has risen for Robinson, but he’s still a legitimate play through all formats after considering the role and matchup potential against a bad Cleveland defense.

Also Consider: Myles Turner, Steven Adams     

 

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.