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 eight-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Tuesday.
Cory Joseph - Sacramento (vs. Portland)
In case you haven’t heard, Sacramento PG De’Aaron Fox suffered an ankle injury during Monday’s practice. He’s expected to miss three-to-four weeks as a result, meaning Cory Joseph should step into a larger role. I’m pegging him for at least 30 minutes tonight, which is more than enough to satisfy his bargain salary. It just so happens that Joseph’s increased opportunity coincides with a strong matchup, as the Kings’ date with Portland represents one of the best fantasy environment of the night (223 over/under, POR -2).
Donovan Mitchell - Utah (vs. Brooklyn)
This Brooklyn-Utah tilt represents another fantasy-friendly environment, as the Jazz check-in as seven-point home favorites with a 220 over/under. Brooklyn plays fast (2nd in pace) while ranking 24th in team defensive efficiency. This will serve as a boost to all the Utah regulars, namely Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell is the most exciting play of that group, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he showed off that 50+ FP upside in a mouthwatering draw.
Will Barton - Denver (vs. Atlanta)
Reaching up for LeBron James isn’t a bad idea, but we’ll likely need a few more value options to emerge in order to confidently deploy that strategy in cash games. Either way, don’t forget about Will Barton as a legitimate mid-range pick who has been sneaky-productive with 36+ FP in three straight. He’ll face Atlanta tonight, which represents one of the best matchups of this recent run. The Hawks rank 28th in defensive efficiency to small forwards, and Barton is a strong candidate to take advantage.
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (vs. Oklahoma City)
Myles Turner and Goga Bitadze have been ruled out once again, meaning the Pacers will lean heavily on Sabonis in the frontcourt. That has been the case over the last two games, where Sabonis tallied 45 and 55 fantasy points against the Pistons and Magic respectively. The matchup against Oklahoma City doesn’t look great on paper (Thunder 10th vs. frontcourts), but Sabonis’ well-rounded skillset should continue to serve him while seeing plenty of volume for Indiana. There’s a chance he’ll play with more energy against an OKC team that traded him (and Victor Oladipo) in exchange for Paul George.
Rudy Gobert - Utah (vs. Brooklyn)
As mentioned earlier, taking several Utah players makes for a smart cash game strategy while playing up in pace against the Nets. Gobert has topped 50 fantasy points in two of his past three games, and this is an excellent matchup to keep him going. Brooklyn ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers, and the faster pace will give Utah’s big man more opportunities to reach for upside. It’s a bonus that Gobert is cheaper than fellow centers like Jokic, Drummond, and Embiid while holding realistically similar fantasy potential.