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 four-game main slate starting at 8:30 ET on Tuesday.
Jamal Murray - Denver (vs. Washington)
I really like Luka Doncic tonight (who doesn’t), but his salary has gotten out of hand. There isn’t a ton of value on tonight’s two-game slate, making it difficult to blend him within a confident cash lineup. You can take your chances in tournaments, but Jamal Murray steps in with a favorable price tag and matchup to boot. The Denver point guard has achieved 38+ FP in five of his last six games, and he’s facing a Washington team that ranks dead last in team defensive efficiency.
Gary Harris - Denver (vs. Washington)
Harris isn’t a fun DFS pick, but he’s cheap while seeing starter minutes. That hasn’t exactly translated to fantasy value over his past three games, but Harris could break through with a serviceable line against a Washington team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. Harris posted 26+ FP in three straight games a few weeks ago, so it’s not too hard to fathom him coming through.
Tim Hardaway Jr. - Dallas (vs. LA Clippers)
Hardaway will remain in Dallas’ starting lineup despite Seth Curry returning from injury. It seems that he is gaining consideration in the rotation, topped off by a 48 FP and 38 minute showing at Houston on Sunday. Dallas could be forced into more small-ball lineups against the Clippers, which would keep Hardaway on the floor. I’m not expecting a repeat performance, but Hardaway is one of the few bargain small forwards with real upside.
Kristaps Porzingis - Dallas (vs. LA Clippers)
Porzingis is a priority in my opinion, as he checks in with a substantially cheaper salary than Kawhi Leonard. The former New York Knick has flexed 45-50 FP upside whenever he’s pushed this season, and that should be the case in a 228 over/under against the Clippers. Fresh off a 51 FP outing at Houston, I wouldn’t be surprised if Porzingis neared that range again.
Montrezl Harrell - LA Clippers (at Dallas)
Harrell follows the same rationale as Porzingis, given that he’s considerably cheaper than the top option of his position (Jokic) with upside to boot. Harrell dominated the Pelicans on Sunday, posting 60 fantasy points in just 28 minutes. Tonight’s date with the Mavericks will provide more resistance, but Harrell could benefit from George and Leonard drawing defensive resources their way.
Also Consider: Nikola Jokic