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.
Ben Simmons - Philadelphia (vs. Golden State)
Simmons has been on fire while averaging 52 FPPG over his last eight games. He’ll continue to see more usage if Joel Embiid (questionable) misses his 10th straight game. Truth be told, Simmons makes for a strong DFS commodity regardless of Embiid’s status. The Warriors rank dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards and 27th in overall d-eff. There’s some blowout risk with the 76ers checking in as 12-point home favorites, but Simmons would likely contribute to a lopsided score if things fall that way.
Jrue Holiday - New Orleans (at Cleveland)
Jrue Holiday and teammate Lonzo Ball should post solid fantasy totals tonight. The matchup can’t get much better, as their opponent (Cleveland) ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to backcourts. Holiday has found his groove with 38+ fantasy points in three of his last four games, which gives the impression of a full recovery after sustaining a knee injury earlier this month.
Pascal Siakam - Toronto (vs. Atlanta)
Siakam holds plenty of similarities to the write-up of Simmons above. Both players find themselves with blowout risk, but the matchup potential offsets that. For Siakam, he’ll face an Atlanta team that ranks fifth in pace and dead last in defensive efficiency to small forwards. Pascal has been heating up with 42+ fantasy points in two of his last three games, and this is an outstanding matchup to expect more of the same.
Julius Randle - New York (at Charlotte)
There’s no shortage of viable options at the power forward position. However, Randle steps in as one of the main attractions, as he has been cruising with a solid 40 FPPG average over his last eight contests. That includes four outings of 44+ FP as well. There’s a good chance Randle will pass that threshold against a Charlotte team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to power forwards.
Deandre Ayton - Phoenix (at Dallas)
Ayton is cheaper than other top-tier centers like Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid (questionable), which helps his cause for DFS purposes. Tonight’s matchup looks good as well, given that Ayton will square off against a Mavericks squad that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers. Ayton is averaging 39 FPPG this season, and that’s a fair baseline expectation. He’s seeing a ton of minutes lately, which has fueled his upside to 47+ FP in four of his last six games. We could get that out of him tonight.