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.
Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Wednesday!
Derrick White – San Antonio (at Phoenix)
White was mentioned in the NBA DFS Bargains column as a priority value pick this evening. He’s a fine selection on both sites with a modest salary despite his starting role for the Spurs. His matchup at Phoenix isn’t too bad either, considering the Suns rank 29th in defensive efficiency vs opposing point guards. White is a strong all-around value while looking at 30 or so minutes in that generous draw.
CJ McCollum – Portland (at LA Lakers)
McCollum has been flaky at times this season, but the salary has seemingly bottomed-out, which creates an interesting buy-low opportunity in a high-scoring matchup with the Lakers. LAL holds the second-fastest pace in the league while ranking 27th in defensive efficiency vs opposing backcourts. McCollum posted 39 FP in 35 minutes the last time these teams met, and I wouldn’t be surprise if he posted a similar performance tonight. On top of that, PG Damian Lillard is questionable with a knee injury. McCollum could see more usage if Dame misses this game (or is limited), but I like CJ either way.
Nikola Mirotic – New Orleans (at Minnesota)
Mirotic is probable after missing the past two games, and he picked an excellent time to make his return. This New Orleans-Minnesota tilt features a 235 over/under that should have plenty of scoring in a competitive showcase. Mirotic notched 40+ fantasy points in five of his last six games before succumbing to an ankle injury. I’m expecting him to get back to that level tonight.
Larry Nance Jr. – Cleveland (at Washington)
Cleveland continues to have problems with injuries, something that has stabilized Larry Nance Jr’s playing time as of late. Nance has been an efficient fantasy producer over his career, but reasonable playing time has often eluded him. He’s now seeing around 30 minutes routinely, making him a serious threat for 30-35 fantasy points on a nightly basis. The mid-range salary still doesn’t account for that recent uptick, so go ahead and buy low while Nance still comes at a discount. Facing a Washington team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency vs opposing frontcourts doesn’t hurt his cause.
Jusuf Nurkic – Portland (at LA Lakers)
There are so many quality centers on this 11-game slate, but I’m giving Jusuf Nurkic a strong look. He has seemingly found his groove while averaging a very consistent 36 FPPG over the past seven. That’s important given that Nurkic has often been labeled a volatile boom-or-bust DFS option over the years. Playing up in pace against the Lakers could help his cause, as well as a potential usage boost if Lillard is out or limited. Nurkic has posted 71 fantasy points in 47 total minutes against the Lakers this season. If he stays out of foul trouble to see his usual 27 minutes, that rate extrapolates to 41 fantasy point possibility. That seems within reach considering the favorable draw.