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 11-game slate starting at 7:00 ET on Wednesday.
Terry Rozier - Charlotte (vs. Chicago)
If you recall, Rozier posted some fantastic stat-lines whenever he was promoted to the starting lineup in Boston. Now he’s the unquestioned playmaker for Charlotte while seeing starter minutes every night. Rozier dazzled in the preseason, and he’ll have an excellent chance to stuff the box score against a Chicago team that ranked 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards last season. I believe that Rozier is underpriced on pretty much every DFS site, and you shouldn’t hesitate to utilize him through all formats.
Tyler Herro - Miami (vs. Memphis)
The rookie has a chance to start tonight with Dion Waiters serving a one-game suspension. Even if he comes off the bench, I’m expecting Herro to hold a significant role of 25-30 minutes. A marvelous preseason has many pundits nominating Herro as a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate, especially with the recent injury to Zion Williamson. Regardless of that, he’s an intriguing salary relief option in DFS tonight while holding capable upside on a near-minimum price.
Kelly Oubre - Phoenix (vs. Sacramento)
This Phoenix-Sacramento tilt has the highest over/under of the night at 233.5 total points. Both teams played fast (5th & 11th in pace) with generous defense (29th & 21st in team d-eff) last season, and we can expect more of the same to begin the 2019-2020 campaign. Oubre is a strong mid-range lift within that fantasy-friendly atmosphere, as he has the ability to contribute in every statistical category. The fast pace of this contest feeds into his playing style as well. There’s not much opportunity cost at small forward tonight, so looking towards Oubre for a non-imposing salary makes plenty of sense.
Kristaps Porzingis - Dallas (vs. Washington)
Porzingis showed no signs of rust in the preseason, and he’s going to be a fantasy beast for Dallas this year. Tonight’s matchup is an outstanding spot for him to make his debut for the Mavericks, as the Wizards ranked dead last in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts last season. It remains to be seen how Porzingis’ playing time will be managed, but I believe he can retain value with just 25-28 minutes - the matchup is that good. There’s incredible upside if Kristaps gets turned loose for 32 or so minutes tonight.
Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota (at Brooklyn)
There’s so much value on this slate to easily squeeze Porzingis and Towns in the same lineup. The Minnesota center is finally at a stage in his career where he’s comfortable locking into “full takeover mode” for the Wolves. This is the perfect time for him to put that on full display while facing a Brooklyn team that ranked 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers last season. The Nets added DeAndre Jordan up front, but this is still a winnable matchup for Towns to do his thing.