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 main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Wednesday.
Ben Simmons - Philadelphia (vs. New York)
You could easily make a case for Luka Doncic, Trae Young, or Russell Westbrook in this spot. I love Luka, and he’ll definitely crack my lineup if more value opens up. However, don’t forget about Ben Simmons as a cheaper alternative to that trio - good for tournaments and cash games alike. We all know Simmons carries inspiring DFS upside with triple-double potential, and facing a subpar New York defense helps the cause. I’m expecting a low ownership rate despite the friendly price tag and matchup potential for Simmons.
Spencer Dinwiddie - Brooklyn (vs. Charlotte)
Dinwiddie will be a staple in my lineups tonight. Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the third straight game, and Dinwiddie stepped up for 36 and 49 fantasy points respectively over the last two. He’ll continue to absorb heavy usage vacated by Irving, which should result in fantasy success against a Charlotte team that ranks 29th in team defensive efficiency. Don’t overthink it: Dinwiddie makes for a wonderful play through all formats.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at Atlanta)
The reigning MVP is another cash game building block in my opinion. I’m prioritizing Giannis over Luka Doncic even though I’d be interested in selecting both if enough value plays make that possible. There’s less opportunity cost at small forward, and Giannis finds himself in a beautiful matchup against an Atlanta team that ranks 10th in pace and dead last in defensive efficiency to small forwards. The Hawks are 25th in team defensive efficiency as well, leaving Antetokounmpo a clear path to fantasy upside.
Bam Adebayo - Miami (vs. Cleveland)
Yes, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kristaps Porzingis are also fine DFS candidates at the power forward position. However, Bam Adebayo has an excellent blend of floor, ceiling, and matchup potential while facing the Cavaliers. Cleveland will be without Tristan Thompson tonight, which could create better individual matchups for Adebayo. Bam has notched 44+ fantasy points in each of his last two outings, and one of those came against Cleveland. There’s a very good chance he’ll cross that threshold again tonight.
Brook Lopez - Milwaukee (at Atlanta)
Lopez follows the same rationale attached to Ben Simmons above. In other words, the Milwaukee center isn’t a 100% necessity in any format, but he represents a fine value pivot away from costly centers like Andre Drummond, Nikola Jokic, and Nikola Vucevic. Lopez definitely has a wide range of fantasy outcomes, as he has been anywhere between 14-54 fantasy points lately. Lopez has notched 46+ fantasy points in two of the last three games, and he could be soaking up more usage with Khris Middleton sidelined. He finds himself in a strong matchup at Atlanta, who ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts.