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.
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Russell Westbrook - Houston (vs. Miami)
Westbrook’s salary has fallen substantially, and I believe we’ve reached a nice buy-low valley. It’s safe to say that Westbrook has taken a backseat to James Harden, but he’s still capable of going off on any given night. I’ll point to his 28-13-10 line vs. Portland on November 18 as an example. Westbrook has been mediocre in his last three outings, but a competitive home matchup against Miami could bring out the best in him.
Fred VanVleet - Toronto (vs. New York)
VanVleet has taken over for Toronto with Kyle Lowry sidelined. He’s seeing 38-40 minutes in competitive games, which has pushed him to a solid 43 FPPG average over his last six. There’s a good chance VanVleet will continue to find success against a mediocre New York defense. The Toronto guard is a safe, cheaper alternative from costly players like James Harden or Jimmy Butler.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (vs. Atlanta)
Giannis absolutely destroyed the Jazz (81 FP) without Rudy Gobert. Now he’ll face an Atlanta team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to small forwards and 27th in overall team d-eff. The Hawks have no answer for the reigning MVP, and Antetokounmpo should be able to do whatever he wants. The only thing holding him back is a potential blowout with Milwaukee favored by 14 points. Even if his minutes are shortened, Giannis should still fill up the box score ... A tournament pivot revolves around taking LeBron James (instead of Giannis) while hoping the “Greek Freak” is relatively tame in a runaway victory.
Frank Kaminsky - Phoenix (vs. Washington)
Aron Baynes has missed the last four games for Phoenix, and Frank Kaminsky has been somewhat mediocre over that span. He’s still hovering around fantasy value while keeping a relaxed bargain salary. There’s a chance Kaminsky will finally cash in with Baynes still sidelined, as the matchup corresponds favorably against a Washington team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to centers. Due to Kaminsky’s dirt-cheap salary, I don’t believe there’s much to lose by welcoming him into your fantasy lineup.
Robert Williams - Boston (vs. Brooklyn)
Daniel Theis will miss his second straight game tonight. In his absence vs. Sacramento on Monday, Enes Kanter saw 25 minutes (28 FP) and Robert Williams logged 22 (22 FP). Both make for solid DFS choices in heightened roles against a mediocre Brooklyn frontcourt. Kanter’s salary has jumped following Monday’s solid outing, so Williams makes for the preferred “per dollar” choice while hovering closer to minimum salary.