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NBA DFS Plays: Wednesday 1/15

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 15, 2020, 12:13 pm ET

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 10-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Wednesday. 


Ben Simmons - Philadelphia (vs. Brooklyn) 

Joel Embiid is out, sending more usage throughout the rest of Philadelphia’s starting lineup. Embiid has missed the past three games, and Simmons has taken advantage with 46+ fantasy points in two of those - despite subpar matchups against Dallas and Indiana. Tonight’s draw with Brooklyn looks much better, as the Nets rank 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards. The prospect of increased opportunity and a kind matchup puts Simmons firmly on the DFS radar through all formats. 

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Kemba Walker 


Zach LaVine - Chicago (vs. Washington) 

LaVine usually frequents the NBA GPP Pivots column, but he’s a primary cash play tonight. He has achieved 50+ fantasy points in four of his past six games, and there’s an excellent chance he’ll surpass that threshold against Washington. The Wizards rank dead last in overall defensive efficiency and 29th vs. shooting guards. This is one of the highest-scoring games of the night (230 over/under), and LaVine should thrive within that fantasy-friendly environment. 

Also Consider: Josh Richardson, Marcus Smart 


Jaylen Brown - Boston (vs. Detroit) 

Celtics’ forward Jayson Tatum has been ruled out tonight, so the rest of Boston’s lineup (Walker, Smart, Hayward, Theis, Kanter) will see a boost. Each of those players already found themselves in a good matchup vs. Detroit, and this moves the needle even more in their favor. As for Brown specifically, he checks in with a mid-range DFS price, more usage, and an excellent draw - considering the Pistons rank 28th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. 

Also Consider: LeBron James, T.J. Warren 


Al Horford - Philadelphia (vs. Brooklyn) 

The Sixers will continue to bank on Al Horford to hold down their frontcourt with Joel Embiid out. As mentioned earlier, Embiid has missed the past three games, and Horford has averaged a steady 39 FPPG over that span. While this isn’t the best matchup on paper (Brooklyn is 8th vs. frontcourts), Horford is still underpriced relative to his growing role with Philadelphia’s All-Star big man out. 

Also Consider: Nemanja Bjelica, Jerami Grant, Kyle Kuzma (if A.Davis out) 


Enes Kanter - Boston (vs. Detroit) 

Kanter has been up-and-down over the past few weeks, but he should see more minutes and usage to finish on the latter side of that equation tonight. The matchup isn’t too shabby either, as Andre Drummond was just torched by Jahlil Okafor on Monday. Kanter has achieved 34+ fantasy points in four of his last eight, and I believe he’ll surpass that threshold tonight. 

Also Consider: Clint Capela  

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.