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 nine-game slate starting at 7:00 ET on Wednesday.
Malcolm Brogdon - Indiana (vs. Washington)
Brogdon has been magnificent for the Pacers and fantasy backers alike. He has produced 43 or more fantasy points in six of seven games this season while coming off a 31-5-8 showing at Charlotte yesterday. Brogdon’s production will likely dip once Victor Oladipo returns, but we don’t have to worry about that for a while. The Pacers’ floor general should continue to thrive against a vulnerable Washington team that ranks 25th in overall defensive efficiency. There’s scoring upside for Brogdon if Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner both remain sidelined (questionable), but he’s a strong DFS lift either way.
Bruce Brown - Detroit (vs. New York)
The Pistons are still thin in the backcourt with Reggie Jackson, Tim Frazier, and Derrick Rose out. Brown has relished the role of “de facto point guard” by averaging 38 minutes and 42 fantasy points over his last two games. The price has risen, but Brown will continue to see plenty of opportunities to post another rewarding fantasy total. It helps that he’s facing a non-imposing New York defense that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to opposing point guards.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at LA Clippers)
There’s enough value on this slate to put Antetokounmpo and Karl-Anthony Towns (plus Brogdon) in the same lineup. I highly recommend that approach, as those top dollar commodities find themselves in promising situations. As for Giannis, he catches the Clippers on a day when Kawhi Leonard is resting, which obviously gives him easier individual matchups to dominate. This game has one of the best fantasy environments of the night (Bucks -5, 228.5), and Antetokounmpo should emerge with another video game stat line.
Also Consider: TJ Warren (if Sabonis/Turner out), Glenn Robinson
JaMychal Green - LA Clippers (vs. Milwaukee)
As mentioned in the previous write-up, Kawhi Leonard will not play tonight. The last time Kawhi rested, Green stepped up for season-highs in points (23), rebounds (8), minutes (27), and fantasy points (35) despite a tough matchup at Utah. That’s more than a coincidence, as Green stands to benefit from Leonard’s absence. Needless to say, he’s a strong value through all DFS formats.
Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota (at Memphis)
Towns will return after serving a two-game suspension, and I’m expecting him to play with plenty of energy while potentially having a chip on his shoulder. That’s good news from a fantasy standpoint, as KAT’s unique skillset should pose problems for Jonas Valanciunas and the rest of the Grizzlies’ frontcourt. On top of that, Memphis ranks 21st in rebound rate to begin the season, so there’s an opportunity in that category as well.