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NBA DFS Plays: Tuesday 4/9

Updated On: April 9, 2019, 12:51 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.

Take note that we are looking at the main slate (11 games) starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Alex Caruso – LA Lakers (vs Portland)

Rajon Rondo won’t play tonight unless there’s an emergency, so go ahead and add him to the Lakers’ lengthy injury report. Caruso played 42 minutes with Rondo sidelined last game, and he’ll be expected to carry that type of load yet again. Caruso is averaging 39 minutes and 38 fantasy points over his last three, and that represents a solid baseline for tonight’s draw against the Blazers. I’ll be looking towards him as a mid-range lift through all formats.

Also Consider: Terry Rozier, Elfrid Payton, Kemba Walker   

SHOOTING GUARD

James Harden – Houston (at Oklahoma City)

The Rockets and Thunder are both jockeying for playoff position, so this seems like a nice game environment to spend some salary. There’s plenty of value on this slate due to players resting, and it’s difficult to find confident studs to invest the savings. Harden is one of those pillars while Houston will make a bid at the stealing the second seed from Denver. This is the highest-scoring game of the night with a two-point spread, so Harden should come away with his usual fantasy heroics. I’ll be looking towards Paul George from this game as well.

Also Consider: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jaylen Brown  

SMALL FORWARD

JaKarr Sampson – Chicago (vs New York)

Sampson has stepped up for the injury-plagued Bulls with an impressive 31 minute and 39 fantasy point average over his past three. Chicago will remain shorthanded, putting Sampson in that familiar role. His matchup is a perfect landing spot for more production, facing a New York team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to opposing small forwards. Sampson stands out as a solid mid-range lift through all formats.

Also Consider: Paul George, Mario Hezonja

POWER FORWARD

Jemerrio Jones – LA Lakers (vs Portland)

The Lakers have waived the white flag on this season, meaning they’re giving minutes to guys like Jemerrio Jones. The rookie from New Mexico State started on Sunday while posting 40 fantasy points through 37 minutes. I’m assuming he’ll get another start following that impressive showing, but double-check to be sure. Jones is minimum salary while facing a Portland team that ranks below average in defensive efficiency to opposing power forwards.

Also Consider: Larry Nance Jr, Daniel Theis

CENTER

Mitchell Robinson – New York (at Chicago)

I’m flexible with this recommendation, gladly moving to Jahlil Okafor or Mason Plumlee at cheaper salaries if injury situations unlock their value. However, Robinson is a nice fixture if that doesn’t happen, and there are enough bargains to make his asking price attainable. The rookie has flexed realistic 40-50 FP upside this season, and he’s seeing starter minutes to make that a reality. This could be a spot for upside while facing a Chicago team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers.

Also Consider: Mason Plumlee (if Jokic out), Jahlil Okafor (if A.Davis out)       


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