NBA Daily Plays
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 playoff slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Kyle Lowry – Toronto (vs. Orlando)
I can’t say anything really negative about Russell Westbrook or Damian Lillard, except that they haven’t performed to the degree I expect at their salaries. Salaries are very tight in the playoffs, and getting 38 fantasy points from a $10-11K player can really sink a lineup. Lowry comes in well below that price point, and has returned value in all but the first game of this series. He averages 36 fantasy points against the Magic this season, and consistent with the Magic ranking third in turnover rate in this series, Lowry has nine steals so far. That’s a major boost to his fantasy line, especially when he’s not shooting well.
C.J. McCollum – Portland (vs. Oklahoma City)
McCollum is the perfect combination of safety and value, in one of the few good matchups this slate offers. I love that he’s cheaper than DeMar DeRozan and D’Angelo Russell, while averaging 44 fantasy points per game in this series. He’s taking and making a ton of shots, including shooting over 50 percent from 3-point range.
Paul George – Oklahoma City (at Portland)
Small forward is a challenge tonight. If you can get LaVert there (e.g. on DraftKings), go for it. On FanDuel, this is a place to spend up tonight. George has been as steady as it comes, and even if he has 100 percent ownership (which somehow, he won’t), I can’t get away from his high floor/ceiling combo today.
Also consider: Kawhi Leonard
Tobias Harris – Philadelphia (vs. Brooklyn)
Unlike the previous position, options abound at PF tonight. I’m likely going with one cheaper option (see several I like below) alongside Harris, or maybe Siakam. Harris’ last two games have been fantastic; he’s scored 53 real points, grabbed 24 rebounds, has nine assists, a block and two steals. He was super nuts when Embiid was held out of Game 3, but should stay hot as the 76ers look to close the door on this series tonight and get some rest before Round 2.
Jarrett Allen – Brooklyn (at Philadelphia)
Center options depend a lot on your other decisions tonight. Going with Westbrook or Lillard and George? Then you’re probably priced out of Jokic or Embiid. In that case, consider Jarrett Allen, who had his best game of the series on Sunday (21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals) in 32 minutes. If he gets that much court time again tonight, he’s a strong candidate to exceed value again. I’m generally staying away from Steven Adams, Enes Kanter and Nikola Vucevic at higher salaries due to the scary-low floors they’ve shown in Round 1.