NBA DFS Plays Friday 5/28

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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 Friday’s three-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Luka DoncicDallas Mavericks (vs. LA Clippers) - DK: $11,000 / FD: $10,500 / Yahoo: $52

No surprise at all here, as I’ve been bullish on Luka in each of the first two games of this series. We are starting to see more from Kristaps Porzingis, but Doncic has been dominant. As good a defensive team as the Clippers are, they haven’t had any answer for him and with a 2-0 lead playing back in Dallas tonight, that should continue. The Clippers are also likely to make some tweaks to the lineup, and if one of those included replacing Patrick Beverley at the starting PG position, that would be a welcome change from a DvP standpoint. I just can’t see fading Doncic, regardless of salary tonight.

Also Consider: Kyrie Irving, Trae Young

For Value: Derrick Rose, Reggie Jackson

SHOOTING GUARD

Kevin HuerterAtlanta Hawks (vs. New York) - DK: $4,500 / FD: $5,300 / Yahoo: $16

There is a way to pay up for both Luka and one of the top shooting guards tonight, but I don’t think you have to. The Hawks’ wings have been playing consistently good ball for their salaries, and this series in particular has been a closely fought one. The point total isn’t great, but the Hawks are favored and I’m more interested in players that should see their normal minutes, which for Huerter has been 26-27 in the first two playoff games. His volume is actually down a little bit, so there is room to improve, but he’s averaging 25 fantasy points per game as is with the help of five blocks in these past two games. Consider Huerter a solid cash game play with a small amount of upside.

Also Consider: James Harden, Paul George

For Value: Tim Hardaway, Alec Burks, Reggie Bullock

SMALL FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard – LA Clippers (at Dallas) - DK: $8,500 / FD: $10,000 / Yahoo: $40

Like Luka, Kawhi is a player I do not want to be without tonight. He’s been consistently producing fantasy lines in the upper 50’s and is significantly cheaper than Kevin Durant (who has been producing consistent lines right about 50 fpts). He’s in high gear but should feel like he’s got to go even harder down 0-2 to the Mavs tonight. Motivation is never a problem for the tenacious Leonard, and at worst I think we’ll see more of the same from him tonight.

Also Consider: Kevin Durant

For Value: RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, De’Andre Hunter

POWER FORWARD

Blake Griffin – Brooklyn Nets (at Boston) - DK: $4,300 / FD: $4,600 / Yahoo: $15

Griffin has been fine so far in the playoffs, but with the Big Three healthy, there isn’t a lot for the second tier Nets to do. Griffin gets the nod here because of Jeff Green’s absence, and because I don’t want to pay up for a top, but underperforming PF tonight. I think Griffin should be solid, with the game in Boston less likely to turn into a blowout. In fact, Vegas has this as the highest point total game of the night with the Nets favored by seven. If Griffin were to see even five more minutes (bringing his MPG to 25), I believe the return would be appreciable, around a fantasy point per minute.

Also Consider: Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum (GPP), Julius Randle (GPP)

CENTER

Tristan Thompson – Boston Celtics (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $4,900 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $14

It’s much the same story at center. There’s no real incentive to pay up for Clint Capela when he and Thompson are averaging 30 and 28 fantasy points per game, respectively, in the playoffs. Thompson has shown that he can coexist with Robert Williams, and while I definitely hope to see some more flashy games from Williams, Thompson is the safer, cash game option among the Boston centers. Thompson is coming off a double-double, has double-digit rebounds in each of his three games and double-digit points in three of the last four.

Also Consider: Clint Capela, Taj Gibson

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Jayson Tatum and Julius Randle (PF) should continue to be in GPP lineups tonight. Both have underperformed horribly so far in these playoffs, but both are capable of turning that right around. It would not surprise me for either of these forwards to be the highest scoring player of the slate. If you feel really crazy, throw John Collins in a tournament lineup or two. His salary on FanDuel and Yahoo is especially low.

Taj Gibson (C – NYK) is not spectacular in any one aspect of the game, but he has the ability to put up stats in every category any given night, and has done so in the playoffs. While Nerlens Noel has struggled mightily, Gibson has been a steady presence in the frontcourt. He’s still incredibly cheap, and I consider him one of those players I’m happy to see fits the salary demands of my last roster spot.

Reggie Jackson (PG – LAC) is a candidate to turn things around for the Clippers. His minutes jumped up to 30 MPG in Game 2, and the production spiked. His 15 points were the best off the bench and third best overall. Patrick Beverley is a great career defender, but he’s been a liability in this series so far. I don’t know that Jackson is a starter tonight, but I suspect he’ll have another big workload. This is a situation to monitor down till game time, as Rajon Rondo and even Yogi Ferrell, who finished the regular season strong for LA, might be in line for more work at reduced salaries.