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 six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
Kemba Walker - Boston (vs. Dallas)
Luka Doncic and Russell Westbrook are both great plays on this slate, but I’ll be looking towards Kemba Walker for a cheaper salary (on certain sites). Walker could realistically post a similar total to those superstar point guards for a fraction of the cost. His teammate, Gordon Hayward, will miss some time moving forward, which opens up a fair amount of usage in the Boston offense. Kemba has been rolling with 44+ fantasy points in five of his last six, and I’m thinking he’ll cross that threshold in a competitive home date with Dallas.
James Harden - Houston (at New Orleans)
Warning: you’re going to see a ton of players recommended from this Houston-New Orleans game. Both of these teams play fast with lackluster defense, translating to a 245 over/under. You could realistically take both Westbrook and Harden in the same lineup (good strategy on DK), but Harden demands more attention with a league-high usage rate against this vulnerable New Orleans squad. There’s enough value to make him work through all formats, and I fully intend to deploy that strategy.
Brandon Ingram - New Orleans (vs. Houston)
Kawhi Leonard against his former team is tempting, but I’m interested in Ingram for a cheaper price point. There’s a good chance he’ll post a similar fantasy total in this massive over/under. Pelicans’ guard Lonzo Ball will not play tonight, meaning Ingram could have more ball-handling responsibilities with a higher-than-usual usage rate. The New Orleans’ forward has been magnificent with three games of 55+ fantasy points this season, and now he’ll face a Houston team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency against small forwards.
Derrick Favors - New Orleans (vs. Houston)
Favors has been all over the place from a fantasy point of view this season. However, it appears that he’s healthy and ready to be a mainstay in this New Orleans’ frontcourt. Favors is fresh off a 32 FP performance while seeing 29 minutes at Charlotte on Saturday. His salary is deflated while seeing fewer minutes on his way back from an injury, but that seems to be a thing of the past. We can take advantage of that artificially decreased salary in this high-scoring draw against the Rockets.
Serge Ibaka is doubtful tonight after suffering a sprained ankle on Friday. Boucher saw more playing time in his absence last night, racking up 34 fantasy points through 24 minutes against the Lakers. Assuming Ibaka is out again, Boucher should see at least 22-25 minutes once again, and there’s upside for more if he gets the hot hand. That makes him a strong DFS bargain through all formats against the Clippers.