NBA DFS Plays: Monday 4/15

Spencer Limbach
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Spencer Limbach finds the best NBA DFS Plays for the two-game playoff slate on Monday, April 15.

NBA DFS Plays: Monday 4/15

Spencer Limbach finds the best NBA DFS Plays for the two-game playoff slate on Monday, April 15.

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 8:00 ET.  

POINT GUARD

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Stephen Curry – Golden State (vs LA Clippers)

Curry was brilliant in Game 1 with 38 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, and 66 total fantasy points. I’m definitely not expecting him to keep snagging double-digit boards, but Curry should have no problem retaining fantasy value in this one. Playing up in pace against the Clippers is a great matchup, and the former MVP should put on another show tonight. Needless to say, he’s a priority in this two-game slate.

Also Consider: Spencer Dinwiddie, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

SHOOTING GUARD

Jimmy Butler – Philadelphia (vs Brooklyn)

Butler was a force in Philadelphia’s Game 1 loss, posting 36 points and nine rebounds with 57 overall fantasy points. He’ll continue to carry the load for the Sixers, especially if Joel Embiid (questionable) is out or limited. Ben Simmons mentioned that he needs to be more aggressive on offense, but that shouldn’t take away from Butler’s fantasy upside.

Also Consider: Klay Thompson (better on FD), Andre Iguodala

SMALL FORWARD

DeMarre Carroll – Brooklyn (at Philadelphia)

Small forward is the weakest position of this slate. Sure, Kevin Durant is there, but I’m thinking he’s not worth the price while looking to spend at other spots. That has me focused on DeMarre Carroll and a punt play on FanDuel – where you can drop the lowest score. Carroll saw 33 minutes in Game 1 at Philadelphia, posting 26 fantasy points along the way. That’s a reasonable baseline that translates to solid value for a near-minimum salary.

Also Consider: Kevin Durant, punt on FanDuel (drop lowest score)

POWER FORWARD

Montrezl Harrell – LA Clippers (at Golden State)

The Clippers didn’t have much to cheer about in Saturday’s blowout loss, but Harrell came through with a nice 46 fantasy point performance in 29 minutes. He one of the few power forwards with legitimate upside, and I’ll look towards him alongside Draymond Green on both FanDuel and DraftKings. I’m not expecting a repeat of Game 1, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 30-35 fantasy points would suffice.

Also Consider: Draymond Green, Ed Davis (if playing)  

CENTER

DeMarcus Cousins – Golden State (vs LA Clippers)

The Clippers rank 29th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers this season. Cousins didn’t take advantage of that in Game 1, posting just 23 fantasy points through 21 minutes. The Warriors didn’t really need him, as Stephen Curry did most of the heavy lifting. However, the opportunity remains for Boogie to dominate, and he could step up with a giant effort this evening.

Also Consider: Joel Embiid (if playing)         

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