NBA DFS Plays: Monday 4/12

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Spencer Limbach
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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 Monday's nine-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Ja Morant - Memphis (vs. Chicago) - DK: $6,800 / FD: $7,100 / Yahoo: $27

Simply put: Morant is underpriced. He had a few down games earlier this month, but the reigning Rookie of the Year has seemingly regained his form with 36+ fantasy points in back-to-back outings. Consider that his baseline with upside for much more in a fast-paced showdown with Chicago, who ranks 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards.

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Dejounte Murray, Cole Anthony

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SHOOTING GUARD

Donovan Mitchell - Utah (vs. Washington) - DK: $9,200 / FD: $9,000 / Yahoo: $42

Mike Conley is out and Jordan Clarkson is questionable, which puts more usage on Mitchell’s plate. Mitchell was already thriving with 54+ fantasy points in two of his last three, and he’ll look to put the Jazz on his back once again. This is a fantastic matchup to boot, as Washington ranks first in pace and 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts. In other words, Mitchell should be worth his ascending salary.

Also Consider: Andrew Wiggins, Talen Horton-Tucker

SMALL FORWARD

Kyle Anderson - Memphis (vs. Chicago) - DK: $5,900 / FD: $7,300 / Yahoo: $23

This Memphis-Chicago game has plenty of fantasy players to consider. As mentioned earlier, it’s a high-scoring matchup between two teams that rank top ten in pace. Anderson should get in on the action, as he has looked good with 37+ fantasy points in three of his last four. The Bulls rank 21st in defensive efficiency to small forwards.

Also Consider: Brandon Ingram, Kent Bazemore, Kevin Porter Jr.

POWER FORWARD

Zion Williamson - New Orleans (vs. Sacramento) - DK: $9,700 / FD: $10,000 / Yahoo: $46

Zion has been taking on more usage with Lonzo Ball sidelined. Take note that Ball is questionable tonight, but we can target Williamson in DFS regardless. The matchup is incredible against a bad Sacramento defense that ranks 28th against power forwards. If Ball is ruled out, then Zion’s upside will be fully unlocked.

Also Consider: James Johnson, Jae’Sean Tate

CENTER

Mo Bamba - Orlando (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $4,300 / FD: $5,200 / Yahoo: $13

Bamba has been seeing 20-25 minutes for Orlando, leading to 28-37 fantasy points over his last three games. We all knew Bamba was capable of stacking rebounds and blocks, but scoring 19+ points in two of his last three is a nice bonus. The Magic need him to keep holding things down in the frontcourt, so I’m expecting him to come through with another solid DFS showing.

Also Consider: Jonas Valanciunas, Kelly Olynyk

ALSO CONSIDER

Cole Anthony (PG - ORL) has been seeing around 25 minutes while working his way back from an extended absence. That has led to reasonable DFS value, as Orlando needs him to dictate the offense for their depleted roster. Anthony is a serviceable DFS pick with a little bit of upside if his minutes are stretched out.

Talen Horton-Tucker (SG - LAL) is coming off a big game on Saturday. I believe he’s a respectable mid-range DFS play regardless, but things would look really good if Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews were out - leading to more opportunities for THT.

James Johnson (PF - NO) has seen 32 minutes in each of his last two games even with Brandon Ingram back in the lineup. I’d feel better if Lonzo Ball is still out, which causes playing time to trickle down to Johnson. He’s a respectable value filler in a high-scoring matchup.