NBA DFS Plays: Monday 6/7

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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 two-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Mike James - Brooklyn (vs. Milwaukee) - DK: $3,300 / FD: $4,800 / Yahoo: $10

Who needs James Harden when you have Mike James? Harden left after only playing a minute in Game 1, forcing Mike James and others to step up in his absence. James was up to the task, posting a serviceable 25 FP line in 30 minutes. Harden has been ruled out for Game 2, and we are projecting James for 27-30 minutes because of that. This is a high 236 over/under, and Mike James should be able to pay off his cheap salary across all DFS sites.

Also Consider: Jrue Holiday, Chris Paul

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SHOOTING GUARD

Monte Morris - Denver (at Phoenix) - DK: $5,400 / FD: $6,700 / Yahoo: $18

Facundo Campazzo and Austin Rivers were the primary guys in Denver’s backcourt to begin the Portland series. However, Monte Morris took over in the last two games, hitting 42 and 48 fantasy points with 41 and 32 minutes respectively. His momentum should spill into this series with the Suns. Morris has been running things off the bench for Denver while holding an impressive usage rate to keep his fantasy success. I’m looking for more of the same tonight.

Also Consider: Devin Booker, Austin Rivers, Bryn Forbes (cheap filler)

SMALL FORWARD

Michael Porter Jr. - Denver (at Phoenix) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $7,800 / Yahoo: $28

I love Kevin Durant in this spot (especially with Harden out), but he is extremely expensive. Michael Porter Jr has a much more accommodating salary while holding a nice floor/ceiling combination for DFS purposes. Porter finished the last series on a high note, hitting 48 and 40 fantasy points respectively. His salary is artificially low due to a dreadful seven fantasy point performance in Game 4 against the Blazers. That was a weird blowout scenario, so I’m not too worried about it happening again. Instead, I’ll buy low on Porter in this two-game slate.

Also Consider: Kevin Durant, Mikal Bridges

POWER FORWARD

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at Brooklyn) - DK: $11,000 / FD: $11,300 / Yahoo: $55

Where should you invest tonight? Antetokounmpo, Durant, Irving, and Jokic all make strong cases. For me, I believe Durant and Antetokounmpo are at the top of that list. I’m giving Giannis a slight preference due to positional scarcity at power forward - which isn’t the case on sites that have multi-position flexibility. This Milwaukee-Brooklyn matchup should have plenty of scoring, and I can’t wait for these superstars to go head-to-head. I’m looking for Giannis to find “takeover mode” while flirting with a triple-double. Find a way to get him into your lineup.

Also Consider: Blake Griffin, JaMychal Green, Jae Crowder

CENTER

Brook Lopez - Milwaukee (at Brooklyn) - DK: $4,900 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $19

Yes, Nikola Jokic is great, but Brook Lopez is a serviceable mid-range play who will fit into your lineup if you need some salary relief. Lopez posted 26 FP in 27 minutes last time around despite not doing much in the second half. As I keep preaching, this MIL-BKN game will be played at a fast past with enough stats for everyone to get in on the action. Lopez is certainly capable of racking up 30+ FP in 28 or so minutes of action.

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Blake Griffin (PF - BKN) is an obvious value choice tonight. He helped step up with Harden out in Game 1, and that will be the case once again. Griffin went for 42 FP in 35 FP on Saturday. A repeat performance seems ambitious, but Blake should easily glide past his value targets when considering the cheap salary.

JaMychal Green (PF - DEN) is another cheap filler to keep in the back of your mind. He was an efficient bench player in the Portland series, averaging 21 minutes and a consistent 22 fantasy points in the last three games. If he can keep producing at the clip, he’ll make for a nice bargain on this short slate.

Bryn Forbes (SG - MIL) is a risk/reward play who depends on three-pointers for fantasy value. I’m only recommending him on sites where you need to play two shooting guards without positional flexibility. He’s cheap with some upside, although his fantasy floor is admittedly shaky.