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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 10-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
De’Aaron Fox - Sacramento (vs. Philadelphia) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $7,300 / Yahoo: $33
The Kings are in a weird place right now. They just fired their coach after losing seven of their last eight games. The last two contests weren’t even close, and Fox’s fantasy production suffered as a result. I’m expecting him to get back on track in this home date with a banged-up Philadelphia team. This game has one of the highest over/unders of the night (222), and the Kings are favored by 2.5 points. Fox is underpriced due to those recent blowouts, and I believe he can top 40-45 FP in this one.
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Darius Garland - Cleveland (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $7,200 / FD: $6,200 / Yahoo: $25
Collin Sexton and Evan Mobley are out tonight, and Cedi Osman is doubtful. Their absence will keep Garland in a prominent role for the Cavs. The young guard has thrived in that spot with 33+ fantasy points in four of his last five. He even came through with 38 and 45 in two of those. His 45 FP outburst came against the same Brooklyn team he’ll play tonight, and the Nets rank 23rd in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.
Josh Hart - New Orleans (vs. Minnesota) - DK: $5,500 / FD: $5,300 / Yahoo: $19
I like Hart as a solid bargain in a high-scoring matchup against Minnesota. In fact, this game has a ton of fantasy value, and we’ll touch on that later in the article. Minnesota plays fast while ranking dead last in rebound rate and 24th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. All of this acts as a boon to Hart’s fantasy upside, and the Pels’ forward has come through with 35+ FP in three of his last four. That’s a realistic baseline for this contest.
Tobias Harris - Philadelphia (at Sacramento)- DK: $8,100 / FD: $7,500 / Yahoo: $31
Harris will continue to carry a heavy workload with Embiid and Simmons out of the lineup. That should especially be the case in a nice matchup at Sacramento, who ranks eighth in pace and 28th in rebound rate. As mentioned earlier, this should be a competitive and high-scoring game. Harris represents the driving force on the Philadelphia side.
Jonas Valanciunas - New Orleans (vs. Minnesota) - DK: $8,900 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $37
Valanciunas is a beast, and the Pelicans desperately need him to hold down the frontcourt with Zion Williamson out. He has answered the call with an impressive 41 FPPG average up to this point. That includes 54 and 59 fantasy points respectively in two games vs. Minnesota this season. It makes sense too, as the Wolves rank dead last in rebound rate and 27th in defensive efficiency to centers. It goes without saying that I believe Valanciunas will continue his domination over Minnesota this evening.
Also Consider: Andre Drummond
Patrick Beverley (PG - MIN) is starting for the Wolves, and he has found some fantasy relevance within that role. That includes 30+ fantasy points in three straight. He could keep it going against a New Orleans team that ranks 29th in defensive efficiency to point guards.
The Cavs are shorthanded, which could push Isaac Okoro (SF - CLE) into a full-time role. He played 39+ minutes in two of his last three, hitting 30+ fantasy points in two of those. Keep an eye on Okoro as a bargain filler.
Jarred Vanderbilt (PF - MIN) has joined Minnesota’s starting lineup, which comes with a 24-28 minute role. He has always been an interesting fantasy producer, and now Vanderbilt is seeing ample playing time. The result? He has topped 29 FP in two straight. Consider “Vando” a risk/reward bargain option who is great for tournaments and borderline cash playable.