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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 Saturday’s 7-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.
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Devonte Graham – New Orleans (at Minnesota) - DK: $5,500 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $18
A mix of stars and solid values allows for a lot of flexibility on what should be a really fun slate tonight. The best, or at least one of the best games to draw from is this one in Minnesota. Neither team is known for its defense, and both have the ability to put up big points. Graham, in his first two games with his new team, has played exactly 29 MPG, and put up very similar, very solid fantasy lines with an average of 32 fantasy points per game. For the salary and upside game environment, he’s an easy guard play for me tonight.
CJ McCollum – Portland (vs. Phoenix) - DK: $7,400 / FD: $8,200 / Yahoo: $33
This is the other game I like tonight, with Vegas’ highest over/under of 232 points and a very narrow spread. The Suns are playing the second half of a back-to-back set tonight, while the Trail Blazers have been off since Wednesday night. McCollum was stellar in the opener, despite the loss, with six threes and a full stat sheet. He’s a high-floor, high-upside option at home in a game that should be productive for fantasy.
Scottie Barnes – Toronto (vs. Dallas) - DK: $4,000 / FD: $5,100 / Yahoo: $16
Yahoo’s on board with Barnes, but the other sites still have his salary at a significant discount. Barnes has played over 30 minutes in both of his first two NBA games, and he doubled his fantasy output in Game 2 vs. the Celtics last night with a massive 25-point, 16-rebound double-double while also limiting his turnovers to just one. He allows you the flexibility of pairing him with someone like George, Edwards or Ingram at the other SF or F slot, while still getting a nice return on the meager investment.
Jerami Grant – Detroit (at Chicago) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $7,400 / Yahoo: $27
Grant is a bit of a compromise at the PF position, given that Detroit is looking like a potentially low-scoring team. Obviously, it’s too soon to tell, and they have a LOT of young talent that should develop over the course of the season. For now, Grant is the main man on both sides of the ball, and he’s a player that can contribute in multiple categories. He’s the right salary range for my lineup goals, and Vegas expects a bit more out of this rematch of Wednesday night’s opener for both teams, which is encouraging.
Bam Adebayo – Miami (at Indiana) - DK: $7,800 / FD: $8,100 / Yahoo: $34
Adebayo might fly a bit under the radar tonight since the Heat beat the Bucks in their first game by such a wide margin. He played only 24 minutes and still managed a big 20-point, 13-rebound double-double. In what should be a more competitive game tonight, he gets a Pacers’ frontcourt that has historically been overly generous to opposing centers. I love his salary compared to some of the top names, but would also have no problem with any of the players listed below depending on your salary needs.
Mikal Bridges (F – PHX) is awesome. Having family in Phoenix and being a peripheral Suns fan may have me biased, but Bridges is a key component of this championship caliber rotation and I think he can and should continue to be a 30-ish fantasy point per game producer. The minutes are there, and in back-to-back sets like tonight, his usage could expand if certain veterans are scaled back. Again, this should be a fast-paced and fun game with a decided DvP advantage to the Suns.
Jonas Valanciunas (C – NOP) is Adebayo’s biggest competition for my center slot. They are similarly priced, and I’ve already pointed out the plus factors of this game. The Timberwolves are positioned already to be targeted as a great center matchup, as they have been for a few years now. Valanciunas is a safe, high-floor option for any lineup tonight.
Ja Morant (PG – MEM) could easily be the best or one of the best fantasy producers tonight. His first showing of the new season was amazing, echoing his playoff performances from a few months ago. While the Clippers are a good defensive team when at full strength, that is not the case, and where they have been susceptible without Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley is at point guard. Look for Morant to continue to lead this Grizzlies team, and your DFS lineups. He’s easy to pair with Graham on two-PG sites.