NBA DFS Plays Saturday 4/3

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Renee Miller
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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 8-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Luka Doncic – Dallas (at Washington) - DK: $10,600 / FD: $10,400 / Yahoo: $54

It’s a close decision between Doncic and Russell Westbrook tonight, especially if Bradley Beal sits again. But Doncic is so cheap (for him), and the Wizards are such a good matchup that I’m tilted toward Luka. Plus, there is a decent chance that Kristaps Porzingis will sit on the back-to-back which would bump Doncic’s usage rate further than it’s already staggering level (40.6 percent, highest in the league by far). Doncic hasn’t been amazing lately, but this could be the game he erupts for. Washington is the fastest-paced team in the league, allowing the most overall fantasy points to opponents with a 26th rank in defensive efficiency.

Also Consider: Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday

Bargain Options: T.J. McConnell, Theo Maledon, Derrick White

SHOOTING GUARD

Anthony Edwards – Minnesota (at Philadelphia) - DK: $7,300 (PG/SF) / FD: $7,900 / Yahoo: $29 (SF)

Edwards is on the wrong side of a huge spread in this game, which is a slight concern. Philadelphia is not a good matchup any way you look at it, but I can come up with reasons to dislike a lot of wing players tonight and you have to go with someone. Edwards plays a ton of minutes for the still-shorthanded Timberwolves, and he’s managed to put up some quality games against other great defensive teams like Phoenix and LA (Lakers). His production hasn’t wavered much whether the Timberwolves are winning or losing by any margins. I like him for the high floor and upside he offers at a slight discount from CJ McCollum or Donovan Mitchell.

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Donovan Mitchell, CJ McCollum

Bargain Options: Tyler Herro, Tyrese Haliburton (tournament play)

SMALL FORWARD

Norman Powell – Portland (vs. Oklahoma City) - DK: $6,200 / FD: $6,600 / Yahoo: $23

If you can afford to spend up for someone like Khris Middleton, I support doing so, but I’m liking my lineups a bit more if I can save with Powell here (or at SG on DraftKings). The Trail Blazers are big home favorites against the Thunder tonight, a young team that gives up the sixth-most overall fantasy points to opponents. This game carries one of the higher point totals, and Portland gets the benefit of a pace bump. Powell is the cheapest way to take advantage of a good game environment, and with a couple solid days’ rest (something that is rare on this slate), I’m expecting at least 30 fantasy points from the new acquisition.

Also Consider: Khris Middleton, Jimmy Butler

Bargain Options: Danny Green, Kenrich Williams, Deni Avdija

POWER FORWARD

Tobias Harris – Philadelphia (vs. Minnesota) - DK: $8,600 / FD: $7,900 / Yahoo: $35

Harris is coming off a terrible game in which he dealt with foul trouble early and ended up playing only 15 minutes. It benefits us to have a short memory with a situation like that, because even though Joel Embiid is questionable to return tonight, this is a superb bounce-back opportunity for Harris. He’s a better fantasy asset at home, he’s previously put up around 45 fantasy points against Minnesota, who ranks 26th in defensive efficiency and is one of the best frontcourt matchups for fantasy. His FanDuel salary is much too good to pass up.

Also Consider: Julius Randle, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Bargain Options: Chuma Okeke, Harrison Barnes, Aleksej Pokusevski, Dean Wade

CENTER

Jakob Poeltl – San Antonio (vs. Indiana) - DK: $6,200 / FD: $6,800 / Yahoo: $21

Consider the options at center tonight. I can’t trust Embiid after such a long absence, and his return is sounding more questionable today that it did earlier in the week anyway. Towns is a strong option, but pricey, and if Embiid does play, I’m downgrading him. So, for now, I’m looking at Poeltl, who has been a remarkably consistent source of about 40 fantasy points per game. Priced below guys like Enes Kanter, Moses Brown, and Richaun Holmes, all of whom have shown of a decidedly gross floor lately, Poeltl is a perfect solution at center for your cash game lineups. Look for him to extend his double-double streak to four games tonight vs. Myles Turner and the Pacers, the sixth-best center matchup for DFS.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns

Bargain Options: Mason Plumlee, Wendell Carter Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Theo Maledon (PG – OKC) has seized the opportunity as the Thunder’s main point guard. Ty Jerome and Svi Mikhailiuk are clearly taking a backseat in this backcourt, and there is hardly a better matchup for guards than the Trail Blazers. Maledon is coming off his best game – 33 real points – in 31 minutes against Chris Paul and the Suns, one of the best defensive teams in the league. Granted, it was a blowout loss, but Maledon did a little bit of everything. He and fellow rookie Pokusevski could both be good value again tonight.

Dean Wade and Isaiah Hartenstein (PF/C – CLE) With Larry Nance Jr. and Jarrett Allen out, this duo holds some cheap appeal. Both are PF eligible on FanDuel, while Hartenstein has to be used in the center or utility slot on Yahoo and DraftKings. Hartenstein is averaging about 30 fantasy points in his last two games, equally as tough as this one should be for the Cavs, while Wade is just slightly below that level. With few options in the frontcourt, I like both of them to reach value again tonight, even if Kevin Love is part of the picture.

Hamidou Diallo (SG – DET) should be good to go tonight and although this is not a game I’m looking to target heavily given the slow pace, low total and overall improved Knicks’ defense, Diallo has been great when he’s played with his new team. In two games this week, in which he played just 26-27 minutes, he has filled the stat sheet to the tune of about 1.5 fantasy points per minute. The guard situation in Detroit can be murky, especially with Killian Hayes expected to return in some capacity tonight, but I firmly believe in Diallo – in terms of both opportunity and productivity – when he’s active.