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 the seven-game main slate starting at 6:00 ET on Sunday.
Raul Neto - Philadelphia (vs. Charlotte)
Ben Simmons will not play again tonight, meaning Neto will have another chance to fill in. He has run with the opportunity, averaging 25 FP and 30 minutes over his last two games. That’s a safe baseline representing solid value on Neto’s non-imposing salary. Making matters even better, his opponent (Charlotte) ranks 25th in team defensive efficiency to begin the season.
Kyle Lowry will miss some time moving forward, meaning Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell should take control of the Toronto backcourt. You can play both of them through all DFS formats tonight, especially in a high-scoring draw against the Lakers. Lowry left after playing just 16 minutes last game, and Powell stepped in for 25 FP in 29 minutes. VanVleet picked up the slack with 38 FP in 36 minutes too.
Also Consider: Fred VanVleet, CJ McCollum
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (at Oklahoma City)
The debate comes down to Giannis vs. LeBron for a similar salary. There’s enough value to comfortably select one in your lineup, but probably not both. I’m siding with Antetokounmpo in what should be a competitive contest at Oklahoma City. Giannis can effortlessly rack up peripheral numbers to go along with a 30+ point effort, and the Thunder rank below average in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Jarrett Allen - Brooklyn (at Phoenix)
DeAndre Jordan is expected to return, but I still like Allen in this spot. He’s especially underpriced on FanDuel, which helps because the opportunity cost at power forward is much lower over there. Allen has notched 32 and 42 fantasy points respectively in back-to-back games. While he probably won’t see 30+ minutes with Jordan back in the fold, he’s still a strong candidate to deliver adequate value in the highest-scoring game of the night.
Tristan Thompson - Cleveland (at New York)
I love Joel Embiid against the Hornets, but his salary (along with blowout potential) is problematic. That has me looking towards Thompson for a cheaper salary in a competitive draw at New York. Tristan is averaging an extremely solid 42 FPPG this season, and there’s a good chance he exceeds that mark against a Knicks’ team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers. The fact that Mitchell Robinson is sidelined for New York helps Thompson as well.