NBA DFS Plays Thursday 10/28

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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 Thursday’s 6-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Luka Doncic – Dallas (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $11,000 / FD: $10,700 / Yahoo: $52

I’d like a balanced lineup tonight, but I also don’t want to be without some star power. If you can afford it, I’m putting Luka at the top of that list. There is a reasonably good chance that Kristaps Porzingis will sit out tonight after injuring his back in the Mavs’ last game. Anything that would increase Doncic’s usage rate needs to be acted upon. He’s just a couple stats away from a triple double in each of the first three games, and I think he gets his first of 2021 tonight. If you absolutely have to save some salary, I’m fine with Young or Curry as your star PG tonight. All three should find themselves in competitive and higher scoring games.

Also Consider: Trae Young, Steph Curry, Kemba Walker, Tyrese Maxey, Mike Conley

SHOOTING GUARD

Andrew Wiggins – Golden State (vs. Memphis) - DK: $6,100 / FD: $6,400 / Yahoo: $26

Wiggins can be a frustrating player to roster, with some unpredictable ups and downs. So far, however, he’s been pretty consistent, both in minutes and production. I like him tonight against a Memphis team that is ranked dead last in defensive efficiency, and playing on a back-to-back. The Grizzlies also have allowed the third-most overall fantasy points to opponents, with especially good DvP to the SF position. The Warriors are seven-point favorites at home in what Vegas has as the highest over/under of the night (229 points).

Also Consider: Spencer Dinwiddie, Derrick White, Desmond Bane, Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Poole, Seth Curry

SMALL FORWARD

DeMar DeRozan – Chicago (vs. New York) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $7,400 / Yahoo: $33

I’d love Zach LaVine tonight if I knew his thumb injury was no big deal. Instead of worrying about that up until lock, I’m slotting teammate DeRozan into my cash game lineups. This might be one of the lower scoring games, but the undefeated Bulls face their toughest opponent to date, so it should be a competitive one against the 3-1 Knicks. DeRozan has smoothly fit right into his new team, scoring an average of 22 points per game with ample rebounds and assists as well as the odd steal or block. He’s a reliable source of 35-45 fantasy points every night, and at a reasonable salary everywhere.

Also Consider: Saddiq Bey, Kyle Kuzma, Tobias Harris, Kyle Anderson

POWER FORWARD

John Collins – Atlanta (at Washington) - DK: $6,300 / FD: $6,400 / Yahoo: $23

I’m having a hard time making a balanced lineup with Randle in it, so as much as it scares me to fade him, I’m going to rely on Collins in my main lineups. This should be a fantasy-friendly game for both sides, and Collins seems to be a safe play for the price. He’s coming off his first double-double, and had narrowly missed in two previous efforts. Overall, despite a poor outing vs. Cleveland last week, Collins is averaging a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double with a block per game.

Also Consider: Julius Randle, Tobias Harris

CENTER

Rudy Gobert – Houston (vs. Utah) - DK: $8,300 / FD: $8,300 / Yahoo: $33

You have no shortage of center options tonight spanning a wide salary range. I like being able to fit Wood or Randle, as noted above, but Gobert is where I tend to be most comfortable with the rest of the roster. Gobert may be boring, but he’s very consistently boring, giving you that same big double-double every night. Houston plays at a fast pace and gives up a ton of fantasy points to their opponents. There is a small blowout risk, but I think Gobert does enough to reach that 40-ish fantasy point threshold I want at this price regardless.

Also Consider: Christian Wood, Andre Drummond (if Joel Embiid is out), Nikola Vucevic, Montrezl Harrell

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Spencer Dinwiddie (G – WAS) is a player that could easily go overlooked tonight. He’s playing upwards of 30 MPG this season, and has recorded double-digit points in every game so far. It should be a fun matchup with the Hawks, one in which Dinwiddie could show off that 50-plus fantasy point upside again.

Montrezl Harrell (C – WAS) is another Wizard to consider tonight. Daniel Gafford exited last night’s game with a possible quadriceps injury and is awaiting MRI results. It seems very unlikely that he plays tonight. Harrell was already on the DFS radar for his steadily good play, but he really took off with the additional opportunity against Boston last night. He’s still very affordable so expect high roster percentages, but also a solid return from Harrell.

Christian Wood, Alperen Sengun (C – HOU) Wood has as much upside as anyone on the slate, even against Utah. In fact, the Jazz have given up plenty of fantasy points to opposing centers (not just Nikola Jokic either). Wood’s salary is a bit high for most of my lineups, but use him in your alternate tournament lineups with confidence tonight. As a salary saver at C or Utility, Sengun has been finding ways to contribute despite limited minutes (season low 14 MPG on Tuesday). Most of his stat line has come from steals, surprisingly, as he is averaging over two steals per game (and over two assists per game). If he can improve his FG percentage, he can make a nice return on investment tonight.