NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 11/7

Spencer Limbach
Rotoworld

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 four-game slate starting at 8:00 ET on Wednesday. 

POINT GUARD

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Kemba Walker - Boston (at Charlotte) 

Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker lead the point guard position on this four-game slate, but I’m siding with Walker in his return to Charlotte. Not only has Kemba been amazing with 42+ fantasy points in all but one game with Boston, but his opponent ranks 27th in team defensive efficiency to start the season. Having some extra motivation going against his former team doesn’t hurt either. 

Also Consider: Ricky Rubio, Patty Mills (better if Derrick White out)  

SHOOTING GUARD

Bryn Forbes - San Antonio (vs. Oklahoma City) 

This slate doesn’t have much in terms of obvious value, so we’ll need to get somewhat creative to work the top-dollar studs into a lineup. Forbes checks in as a serviceable value candidate at shooting guard, hitting 21-29 fantasy points in all but one game this season. The potential absence of Derrick White (questionable) could improve Forbes’ fantasy floor, but I believe he’s a fine bargain filler regardless. He’s one of the few dirt-cheap options who could reasonably see 30 minutes. 

Also Consider: Lou Williams, Jaylen Brown

SMALL FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers (vs. Portland) 

Leonard will return to the starting lineup after resting yesterday, so he should be ready to absorb a heavy usage rate in the highest over/under of the night (230). In fact, Kawhi’s 39.0% usage is the highest rate among qualified players, trailing only James Harden (39.4%) in that regard. That has translated to elite fantasy production with 60+ FP in three of his last four, and Leonard is a strong play against a Portland team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to small forwards. 

Also Consider: Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood

POWER FORWARD

Daniel Theis - Boston (at Charlotte) 

We’ll need to double-check the injury report before looking to Theis, as Enes Kanter is listed as questionable. If Kanter is out, Theis becomes a solid bargain who has notched 25+ FP in three straight with the Celtics’ big man out. If Kanter ends up playing, we’ll need to remove Theis from DFS consideration and pivot towards other bargains like JaMychal Green or Dario Saric (tournaments). 

Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, JaMychal Green 

CENTER

Montrezl Harrell - LA Clippers (vs. Portland)

The center position doesn’t have much to offer tonight, so Harrell becomes the “de facto” top option. He’s fresh off a sweet 62 FP outing through 39 minutes vs. Milwaukee last night, but that came in the absence of Kawhi Leonard. Still, Harrell carries one of the best price, matchup, floor, and ceiling combinations at a position without much opportunity cost. His opponent, the Blazers, rank 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers to begin the season. 

Also Consider: Hassan Whiteside, Ivica Zubac (tournaments)

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