NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 4/29

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Spencer Limbach
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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 six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Lonzo Ball - New Orleans (at Oklahoma City) - DK: $6,800 / FD: $6,700 / Yahoo: $25

Ball was the posterboy of our NBA GPP Pivots article yesterday, and he came through with 62 fantasy points at Denver. Lonzo remains underpriced on all DFS sites. He was limited to around 25 minutes while working his way back from an injury, but those days are behind him. It’s full pedal to the medal for Ball, and he has responded with averages of 35 minutes and 46 fantasy points over his last three. He should continue to thrive against a tanking OKC team tonight.

Also Consider: Facundo Campazzo, Stephen Curry

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SHOOTING GUARD

Andrew Wiggins - Golden State (at Minnesota) - DK: $7,000 / FD: $6,700 / Yahoo: $27

This is the perfect storm for Andrew Wiggins: 1) Kelly Oubre Jr. is doubtful, so Wiggins could take on more usage, rebounds, etc. 2) He could have some extra motivation while returning to Minneapolis. 3) The Wolves have been playing better defense lately, but they still rank 29th in total d-eff and 26th to shooting guards. 4) This is one of the highest-scoring game of the night (234 over/under), and Wiggins should find plenty of room to produce within that.

Also Consider: Josh Jackson, Landry Shamet

SMALL FORWARD

Michael Porter Jr. - Denver (vs. Toronto) - DK: $8,300 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $33

Will Barton is highly questionable for this game, and Porter should continue to roll if he remains sidelined. Porter’s salary keeps rising, but that’s warranted after hitting 47 FPPG over his last four games. He has stepped up with Murray and Barton out, and that role is sustainable moving forward. The matchup looks good too, as Toronto ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to small forwards.

Also Consider: Joe Harris, Kent Bazemore

POWER FORWARD

Jeff Green - Brooklyn (at Indiana) - DK: $4,800 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $16

James Harden, Bruce Brown, and Nicolas Claxton are out for the Nets. That’s enough to keep Jeff Green in an elevated role, which has led to a 35 minute and 34 FPPG average over his past three. I believe Green will continue that pace against a beat-up Indiana frontcourt. It helps that the Pacers rank 26th in defensive efficiency to power forwards, and this is the highest-scoring game of the night (243 over/under).

Also Consider: Isaiah Stewart, Darius Bazley

CENTER

Nikola Jokic - Denver (vs. Toronto) - DK: $10,900 / FD: $10,900 / Yahoo: $55

There’s no shortage of value on this slate, and we’ll discuss that in detail in the next section. You should be able to easily fit Nikola Jokic into your lineup, and I believe that’s a sound strategy through all DFS formats. Toronto has been solid against opposing centers this season, but that could fly out the window with Chris Boucher sidelined. Instead, Jokic will get a winnable matchup with Khem Birch.

Also Consider: Willy Hernangomez

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Facundo Campazzo (PG - DEN) is one of the best bargains (and most obvious) of this slate. He is thriving while stepping in for Jamal Murray, hitting 46 fantasy points in 36 minutes yesterday vs. New Orleans. His salary is still too cheap when considering the full-time role.

Isaiah Stewart (PF - DET) could pay dividends in DFS tonight. Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant are out for Detroit, and Stewart poured in some nice fantasy showings with them sidelined earlier this month: 50 FP vs. OKC, 53 FP vs. CLE.

Willy Hernangomez (C - NO) could see significant minutes tonight. Steven Adams is questionable, and there’s a chance Hernangomez sees the majority of playing time even if he’s a go. Hernangomez has a nice matchup at OKC, which should lead to positive DFS value if he gets 25+ minutes.

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