NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 5/27

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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 three-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Facundo Campazzo - Denver (at Portland)- DK: $5,700 / FD: $5,800 / Yahoo: $19

Yes, I believe in Damian Lillard on this slate, but Campazzo is the affordable value play to help make that a reality. Campazzo has been a bankable fantasy asset while seeing full starter minutes for the Nuggets. He’s fresh off a 34 FP outing in Game 2, and that’s a healthy expectation for Thursday’s tilt in Portland. I’ll be looking towards Campazzo as a cornerstone bargain tonight.

Also Consider: Damian Lillard, Goran Dragic

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SHOOTING GUARD

Donte DiVincenzo - Milwaukee (at Miami) - DK: $5,000 / FD: $5,300 / Yahoo: $16

The shooting guard position is pretty miserable tonight. DiVincenzo is one of the only bargains that halfway makes sense. The Bucks’ guard saw 37 minutes in Game 1, but only 22 in Game 2. That decrease is probably due to the blowout, and I’m expecting DiVincenzo to reclaim his full-time role tonight. That makes him an instant fantasy value compared to the other shooting guards on this slate.

Also Consider: CJ McCollum

SMALL FORWARD

Jimmy Butler - Miami (vs. Milwaukee) - DK: $8,400 / FD: $9,100 / Yahoo: $41

Butler didn’t play very well, but he still dropped 44 FP in Game 1. Then the bottom fell out for Miami, and Butler finished with only 22 FP in Game 2’s blowout loss. Expect the Heat to be extremely competitive in tonight’s home matchup with the Bucks, and Butler should lead the way. His price has fallen across the DFS industry, so this is a fantastic buy-low opportunity.

Also Consider: Mikal Bridges, Khris Middleton

POWER FORWARD

Michael Porter Jr. - Denver (at Portland) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $7,500 / Yahoo: $34

I really like Anthony Davis tonight, but Michael Porter Jr. is probably the better “per dollar” option on all DFS sites. He’s reasonably priced across the board while holding legitimate 40+ FP potential. This is expected to be a high-scoring game in Portland (227 over/under), and Porter should be in the thick of that action.

Also Consider: Robert Covington, Jae Crowder

CENTER

Jusuf Nurkic - Portland (vs. Denver) - DK: $6,800 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $29

As mentioned earlier, this Portland game has the highest over/under of the night. Bam Adebayo, Jusuf Nurkic, and Deandre Ayton are legitimate candidates to beat Nikola Jokic from a fantasy-point-per-dollar perspective tonight. The key is finding the right one. I believe Nurkic has the most upside of that group, and he came through with 41 FP in the first game of this series. Look for him to fall back within that range tonight.

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic, Bam Adebayo

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Goran Dragic (PG - MIA) makes for another confident bargain through all formats. As mentioned earlier, Miami will come out with plenty of energy to get back on track tonight, and the Heat will continue to rely on Dragic with some of their younger players struggling.

Mikal Bridges (SF - PHX) should see a full workload for the Suns. After all, he played 41 minutes in Game 1. He’s a fine utility forward (or SF2) who should find enough peripheral stats to meet value.

Robert Covington (PF - POR) hasn’t done much in the fantasy department, but he’s still seeing around 36 minutes per night. Most people will shy away from his inefficient performances in this series, but I believe he can snag a few extra rebounds, get a steal, and sink a couple more threes to reward fantasy backers. Covington is a scary DFS proposition, but you need to trust that he can find a way to produce with all those minutes.