NBA DFS Plays Tuesday 4/20

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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 Tuesday’s 5-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Delon Wright – Sacramento (vs. Minnesota) - DK: $4,100 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $10

Lest you think this article is a challenge to see how much salary cap you can leave on the table tonight (which might be fun), my vote for Wright is honestly a vote for De’Aaron Fox and Wright. Fox is playing great right now, averaging about 48-50 fantasy points per game in April. The Kings are scoring well and this game tonight is off the charts opportunity. Both teams play at Top 5 pace, while ranking in the bottom four in defensive efficiency. The over/under is the highest of the slate at 237.5 points, and the Kings are about four-point favorites. Now, if you can afford Fox, that’s fine, but consider Wright too. In the last two games, Wright has stepped up and played 26 and 28 minutes, scoring about a fantasy point per minute. He proved he could handle a starting PG role in Detroit and with Tyrese Haliburton struggling right now, he is stepping up again. Between the low salary, the matchup and these game factors, not to mention his recent production and historical upside, there are almost too many reasons to consider Wright tonight.

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Trae Young, Terry Rozier

Bargain Options: Cole Anthony, Derrick Rose, Jordan McLaughlin

SHOOTING GUARD

Bruce Brown – Brooklyn (at New Orleans) - DK: $4,900 (PG/SF) / FD: $4,800 / Yahoo: $13 (PG)

See, I really do hate spending money today. The Nets will be without both James Harden and Kevin Durant tonight, and while Jeff Green or Joe Harris are contenders to pick up some slack, I like Brown, who is already starting and playing a lot, to take on a higher usage (and therefore higher upside) role tonight. The Pelicans are a great guard matchup, ranking just 28th in overall defensive efficiency. This game has a point total of 231.5 points, and the Nets are only small underdogs on the road in New Orleans. It’s a game I’m interested in stacking, and Brown is the affordable, safe player I’m starting with. He’s averaging about 30 fantasy points per game over his last four games, and previously put up 35 fantasy points vs. New Orleans.

Also Consider: Paul George, CJ McCollum

Bargain Options: Kevin Huerter, Eric Bledsoe, Dwayne Bacon

SMALL FORWARD

Anthony Edwards – Minnesota (at Sacramento) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $7,100 / Yahoo: $31

Back to the game factors, Edwards is the consistently good option at SF tonight. He may lack the upside of Kawhi Leonard, but he’s a good bet for 40-ish fantasy points in this fast matchup. The Kings own literally the worst defensive ranking in the league, and Edwards scored 19 points with a handful of peripherals against them a couple weeks ago. I expect a bit of a boost vs. his recent box scores in this much better matchup and game flow situation.

Also Consider: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kawhi Leonard

Bargain Options: Norman Powell, RJ Barrett, Jeff Green, Naji Marshall

POWER FORWARD

Julius Randle – New York (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $10,100 / FD: $9,400 / Yahoo: $46

The Hornets are always on my radar as a team to attack with the opposing PF, and when that player is Randle, it’s a pretty easy move. The Knicks are winning, and Randle is on another level lately. He’s scored at least 32 real points in each of his last four games, with three of those being double-doubles. One of those was with 10 assists and he had five steals too! You can afford him with ease, and even double up at PF/F with Zion Williamson to take advantage of both stars’ good spots tonight.

Also Consider: Zion Williamson

Bargain Options: P.J. Washington, Chuma Okeke

CENTER

Steven Adams – New Orleans (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $5,200 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $17

I fully expect Karl-Anthony Towns to be the most highly rostered center tonight, and with the Kings lacking Richaun Holmes, it is a good spot for him. Still, the knee issue worries me a little bit. He’s played 25 and 26 minutes in the last two games and his stat lines have suffered as a result. He’s not on the injury report and I love him as a GPP option, but god forbid his knee flares up during this game…I can’t use him in cash games, personally. Meanwhile, Adams has quietly been playing great basketball. The Pelicans have their shortcomings, but they are the best rebounding team in the league. Adams has posted at least 28 fantasy points in his last four games – all four were double-doubles, and he played over 30 MPG in his last three games. Brooklyn is a nice frontcourt matchup and Adams should continue to provide value at his super-modest salary in this fantasy-friendly game.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Clint Capela (I prefer both in GPPs)

Bargain Options: Wendell Carter Jr., Hassan Whiteside

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Hassan Whiteside (C – SAC) is an obvious choice for a utility play tonight where he’s near minimum salary ($12 Yahoo). I hesitate to use my only center slot on him at FanDuel ($5400) and his $5800 salary at DraftKings is a bit high. Still, with Richaun Holmes out, he’s getting an opportunity and doesn’t need a ton of minutes to notch a small double-double. His last three games have yielded between 26 and 40 fantasy points, and this will be his best on-paper matchup (note that the 40-fantasy points came vs. Washington, which is nearly as good).

Dwayne Bacon (SG – ORL) is a very affordable way to take advantage of a pretty good game environment. The Magic are big underdogs, but are also lacking some wing depth with Terrence Ross out tonight. You could also look at Gary Harris, who is coming off a nice game, but Bacon is cheaper, played more minutes than Harris on Sunday, and performed at a higher level. Bacon’s been a terrific salary saver at times this season, and I have no qualms about using him in any lineup tonight.

Kyrie Irving (PG – BKN) is one of the reasons my core lineup leaves a lot of cap space to fit another star. It could be Williamson, McCollum, Leonard, or George, but with both James Harden and Kevin Durant out, Irving should step up big. This is the second-highest scoring game (with a narrow spread) and the Pelicans rank just 28th in defensive efficiency. Irving isn’t a player I tend to rely on, but I love him as a GPP option tonight.