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 Wednesday’s three-game main slate starting at 5:30 ET.
Kemba Walker - Boston (at Toronto) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $7,800 / Yahoo: $29
Walker has been terrific in the playoffs, hitting 48+ fantasy points in two of his last three. He came up with 38 FP in Game 1 against Toronto, as the Celtics didn’t really need him to finish off the Raptors by 18 points. I’m expecting another quality outing from the Boston floor general, looking to him on DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo alike. You might be able to reach Denver PG Jamal Murray alongside Walker on FanDuel, but he’s extremely expensive.
Marcus Smart - Boston (at Toronto) - DK: $6,000 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $20
Smart makes for a sensible bargain on tonight’s two-game slate. His mid-range salary blends comfortably alongside the more desirable fantasy acquisitions, and we know he’ll see starter minutes. Smart had a scoring outburst in Game 1, posting 21 real points and 32 fantasy points through 30 minutes. His baseline is somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 fantasy points, and he should see more playing time in a likely competitive affair.
OG Anunoby - Toronto (vs. Boston) - DK: $4,800 / FD: $5,200 / Yahoo: $19
Anunoby is another cheap filler who will see sufficient playing time to stabilize his fantasy floor. OG has logged 33+ minutes in four of five playing games, resulting in a consistent 25 FPPG average. That’s respectable production considering the cost and lack of opportunity cost on this brief slate. As a result, Anunoby checks in as one of the better overall bargains across all DFS sites.
Also Consider: Jaylen Brown
Jerami Grant - Denver (vs. Utah) - DK: $5,100 / FD: $5,100 / Yahoo: $18
Grant represents the third straight bargain write-up of this article. Locking in these value plays will hopefully help you reach for Walker, Murray, Jokic, and maybe Mitchell. Admittedly, it’s easier to make Murray/Mitchell work on FanDuel than DraftKings and Yahoo … As for Grant, he has seen 34+ minutes in three straight games. It hasn’t always translated to fantasy production, but there aren’t many other cheap forwards (outside of Anunoby and O’Neale) getting that type of run. It’s evident that Michael Porter Jr. has fallen out of favor due to poor defensive play and turnovers, which is why Grant should continue to see starter-like minutes.
Also Consider: Royce O’Neale, Jayson Tatum
Nikola Jokic - Denver (vs. Utah) - DK: $9,500 / FD: $9,800 / Yahoo: $43
This is an elimination game, so we could realistically see 40+ minutes from guys like Jokic, Murray, Mitchell, and others. The Denver big man has really stepped up with 44-51 fantasy points in all but one game this series. The opportunity cost at center is extremely low, so taking Jokic becomes more of a priority across the board.
Also Consider: Rudy Gobert
Royce O’Neale (PF - UTA) doesn’t do much in terms of fantasy production. However, this is a two-game slate, and sometimes you have to get weird with your lineups. O’Neale should be on your list as a cheap filler while seeing 36+ minutes in three straight. From there, you are hoping he can run into around 20 fantasy points in this elimination game.
Robert Williams (C - BOS) was a factor in Game 1, posting 27 fantasy points in just 18 minutes. He’s still hovering around the minimum salary on most DFS sites. He looked great, and that should earn him some playing time moving forward. While I’m not expecting a repeat performance, Williams could make sense as a bargain-basement filler to help round out a lineup. It all depends on your risk tolerance, as the Boston big man is hardly an established DFS entity.