NBA DFS Plays Wednesday 3/24

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Renee Miller
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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 Wednesday’s 11-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

John Wall – Houston (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $29

Wall is coming off a triple-double effort that helped the Rockets bust their long losing streak. I’m expecting him to keep it going in a plus matchup with the Hornets tonight, a team that gives up the fifth-most overall fantasy points to opponents. I think Wall has as much upside as all the point guards that cost more than he does, with a very safe floor as well.

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Jrue Holiday, Trae Young, Ja Morant

Bargain options: T.J. McConnell (especially if Malcolm Brogdon is out), Ricky Rubio, Theo Maledon, Darius Garland (tournament play)

SHOOTING GUARD

Tyrese Haliburton – Sacramento (vs. Atlanta) - DK: $5,700 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $20

This game is easily the best one to target, with a 236-point total and three-point spread. Haliburton has played over 32 MPG in three of his last four games, the exception being the second game of a back-to-back. He’s coming off a 28-point game in which he made four-of-five three-pointers. Haliburton got hot before the All-Star Break, and showed that he can sustain that kind of production game after game. I think this is a super spot to roster Haliburton at a discount to what his salary has been in the recent past.

Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, Fred VanVleet, James Harden, Devin Booker, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Bargain Options: Devonte’ Graham, Caris LeVert, Will Barton, Joe Ingles

SMALL FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard – LA Clippers (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $9,000 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $43

Regular readers know I’m a Kawhi Leonard fan, but when you look at SF tonight, it’s hard to find an argument against him. Playing his original team may provide some motivation, but playing a team with generous DvP to SFs doesn’t hurt either. Leonard previously put up 30 real points and 10 assists against the Spurs, and could have a similarly complete game tonight. He’s averaging about five more fantasy points at home than on the road this season, and gives you the most upside at the position.

Also Consider: Khris Middleton

Bargain Options: Evan Fournier, Harrison Barnes

POWER FORWARD

Bobby Portis – Milwaukee (vs. Boston) - DK: $5,300 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $15 (C)

I had to pick a side, and I’m writing as if Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to rest again tonight. If he doesn’t sit out, I’d strongly considering to pivoting to one of the guys below, though Portis has held his own at times this season and might get more run if Antetokounmpo is less than 100 percent. With Giannis out on Monday, Portis poured in 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four assists (38 fantasy points). He’s not in a great matchup with the Celtics, but has been significantly better at home this season, and has taken advantage of almost every big minute opportunity he’s gotten with the Bucks.

Also Consider: Kristaps Porzingis, Thaddeus Young

Bargain options: P.J. Washington, Nicolas Claxton (FD)

CENTER

Rudy Gobert – Utah (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $8,400 / FD: $8,300 / Yahoo: $36

The top-salary centers are quite hard for me to fit tonight, and it’s notable that Jokic has taken a dip in almost every back-to-back contest he’s played this year. When the dip is from 66 to 57 fantasy points, maybe it doesn’t matter, but he’s still the most expensive option out there, and if I could get 55 fantasy points for $2K less, I’d like to do it. Gobert (and Jonas Valanciunas) gives that option. The Nets are notoriously weak against opposing centers, and the Jazz are big home favorites in a high scoring game (228.5 over/under). Gobert has double-doubled in six games straight – every one since the All-Star Break, and nearly triple-doubled Monday with a nine-block game.

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jonas Valanciunas

Bargain Options: Nicolas Claxton, Ivica Zubac

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Nicolas Claxton (PF/C – BKN) has been a reliable source of 25-plus fantasy points for the last week or so. Brooklyn is obviously super short-handed, and while they have some veteran frontcourt depth with DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, Claxton has been providing an offensive spark for the second unit. The matchup with Utah isn’t a good one, also obvious, but playing off the bench may afford Claxton some Gobert-free court time. He’s a serious salary saver with a solid floor.

Desmond Bane (G – MEM) is another huge savings guy with almost no upside but a decent floor of about 15-19 fantasy points. For the minimum, I’ll take it if it lets me add another star to my lineup. The matchup with OKC is a good one, as the Thunder are average at best when it comes to defense and Vegas has the Grizzlies as 5.5-point favorites on the road.

Domantas Sabonis/Jeremy Lamb (IND) would both get a big boost if Malcolm Brogdon and/or Myles Turner were ruled out tonight. Sabonis is a pricey alternative at PF if Giannis plays tonight but should excel in a matchup with a young Detroit team, particularly if Turner is missing. Lamb is coming off a 40-plus fantasy point game without Brogdon, where he looked like his old self stuffing the stat sheet in every category. He’s cheap enough to play even if the starters are active ($4200 DK, $12 Yahoo, $4400 FD), but is someone I’ll actively target if one or both are out.