NBA DFS Plays Wednesday 3/31

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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 10-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Mike Conley – Utah (at Memphis) - DK: $5,700 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $22

In two games that Conley has played with Donovan Mitchell out, he is averaging about four points, two assists, one steal and one three-pointer more than when Mitchell is on the court with him. It’s a small sample size, but with Mitchell ruled out tonight, Conley should be on DFS radar. In two games with Memphis last week, Conley played only one, and it was a forgettable one (24 fantasy points). Still, he’s capable of more, and should be at the higher end of his 20-40 fantasy point range tonight. This is one of the higher over/unders of the night and Utah is only a 5.5-point favorite on the road (e.g. starters should play the whole game), unlike what I fear in Brooklyn or LA tonight.

Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Dejounte Murray, Dennis Schroder

Bargain Options: Cory Joseph/Saben Lee, Tomas Satoransky (if Coby White is out), T.J. McConnell

SHOOTING GUARD

DeMar DeRozan – San Antonio (vs. Sacramento) - DK: $7,600 (SF) / FD: $7,700 / Yahoo: $35 (SF)

I’m not keen to spend up on James Harden tonight with Kyrie Irving back and the Nets in an easy matchup with the Rockets. Instead, I’ll target a solid floor, great matchup guy playing in the game with the highest point total and narrowest spread. The Spurs lost badly to the Kings Monday night, but DeRozan still played 32 minutes, about his average since the break. He’s my cash game option, and I think there are some strong values at this position to pair him with too, so reserve guys like Harden, Devin Booker, CJ McCollum, and Fred VanVleet for tournaments.

Also Consider: CJ McCollum, Anthony Edwards, Fred VanVleet

Bargain Options: Jordan Clarkson, Hamidou Diallo, Gary Trent, Ty Jerome, Sterling Brown, Marcus Smart

SMALL FORWARD

OG Anunoby – Toronto (at Oklahoma City) - DK: $6,300 (PF) / FD: $6,600 / Yahoo: $26 (PF)

Toronto is in a bit of free fall right now, but through it all, Anunoby continues to play hard every single night. He’s stuffing the stat sheet in just about every category every night. He’s had three-block games, three-steal games, and every night since his return a couple weeks ago, at least 15 points and five rebounds per game. The Thunder are missing key defender Luguentz Dort tonight, and rank as one of the worst defensive teams in the league anyway. I expect the very reasonably priced Anunoby to continue his 35ish fantasy point run tonight.

Also Consider: Jimmy Butler, RJ Barrett, Kyle Kuzma

Bargain Options: Kenrich Williams, Joe Ingles, Evan Fournier (if Jaylen Brown is out)

POWER FORWARD

Domantas Sabonis – Indiana (vs. Miami) - DK: $9,400 / FD: $9,200 / Yahoo: $45

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Julius Randle headline this position, but I can’t justify spending on either tonight. Both have seen games where they’ve returned 20-something fantasy points lately, and the Greek Freak hasn’t been his dominant self in over 10 days. Use either in a big field GPP, for sure, but for cash games, I’m looking toward the reliability and lower salary of Sabonis. The Pacers are clicking right now with multiple guys playing really well for them (Brogdon, LeVert, Turner, even McConnell), but Sabonis fills this most difficult spot on the DFS roster best. A double-double machine, he hasn’t posted his best numbers vs. Miami this month (but both games were still double-doubles) but still manages to equal or surpass the range of every other option on the slate.

Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, Kristaps Porzingis, Robert Covington

Bargain Options: Kelly Olynyk, Isaiah Roby/Aleksej Pokusevski, Jaden McDaniels

CENTER

Nerlens Noel – New York (at Minnesota) - DK: $4,900 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $14

Again, there are options to spend on, but I’m preferring to save with Noel, or on FanDuel, Kelly Olynyk at center. Noel has been great in the last two games with Mitchell Robinson sidelined with another extended injury, with a notable seven blocks in those games. In fact, when he’s played over 30 MPG he’s generally returned good value. He’s cheaper than Olynyk, and in a sweet matchup with the Timberwolves, who rank as one of the best center matchups in the league.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Bam Adebayo, Deandre Ayton

Bargain Options: Andre Drummond, Jakob Poeltl, Robert Williams, Moses Brown

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Andre Drummond (C – LAL) makes his Lakers debut as a starter tonight, but is priced like a scrub on FanDuel ($5200). He’s definitely a tournament only play given that he hasn’t played since February, but could be a difference maker on this site. The Lakers play a full-strength Bucks squad, but Drummond has the chance to dominate at the rim and a small double-double is not out of the question for him tonight.

Jordan Clarkson (G – UTA) is another beneficiary of Mitchell’s absence tonight. Where he is most affordable, $5000 on FD, $5500 on DK, and $19 on Yahoo, Clarkson is an easy fit into the PG/SG/G slots in your cash game or GPP lineups. Last week, with Mitchell active and Conley inactive, Clarkson had a 45-fantasy point game vs. Memphis, though his other effort was more pedestrian. He’s the guy that picks up a lot of usage when one of the starters is out, and he’s proven over and over that he’s up for the challenge.

Cory Joseph (PG – DET) I sort of like all the Detroit guards tonight (including Saben Lee and Hamidou Diallo), so I’m leaving this open for your personal preferences and salary needs. Portland is obviously a great matchup for opposing guards, and while the Pistons are a fairly large home underdog, individual players are thriving win or lose. Lee has back-to-back efforts yielding over 25 fantasy points, and Joseph is coming off a big 17-point, 4-rebound, 5-assist, 2-steal, 1-block game vs. Toronto. Diallo has a lot more upside than he had been showing after his extended absence, which he demonstrated in the Toronto game – a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double for 43 fantasy points. All represent strong values in a fantasy-friendly game tonight.