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 2-game welcome back main slate starting at 8:05 ET.
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Ja Morant – Memphis (vs. Washington) - DK: $7,800 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $33
With not much choice tonight, there are two main strategies you can pursue: To Luka or not to Luka. I’m not. The reason is solely due to how I feel about the rest of my lineup when I try it. So, Morant gets to play in the game with the 236.5-point total, against a Wizards opponent that plays at the league’s fastest pace, gives up the fourth-most overall fantasy points and ranks 27th in defensive efficiency. Morant went into the All-Star Break averaging over 50 fantasy points in the two games prior, one of which was a 55-fantasy point effort vs. Washington.
Bargain options: Derrick White
Bradley Beal – Washington (at Memphis) - DK: $9,400 / FD: $10,500 / Yahoo: $45
Beal is a guy I don’t want to be without tonight. Though he didn’t wow during the All-Star game, he still enjoys the second-highest usage rate in the league and averages about 33 real points per game. He has more games over 60 fantasy points than below 40, providing the high floor and ceiling that a two-game slate demands.
Also Consider: Dillon Brooks
Justise Winslow – Memphis (vs. Washington) - DK: $3,900 / FD: $4,800 / Yahoo: $11
We’ve got to find some savings tonight, and with everyone pretty much back to full health, it’s harder than it was before the break. Winslow has been up and down a bit since returning from injury in mid-February, with a lot of variability in his scoring especially. Fortunately, he gets a great matchup, as noted above. I believe he’s a player the Grizzlies want to feature in regular rotation, so think he’s actually one of the safer plays in this range tonight.
Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $8,600 / FD: $8,300 / Yahoo: $33 (C)
Like Beal, Porzingis is the guy I want at his position. This is a tough spot to fill, especially on Yahoo, where Porzingis is center/utility eligible. However, on the other two sites, he’s pretty much a must-play to fill PF (and I am using him on Yahoo). The draw is that no one else at this position gives such a high floor. Porzingis found his groove prior to the break and should pick up, well-rested, right where he left off. The Mavs are modest favorites at home in a lower-scoring and slower-paced game than the other, but the Spurs are pretty average when it comes to defensive efficiency and fantasy points allowed.
Also Consider: LaMarcus Aldridge
Bargain options: Brandon Clarke
Jonas Valanciunas – Memphis (vs. Washington) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $26
I’m using Valanciunas on FanDuel, primarily, but would happily use him all over if salary/lineup construction allowed, so I’m including him as a headliner here. Washington is particularly weak against opposing centers, giving up the second-most fantasy points to the position. Valanciunas, like Porzingis, is a known quantity. I can rely on his 35 fantasy points per game, which is, incidentally, exactly what he had vs. Memphis the first time these teams met.
Also Consider: Robin Lopez
Derrick White (PG – SAS) will be returning from the COVID list tonight, which could make him more of a risk/reward sort of play, but all signs indicate that he won’t be eased in after having the break to get up to speed. He’s a tempting source of salary-savings, costing just $19 (Yahoo), $5600 (FanDuel), and $5000 (DraftKings).
Robin Lopez (C – WAS) is the desperation play at center or utility that makes some of the stars mentioned above possible. Asking, who in this price range is a lock for 18 fantasy points?, gets you to Lopez. He’s definitely not exciting, but compromises must be made on two-game slates, and Lopez has more consistency than most.