NBA DFS Plays Wednesday 4/14

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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 11-12-game main slate starting at 4:30 ET (Yahoo) or 7:00 ET (DK and FD).

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POINT GUARD

De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento (vs. Washington) - DK: $9,600 / FD: $9,600 / Yahoo: $44

Fox is coming off an amazing game Monday night, in which he scored 43 real points! This matchup is the highest scoring game of the night, and further, Vegas expects it to be a close one, with the Wizards just 1.5-point favorites. Washington is not only fast-paced, but the most generous fantasy matchup out there. I’d make it a priority to draw as much as is reasonable from this game, starting with Fox. He’s been highly efficient as a shooter, with significant peripherals in each of the last five games. He plays about 38 MPG, with a 37 percent usage rate. With Richaun Holmes doubtful tonight, and Buddy Hield still a question mark, we can expect another stellar game from Fox – for less salary than the other top options.

Also Consider: Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Ja Morant

Bargain Options: Cole Anthony, Monte Morris, Facundo Campazzo, Matthew Dellavedova

SHOOTING GUARD

Caris LeVert – Indiana (at Houston) - DK: $7,400 / FD: $8,200 / Yahoo: $33

I don’t know if the Pacers will rest either of Malcolm Brogdon or Domantas Sabonis on the back-to-back tonight, but I feel pretty confident that LeVert will play. His last two games have demonstrated clearly why the Pacers traded for him and why they were willing to wait for him to get healthy. He’s scored a total of 60 real points in those two games, and gets arguably the best matchup tonight. He also added three blocks apiece vs. Memphis and LA, in addition to bunches of rebounds and assists. LeVert in peak form at this salary (especially DK) is a must play vs. Houston.

Also Consider: Zach LaVine, Bradley Beal, Andrew Wiggins

Bargain Options: Terrence Mann, Eric Bledsoe, Josh Jackson, Desmond Bane, Dwayne Bacon

SMALL FORWARD

Brandon Ingram – New Orleans (vs. New York) - DK: $8,600 / FD: $8,100 / Yahoo: $34

New Orleans will continue to be shorthanded tonight, and while I don’t love a matchup with the slow-paced and defensive-minded Knicks, I do think Ingram offers a nice alternative to the more expensive SF options. Kevin Durant is out and Jimmy Butler could also rest on the b2b. Ingram on the other hand, especially on FanDuel and Yahoo, is returning good to great value just about every night. He gives your cash game lineups a solid floor and high ceiling, and you can pair him with a value forward pretty easily to balance the salary on Yahoo or DraftKings. This game is expected to be close, with the Pelicans being small home favorites.

Also Consider: Jimmy Butler, Michael Porter Jr.

Bargain Options: Luguentz Dort, Keldon Johnson, Joe Harris

POWER FORWARD

Christian Wood – Houston (at Indiana) - DK: $7,900 / FD: $7,500 / Yahoo: $31 (C)

It sounds like the Pacers have an outside chance of getting Myles Turner back tonight, but even if so, they’ve been a sweet frontcourt matchup all season long. Wood is coming off one of his best games since returning from an ankle injury (54 fantasy points), and it was against the Suns, the NBA’s most stingy defense. He’s still priced for his more common range of 35-45 fantasy points per game. He and Draymond Green are my favorite way to fill the PF/F slots tonight, giving nice upside in strong matchups with decent floors.

Also Consider: Zion Williamson, Domantas Sabonis, Draymond Green

Bargain Options: Jalen McDaniels, Marcus Morris Sr., Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green

CENTER

Wendell Carter Jr.– Orlando (at Chicago) - DK: $6,000 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $19

It’s a revenge game for Carter and Nikola Vucevic, but I always feel the energy is higher for the player returning to his former home court. Carter has found a nice role with the young Magic, though it hasn’t translated into wins. He’s definitely better when he gets 30-plus minutes, so part of me is hoping the revenge aspect pushes him to that threshold tonight. The Magic are pretty big underdogs, but Carter’s nearing a double-double most nights, regardless of the magnitude of their losses, and he offers significant savings and a solid return if he can get back to 40 fantasy points.

Also Consider: Nikola Vucevic, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic

Bargain Options: Kelly Olynyk, Nerlens Noel, Moses Brown

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Malachi Flynn (PG – TOR) just needs the briefest of mentions here as the Raptors are set to be without Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet again tonight, plus Gary Trent is out. Flynn’s salary has come up a little, but he’s still very possible tonight, and the game with San Antonio is expected to be a fairly good one.

Keldon Johnson (F – SAS) is another way to save some salary at F tonight, in a matchup with the less-than-full-strength Raptors. Toronto has been one of the best forward matchups for DFS, and Johnson, while quite variable in which stats he puts up, does enough that he can generally find a way to acceptable value. An every-category contributor in a good spot for low salary is just what I’m looking for to round out my lineups tonight.

Facundo Campazzo (PG – DEN) or Monte Morris is going to decide some things tonight, I’m sure. With Jamal Murray out, it seems likely that Campazzo will start, but Morris is more than capable of running the floor when he’s out there and could end up with the busier night and bigger stat line. I’m not looking to target this game too heavily as Miami is a good defensive team that plays at a slow pace, and there are better plays out there. That said, I think having exposure to both Denver guards makes some sense.