NBA DFS Plays Wednesday 5/5

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

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POINT GUARD

Delon Wright – Sacramento (at Indiana) - DK: $5,600 / FD: $5,200 / Yahoo: $12

Yes, it’s a repeat from yesterday, but why mess with success? His salary did not change on FanDuel or Yahoo following his massive, 70-fantasy point game last night, and went up just $500 on DraftKings. He’s still a very affordable component of all lineups tonight. While it’s very true that the Pacers are not the Thunder, and expecting 70 more from Wright is foolish, he should have the same opportunity as he did last night. Given the minutes, without De’Aaron Fox or Tyrese Haliburton, I expect Wright to meet value again tonight (albeit with closer to 35-40 fantasy points than 70).

Also Consider: Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Ja Morant

Bargain Options: T.J. McConnell, Facundo Campazzo

SHOOTING GUARD

Caris LeVert – Indiana (vs. Sacramento) - DK: $8,800 / FD: $8,400 / Yahoo: $38

This game is attractive for its high over/under (239.5 points), fast pace, and for LeVert and the Pacers, the Kings ranking dead last in defensive efficiency. Sacramento is a great opponent to stack against tonight, and with the Pacers still down several key players with Malcolm Brogdon not making any apparent progress toward returning, LeVert is the top play here. His salary on DraftKings is a problem, so I would only force him there if Brogdon is definitely out. In the past three games, LeVert is averaging close to 50 fantasy points per game, and that includes the blowout win over OKC.

Also Consider: Bradley Beal, Collin Sexton, Devin Booker

Bargain Options: Jordan Clarkson

SMALL FORWARD

Kyle Anderson – Memphis (at Minnesota) - DK: $5,600 / FD: $6,200 / Yahoo: $22

Another game with lots of fantasy potential, the Grizzlies get a Timberwolves team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency but fourth in pace. Great combination, as always. Anderson has been producing very solid, consistent stat lines over the last week, playing around 30 MPG. He’s had two previous good games vs. Minnesota, and with the kind of confidence and usage he’s enjoying now, I predict tonight will be his best yet, and fourth in a row over 30 fantasy points.

Also Consider: Anthony Edwards, Michael Porter Jr.

Bargain Options: Joe Ingles

POWER FORWARD

Julius Randle – New York (at Denver) - DK: $10,000 / FD: $9,700 / Yahoo: $46

Randle is having an amazing season. In my book, he should be an MVP candidate. His night in, night out consistency makes him an easy DFS play for cash games, and lest you worry about Denver as the opponent, he already put up 50 fantasy points on them earlier in the season. He’s matchup proof, and while this game doesn’t have as high a point total as the others, it is predicted to be competitive. That’s something that a lot of other big-name bigs won’t have in their favor. Overall, I’m happy paying up at this position given the relative savings at PG/SF.

Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo (or Bobby Portis)

Bargain Options: Juancho Hernangomez, Marvin Bagley

CENTER

Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota (vs. Memphis) - DK: $10,300 / FD: $10,000 / Yahoo: $47

There is no shortage of expensive centers for your consideration tonight, but like I said above, some are in danger of playing less in blowouts (especially Joel Embiid). I noted that this game has a lot to offer and with Jokic questionable with a toe injury, right now my money seems best spent on Towns. Towns has averaged 55 fantasy points per game against the Grizzlies this year, and rarely dips below a 45-fantasy point floor. I’m fine with spending at the position, and Towns is the safest cash game option with tournament upside at the moment.

Also Consider: Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert, Jonas Valanciunas, Clint Capela

Bargain Options: Richaun Holmes, Mo Bamba

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Joe Ingles (SF – UTA) is rather boring as far as DFS plays go, but he’s been solid with Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell missing time. This game is a rematch of Monday’s Jazz victory, and they are decent favorites at home again tonight. Ingles has failed to score at least 10 points in a game just once in the last 10 games, and posted nine assists in each of the last two, both 30-plus fantasy point efforts. His salary is a little high on DK ($6700) but if you can fit him in, he should be solid once again.

Bradley Beal (SG – WAS) is a luxury alternative to LeVert or an expensive center. The Wizards are decent underdogs against a Bucks team that has just beaten Brooklyn twice, including Tuesday night. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if they rested Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight, given that he isn’t too far removed from an ankle strain. Either way, this should be a fast-paced and competitive game. Beal thrives in that environment, and scored 37 real points the first time he faced Washington. Russell Westbrook is always going to get top billing, but Beal can be a valuable part of your lineups tonight too.

Facundo Campazzo (PG – DEN) is up and down, as rookies are, but he has had his moments lately. The opportunity with Jamal Murray, Monte Morris and possibly P.J. Dozier all out has led to consistent 30-36 MPG for Campazzo, and while his output has varied quite wildly, it’s generally trending upward. If you need to save big at a guard slot, I like the upside Campazzo offers for the price.