NBA DFS Plays Wednesday 5/26

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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 three-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Ben SimmonsPhiladelphia 76ers (vs. Washington) - DK: $7,300 / FD: $8,100 / Yahoo: $31

The 76ers are an attractive team to target tonight. This game has the highest point total, by far (230.5 points) and they are eight-point favorites over Washington. You know the Wizards and Russell Westbrook offer a significant pace bump, and overall this season Washington was one of the best overall and guard matchups. Simmons had an interesting Game 1 on Sunday, with a 15/15 double-double in rebounds and assists, and only six points in 38 minutes. Regardless of how exactly he gets there, he should continue to provide good value for the price, and price is a key reason he’s here. Much cheaper than Westbrook, he allows you round out the rest of your lineup with more talent than Westbrook would.

Also Consider: Mike Conley, Trae Young, Ja Morant

For Value: Derrick Rose

SHOOTING GUARD

Dillon Brooks – Memphis Grizzlies (at Utah) - DK: $6,300 (SG/SF) / FD: $7,200 / Yahoo: $24

Brooks is my favorite floor value today at SG/G. He actually outscored Bradley Beal in their respective Game 1s, though Beal had a fantastic game and is frankly unlikely to return those peripheral stats every night. Brooks probably won’t exceed 50 fantasy points every night of the playoffs either, but here is where you have to consider the salary. Brooks will set you back significantly less than Beal ($17 less on Yahoo, $2300-2500 less on FanDuel and DraftKings). I think it’s likely they score within 10 fantasy points of each other tonight, and I am therefore taking the savings with Brooks.

Also Consider: Bradley Beal, Donovan Mitchell (GPP)

For Value: Alec Burks, Seth Curry

SMALL FORWARD

Bogdan Bogdanovic – Atlanta Hawks (at New York) - DK: $6,900 (SG) / FD: $7,600 / Yahoo: $28 (SG)

Small forward might be the toughest position to fill on FanDuel, so I’m using Bogdanovic there (both Bogdanovics work on FanDuel, but see the Mitchell blurb below). On DraftKings, you can simply swap Brooks in at SF and use Bogdan at SG. Bogdan’s salary is high on FanDuel, but it’s deserved. You have to go back to April 18 to find a game that he played in and didn’t post 30 or more fantasy points. His scoring (especially his three-point shooting) is his main asset, but he also has at least two steals in each of the last four Hawks’ games, and offers a few other peripherals every night as well.

Also Consider: Kyle Anderson, Bojan Bogdanovic

For Value: Alec Burks (Yahoo)

POWER FORWARD

Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Washington) - DK: $7,000 / FD: $7,400 / Yahoo: $30

I’m picking on the Wizards again here, and with Harris it might be a little bit reactionary. He’s coming off a superb game against them, with 37 real points and over 50 fantasy points. Can he do it again with Joel Embiid likely to have a bounce-back game? I don’t know for sure, but he is cheap enough to come up a little short and still not hurt you, something that can’t be said for Embiid. The matchup is great, the game environment is great, and Harris is clearly at the top of his game right now.

Also Consider: Julius Randle

For Value: Jaren Jackson, Davis Bertans

CENTER

Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz (vs. Memphis) - DK: $7,700 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $33

All of the main centers in tonight’s games were a bit underwhelming in Game 1, and when I see that, I am going to look for the cheapest option to break out. That is Gobert on all three sites, and with Gobert, you rarely worry about a terrible performance. He is not always great, but he’s always good. I honestly don’t think center will be a make or break position on tonight’s slate, so save what salary you can by rostering Gobert.

Also Consider: Joel Embiid, Clint Capela, Jonas Valanciunas

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Derrick Rose (PG – NYK) had a good game off the bench vs. Atlanta on Sunday, playing 38 minutes and filling the stat sheet with 17 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block. Elfrid Payton was awful and saw only eight minutes, while Immanuel Quickley picked up the slack with 21 minutes and 17 fantasy points. Quickley might make for an interesting GPP play tonight, but expect Rose’s experience to continue to pay off as he makes the right decisions over and over against a young Atlanta team. He’s a fine mid-range cash game play tonight.

Donovan Mitchell (SG – UTA) will return tonight with an apparent chip on his shoulder for being forced to wait until Game 2. How this plays out is anyone’s guess. Mitchell hasn’t played since mid-April, and his return is almost certainly going to have a negative impact on Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic both in terms of usage and minutes. If the rust comes off quickly, Mitchell could make for a great tournament play, but I think he’s too hard to trust in cash games with other viable options at this position. Players who should not be negatively impacted by Mitchell’s return include Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert, who are playable in any contests.