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 two-game main slate starting at 6:30 ET.
Goran Dragic - Miami (at Milwaukee) - DK: $6,900 / FD: $6,800 / Yahoo: $24
Dragic posted a huge effort in Game 1, coming away with 43 fantasy points in 33 minutes. It’s definitely ambitious to expect a repeat performance, but Dragic remains well-aligned as a sensible mid-range fantasy prospect on this two-game slate. That especially holds true if the strong perimeter defense of Eric Bledsoe (questionable) remains on the sidelines.
Khris Middleton - Milwaukee (vs. Miami) - DK: $8,100 / FD: $7,500 / Yahoo: $29
You’ll see plenty of write-ups from Milwaukee-Miami in this article, as the price tags are more friendly within it. Middleton has found his groove with 45+ fantasy points in two straight outings, and his salary is still attainable after a mediocre first round. The Bucks really need him to step up with production in heavy minutes, and he came through with 28-6-5 in Game 1. Expect Middleton to keep his foot on the gas tonight.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (vs. Miami) - DK: $11,400 / FD: $11,500 / Yahoo: $56
Miami did everything in their power to limit Giannis on Monday. It worked to some extent, as Antetokounmpo attempted only 12 shots with an 18-10-9 line. That yielded 44 fantasy points, which wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the lofty salary. However, I believe Giannis will come out with a vengeance in Game 2, as most people are placing the blame on him for Monday’s defeat. The small forward position doesn’t have much opportunity cost tonight, and Giannis makes for an intriguing spend in this bounce-back situation.
Robert Covington - Houston (vs. Oklahoma City) - DK: $5,900 / FD: $6,300 / Yahoo: $26
Covington has been all over the place (as far as fantasy production goes) this series. However, he has looked much better with Russell Westbrook back in the fold, hitting 43 and 47 fantasy points respectively in his past two outings. I like RoCo through all formats on all three DFS sites, but he’s probably best utilized on FanDuel - where blocks and steals count for three points.
Also Consider: Bam Adebayo
Brook Lopez - Milwaukee (vs. Miami) - DK: $5,500 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $20
Lopez probably relies too much on scoring for fantasy production, but he has been a solid DFS commodity lately with 28+ fantasy points in four of his last five. Lopez will rely on hitting open jumpers, blocking a few shots, and maybe corralling some rebounds to keep the fantasy momentum.
Also Consider: Steven Adams
Jae Crowder (SF - MIA) had a tough Game 1, but he still saw 34 minutes. He’s normally able to translate that playing time into solid fantasy production, and I’m looking for him to get back on track tonight. He’s cheap due to that down performance, and this is a realistic buy-low opportunity.
Luguentz Dort (SG - OKC) isn’t exactly a fantasy-friendly option. However, he’s dirt-cheap while seeing substantial minutes for Oklahoma City. He has posted 19+ fantasy points in three of his last four outings, and you are essentially hoping for him to run into some peripheral stats here.
Tyler Herro (SG - MIA) could be overlooked tonight, as most people are gravitating towards teammates Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler. Herro didn’t do much in Game 1, but he’s still seeing around 30 minutes per outing. The salary has fallen, and Herro is capable of heating up off the bench. Keep him in mind as a tournament diversifier when creating multiple entries.