NBA DFS Plays Wednesday April 21

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Renee Miller
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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 12-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.

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POINT GUARD

Stephen Curry – Golden State (at Washington) - DK: $10,500 / FD: $10,200 / Yahoo: $50

I could be dared off of Curry tonight, but only for Russell Westbrook. It’s one of these two stars, facing each other, for me tonight in all lineups. There’s plenty of value to pair with them and round out the guard spots in your lineups, but in the fastest-paced, highest point total game, with both teams rested a day, this is the guard situation you need exposure to. Curry is averaging over 40 real points per game in April, and he put up an efficient and well-rounded 55 fantasy points against Washington a couple weeks ago. With the way he’s playing, Curry’s a lock at a meaningful discount from Westbrook or Luka Doncic.

Also Consider: Russell Westbrook

Bargain Options: Darius Garland, Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Kendrick Nunn, Delon Wright

SHOOTING GUARD

Bruce Brown – Brooklyn (at Toronto) - DK: $5,200 (PG/SF) / FD: $5,100 / Yahoo: $13 (PG)

Brown continues to impress with the Nets dealing with all kinds of injuries. He put up another terrific game last night in New Orleans, making it two in a row with 11 rebounds. He does a bit of everything for the Nets and should continue to see around 30 minutes off the bench. In a previous game vs. Toronto, Brown put up 25 fantasy points but with James Harden out and Kevin Durant questionable again, I think he’ll be even better than that in this one. If Kyrie Irving rests on the b2b, Brown’s stock will go through the roof, but he’ll still probably be worth rostering in any format.

Also Consider: CJ McCollum, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Collin Sexton

Bargain Options: Joe Ingles, Reggie Bullock, Terrence Mann (if Paul George sits on the b2b), Landry Shamet

SMALL FORWARD

Anthony Edwards – Minnesota (at Sacramento) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $6,900 / Yahoo: $31

Edwards was excellent in this matchup last night, and it was as high scoring as advertised. Tonight’s rematch has an over/under of 239 points, and despite the fact that the Timberwolves won by a wide 14-point margin, the Kings are four-point favorites at home. De’Angelo Russell will probably be out on the b2b, which makes Edwards all the more attractive as he’ll see a small usage bump with that news (something to watch). Regardless, Edwards has been incredibly consistent for the price (which came down $200 on FanDuel overnight). He’s a staple in my cash game lineups, especially in great matchups like this one (Sacramento ranks dead last in defensive efficiency).

Also Consider: Michael Porter Jr., Norman Powell

Bargain Options: Jeff Green, Garrett Temple, Oshae Brissett (if all the Pacers are out)

POWER FORWARD

Harrison Barnes – Sacramento (vs. Minnesota) - DK: $7,100 / FD: $6,000 / Yahoo: $25

I still love Delon Wright, and with a hint that De’Aaron Fox may have tweaked his ankle last night, that goes double. But forward is the tougher position to negotiate tonight, and Barnes quickly rose to the top of my list. I noted the superb game factors above for Edwards – but Minnesota is also a great matchup, ranking 27th in defensive efficiency and giving up the most fantasy points per game of any team in the league. Barnes put up 38 fantasy points last night and is now averaging 41 fantasy points per game vs. Minnesota. Assuming Richaun Holmes stays sidelined tonight, Barnes should be in for another full workload and makes for an affordable way to fill a PF/F slot (less so on DraftKings, but still doable).

Also Consider: Julius Randle, Kristaps Porzingis

Bargain Options: Darius Bazley, Royce O’Neale, Xavier Tillman

CENTER

Jakob Poeltl – San Antonio (vs. Miami) - DK: $5,900 / FD: $5,900 / Yahoo: $21

There is no shortage of quality centers to spend up on tonight, but it’s really difficult to find the salary for them. I find Poeltl to be one of those not very exciting, but effective centers in his salary range. Miami has a number of key players listed as questionable tonight, including Bam Adebayo, which has led Vegas to basically have this game as a PK. Poeltl has been over 30 fantasy points in his last two games thanks to scoring 16-17 real points per game, and continues to be a consistent rebounder and shot blocker. If you save a bit here, you can really improve the rest of your lineup.

Also Consider: Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Nikola Vucevic

Bargain Options: Goga Bitadze (if he plays), Hassan Whiteside

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Kendrick Nunn (PG – MIA) would be an attractive guard option if players like Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro don’t suit up tonight. Nunn was terrific in that exact situation on Monday, scoring 30 real points to go along with seven rebounds and eight assists. The Spurs are an average defensive matchup, but Nunn is all about the minutes. If he sees 35-plus MPG again tonight, he will be worth the meager salary.

Reggie Bullock (SG – NYK) is bound to disappoint at some time, but he’s scored over 20 fantasy points in six straight games. As much as people want to see Immanuel Quickley doing this, the fact is that Bullock is playing very heavy minutes (like 35-40 MPG) and pouring in the points. His three-point shooting is impressive, but he also has been contributing enough peripherals to make it worth the low salary ($3800 FD, $10 Yahoo) to include him, especially on a slate like this one!

Oshae Brissett (SF – IND) is another near-minimum salary guy ($10 Yahoo, $3800 FD, $3100 DK) who made a fantasy impact with half his team on the sidelines. We already know that Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis are out. Doug McDermott, Jeremy Lamb and Goga Bitadze are all questionable, leaving the Pacers with virtually no forwards or bigs for tonight. Brissett is SF/PF eligible, and when everyone missed Monday’s game, he played 25 minutes, putting up 24 fantasy points vs. the Spurs. Despite so many questionable players, the Pacers are nine-point favorites over the Thunder tonight, and OKC has been among the most generous matchups for DFS this year.