NBA DFS Plays Wednesday May 12

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

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POINT GUARD

Russell WestbrookWashington Wizards (at Atlanta) - DK: $12,400 / FD: $12,600 / Yahoo: $60

Westbrook needs no words to justify him at this point being crowned the undisputed triple-double king of NBA history. There is no reason he won’t add to his lead tonight, with Atlanta being a great guard matchup for fantasy purposes. This game has a 240-point total, and it’s one I’m eager to target on this smaller slate. Westbrook just put up 75-80 fantasy points on the Hawks Monday night (depending on site-specific scoring) and I think he’ll easily make it six triple-doubles in a row tonight. Even though his salary is high, there is a ton of value to surround him with and you don’t end up feeling too much like it’s star and scrubs.

Also Consider: Trae Young, Jordan Clarkson, Luka Doncic, Dejounte Murray

Bargain Options: DJ Augustin, Mike James

SHOOTING GUARD

Jalen BrunsonDallas Mavericks (vs. New Orleans) - DK: $4,600 / FD: $4,500 / Yahoo: $14 (PG)

Brunson is a solid cash game guard play, with a strong record of posting at least 20 or so fantasy points per game. However, in two plus matchups with the Pelicans this season, he’s averaging 32 fantasy points per game. Brunson isn’t super exciting, and I do expect Doncic to bounce back tonight, but he’s a solid supporting piece of cash game lineups tonight for the price.

Also Consider: DeMar DeRozan, Collin Sexton

Bargain Options: Bruce Brown, Armoni Brooks, Tim Hardaway Jr.

SMALL FORWARD

Naji Marshall – New Orleans (at Dallas) - DK: $4,800 / FD: $5,000 / Yahoo: $12

This game definitely looks better from the Mavericks perspective, but with Zion Williamson our and Brandon Ingram doubtful at best again tonight, Marshall should continue to get an opportunity. Like Brunson, he’s typically giving at least 20 fantasy points, but is notably coming off one of his best games at Memphis – a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double with three steals. The minutes are there (close to 30 MPG) and the matchup is pretty neutral. He’s another non-exciting, but safe value play to include in cash game lineups tonight.

Also Consider: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Bojan Bogdanovic, Kevin Durant, Evan Fournier

Bargain Options: Joe Ingles

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POWER FORWARD

Rudy Gay – San Antonio Spurs (at Brooklyn) - DK: $4,400 / FD: $5,200 / Yahoo: $10

Gay is a pretty controversial play in DFS, but lately he’s been putting it together and getting the fantasy job done. The Spurs and Nets are reasonably well-matched (depending on Brooklyn’s final injury report) and Vegas has this as a high scoring and close game. I’m thrilled when Murray fits into my guard or utility slot, but Gay is attractive too. He’s been posting 30-plus fantasy point lines for most of May (a seven-minute stint vs. Utah is the exception) with double-digit scoring and the blocks and steals of a much younger version of himself. Always a player that contributes in all categories, for the price (especially minimum salary on Yahoo), Gay should continue to provide a nice ROI.

Also Consider: Jayson Tatum, John Collins, Kenyon Martin

Bargain Options: James Johnson, Kevin Love, Jae’Sean Tate

CENTER

Clint Capela – Atlanta Hawks (vs. Washington) - DK: $8,600 / FD: $7,600 / Yahoo: $34

Given how fantasy-friendly Washington has been to literally every opposing center they face, it’s hard to not like Capela tonight. He bounced back as predicted in this juicy matchup Monday night, and should continue to thrive tonight. John Collins is also playing well, but Capela’s low FanDuel salary is too good to pass up. The high point total, fast pace and generous defense of the Wizards will make Capela a popular, but necessary part of lineups tonight.

Also Consider: Rudy Gobert, Kelly Olynyk, Jusuf Nurkic, Jarrett Allen

Bargain Options: Jakob Poeltl, Andre Drummond

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Bruce Brown and Mike James (G – BKN) are waiting in my lineup wings as we wait to hear about Kyrie Irving’s face and James Harden’s status. Both could be in or out tonight. When Irving exited last night’s game, James stepped in and stepped up with a very full stat sheet. His shooting wasn’t great from the field, but he made all eight free-throws and nabbed seven rebounds, a steal, a block and six assists to round it out. Brown also had himself a night, with 36 fantasy points coming from a modest 15-point, 10-rebound double-double vs. the Bulls. Keep an eye on the news later today; James is minimum salary and Brown is very cheap ($3900 FD & DK, $10 Yahoo).

Jordan Clarkson (G – UTA) is coming off a 41-point game vs. Golden State, and should be nearly as good in a competitive matchup with Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers, who are trying to avoid the play-in tournament. Utah can still come away with the one-seed, and even without Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley the Jazz are small home favorites. Clarkson has been a solid play with upside in the worst of matchups, and this is a Top 8 spot for PGs.

Evan Fournier (SF – BOS) is once again finding a spot in this section of the article. With Jaylen Brown out and Kemba Walker likely to sit on the Celtics’ back-to-back tonight, he’s going to get great opportunity again. I also like Marcus Smart tonight, but don’t want to go overboard in what could be a lower scoring blowout game. Cleveland gives up the ninth-most overall fantasy points, ranking 26th in defensive efficiency. Fournier has found quite a rhythm in Boston, and should continue returning decent value for the price.