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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 Monday’s seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Ja Morant - Memphis (vs. San Antonio) - DK: $9,700 / FD: $10,100 / Yahoo: $46
You probably don’t need me to tell you that Morant is a solid DFS play tonight. After all, the Memphis guard is fresh off a 53 FP showing at Chicago, and he posted 68 FP against the Blazers leading into the All-Star break. Now Morant will face a San Antonio team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to point guards. The last time he faced the Spurs (Jan. 26), Ja came through with 64 fantasy points. I’m not saying a repeat performance is in the cards, but he could get close.
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Tyler Herro - Miami (vs. Chicago) - DK: $6,300 / FD: $6,100 / Yahoo: $26
Kyle Lowry will not play tonight, which could open more opportunities for Herro and company. Herro carries a non-imposing mid-range salary to boot. It’s unlikely that he puts up a fantasy score that hurts your team, and the upside is real. Herro produced 44 and 32 fantasy points respectively in his last two games, and that’s a realistic range of outcomes for Monday’s home date with the Bulls.
Scottie Barnes - Toronto (at Brooklyn) - DK: $5,700 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $21
Barnes has been all over the place lately, ranging from 12 to 39 fantasy points in his last four. His salary has fallen due to that inconsistency, and tonight could be an interesting buy-low opportunity. I believe we’ll see Barnes’ good side, especially with OG Anunoby sidelined. The matchup is decent as well, facing a Brooklyn team that ranks below average in defensive efficiency and top ten in pace.
Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $12,000 / FD: $11,500 / Yahoo: $56
You’ll need to take a look at the bargains section after this. Fitting Giannis and Morant in the same lineup will take some finesse, but it’s definitely possible. This is an excellent matchup for Antetokounmpo to do his thing, as Charlotte ranks first in pace and 27th in team defensive efficiency. Giannis played the Hornets twice in early January, coming away with 53 and 68 fantasy points respectively. I’m guessing he’ll finish closer to the latter tonight.
Wendell Carter Jr. - Orlando (vs. Indiana) - DK: $7,400 / FD: $7,600 / Yahoo: $30
Carter has been a beast lately with a 38 FPPG average over his last six games. I recommend riding the hot hand tonight against Indiana, a team that seems overmatched in the frontcourt due to trades and injuries. In fact, the Pacers rank 22nd in defensive efficiency to centers over their last ten games. Carter looks like a solid value for this upper-mid-range salary.
Also Consider: Andre Drummond
Brandon Goodwin (PG - CLE) should step into a full-time role for the Cavs tonight, as Darius Garland and Caris LeVert are both out for Cleveland. He’s an easy DFS bargain because of that, and it helps that he’s playing up in pace against the Wolves.
Gabe Vincent (PG - MIA) regularly saw 30-35 minutes with Lowry sidelined for two weeks in January. That should be his role tonight, which creates an interesting value situation. While Vincent doesn’t have a ton of upside, he’s a decent bargain filler to help you reach the top-dollar names in this article.
James Johnson (PF - BKN) has settled into a 28-32 minute role for the Nets. Of course, he’ll still be asked to shoulder more scoring and rebounds with Kevin Durant sidelined. Johnson is a guy who can contribute in every category, and the expanded playing time has helped him chip in 28+ fantasy points in two of his last three.