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 Thursday’s five-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.
Jordan Poole - Golden State (at Sacramento) - DK: $6,100 / FD: $6,200 / Yahoo: $22
Stephen Curry is still sidelined, so Poole will continue to fill the usage void for Golden State. That has resulted in 34+ minutes across his last three games, and Poole is averaging 32 FPPG over that span. I believe he can surpass that threshold against a bad Sacramento defense that ranks dead last in team d-eff. This is the highest over/under of the night (226.5), and Poole should be a part of that.
Also Consider: De’Aaron Fox, Kendrick Nunn (better if Dragic/Butler out)
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Tyrese Haliburton - Sacramento (vs. Golden State) - DK: $6,000 / FD: $5,700 / Yahoo: $20
Haliburton is too cheap when considering the playing time and skillset. His production took a dip while ramping up from an injury in early March, but it seems that the rookie is back on track. Hitting 36+ fantasy points with 35+ minutes in back-to-back games serves as the evidence. There’s a good chance Haliburton will continue that pace in this high-scoring battle with Golden State.
Kawhi Leonard - LA Clippers (at San Antonio) - DK: $8,800 / FD: $9,700 / Yahoo: $43
I believe there’s enough value to make Kawhi Leonard possible when building a safe cash-game lineup. He won’t make you regret the salary allocation, as Kawhi is looking to repeat yesterday’s 52 FP explosion against the Spurs. In fact, our NBA DFS Optimizer has Leonard finishing with one of the highest fantasy scores tonight, yet he’s priced lower than guys like Russell Westbrook and Julius Randle. In other words, Kawhi is a sound investment when looking to spend on this slate.
Draymond Green - Golden State (at Sacramento) - DK: $7,700 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $28
Some expected Green’s production to take a dip with Curry sidelined, but Draymond has actually hit 35+ fantasy points in two of his past three. What he lacks in efficiency, he makes up in volume. It all counts the same in fantasy points. Green has a legitimate chance to top 40 fantasy points while taking on a rough Sacramento defense. Go ahead and roster him with plenty of confidence!
Ivica Zubac - LA Clippers (at San Antonio) - DK: $5,600 / FD: $5,600 / Yahoo: $15
Zubac has been playing great with 31+ fantasy points in four of his last five games. The absence of Serge Ibaka (who is still sidelined) has been a boon to his fantasy upside. Zubac posted 32 FP against the Spurs yesterday, and that’s a realistic fantasy baseline for tonight’s rematch. His salary still hasn’t fully adjusted to the increased role with Ibaka out.
Kendrick Nunn (PG - MIA) and Tyler Herro (SG - MIA) would jump up as top bargains if Goran Dragic and Jimmy Butler (both questionable) don’t play tonight. Bam Adebayo would have more on his plate as well. This is the biggest injury news to consider as we head into lineups locking.
Rui Hachimura (SF - WAS) has been up-and-down lately, but some of that comes from a tough matchup (Utah) and blowout (vs. New York). Rui could get back on track with a 30+ FP showing in a more competitive rematch against the Knicks. He’s a respectable value filler through all formats.
Drew Eubanks (C - SA) checks in as one of the best center values in our NBA DFS Optimizer. Of course, that’s contingent upon him seeing 20+ minutes. Eubanks has seen 20 or more minutes in three of his last six, averaging 26 FPPG in those games. His playing time isn’t set in stone, but the salary is extremely cheap with proof of upside. Keep Eubanks on your tournament radar for that reason.