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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 11-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.
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Tyus Jones – Memphis (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $4,600 / FD: $4,300 / Yahoo: $10
There is plenty of value at guard tonight, but Jones is probably the best of the bunch given his low, low salary across the sites. With Ja Morant already ruled out, Jones should be expected to play around 30 minutes tonight. This game with the Nets has a high point total and narrow spread – my favorite conditions to target. The Nets rank just 22nd in defensive rating and offer the seventh-best PG matchup for fantasy. Jones tends to come through when given the opportunity, as evidenced by two 30-fantasy point games in the last week.
Devin Booker – Phoenix (at Minnesota) - DK: $9,300 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $43
On sites where you can use one of the Dallas guards at the SG position, I expect Booker to be less popular, but I’m aiming to roster him regardless. The Timberwolves play at the league’s highest pace, while providing outstanding DvP to opposing wings (Top 5 vs. SG and SF). In addition to the favorable positional matchup, this game carries an over/under of 236.5 points and a one point spread. Both sides should be considered great targets for all contests tonight, with Booker checking in as one of the more reliable paths to 45-50 fantasy points.
LeBron James – LA Lakers (vs. Philadelphia) - DK: $11,600 / FD: $11,200 / Yahoo: $54
I’m ignoring the GTD label, as James has been questionable every day this season, and even played in a b2b situation over the last weekend. He double-doubled Saturday, then turned around and triple-doubled on Monday. He’s about to be the second player in history to score 37,000 points as he tries to basically single-handedly keep the Lakers in the play-in tournament for the post-season. This will be a fun game to watch, as MVP candidates face off in what Vegas has as a high-scoring game. If James were to be ruled out, I would try to pivot this salary to one of Harden, Embiid, Irving or Durant.
Obi Toppin – New York (at Charlotte) - DK: $3,400 / FD: $3,500 / Yahoo: $10
With Julius Randle now designated doubtful and the Knicks basically out of playoff contention, I’m betting on Toppin getting enough minutes to pay off this minimum salary in a great matchup. Charlotte ranks third in pace, sixth in overall fantasy points allowed, and 29th in rebounding rate. Toppin returned a fantasy point per minute Tuesday night (24 minutes), chipping in 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block.
Robert Williams – Boston (vs. Utah) - DK: $6,400 / FD: $5,900 / Yahoo: $25
Williams is listed as probable tonight, and after not playing since Sunday, should be good to go. His minutes have been a little up and down as the Celtics maybe try to get him extra rest when games are out of hand, but tonight’s bout should be close. Opposite Rudy Gobert in a tight game, Williams is a good bet to play 30-plus minutes tonight, and he could put up his first double-double in two weeks. I like Williams as a solid cash game play tonight, but I also don’t mind spending up on Embiid or saving with one of the many value options at the position tonight (see below).
Kyrie Irving (G – BKN) gets to celebrate his birthday on the court tonight in Memphis. I already noted some positives about this game, but wanted to highlight Irving as a tournament target just because there are so many cheap guards that spending here will necessarily be contrarian. When he plays, he plays well and should have his way in a fast-paced game that will be lacking Ja Morant opposite him.
Spencer Dinwiddie and Jalen Brunson (G – DAL) With Luka Doncic out, and the Mavericks taking on the defenseless Rockets tonight, these guys are going to be popular. Use site-specific positional eligibility and pricing to guide you in fitting one or both of them in tonight. Dinwiddie is cheaper on DK, while Brunson is the better value on FD (and is SG eligible). Alternatively, take a riskier approach and consider the even cheaper Reggie Bullock, who returned in style with a 35-fantasy point game against Minnesota on Monday.
Davion Mitchell (G – SAC) and Trey Lyles (PF – SAC) The Kings will be without Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox tonight, paving the way for several nice value plays. Mitchell is coming off a huge 28-point game vs. Phoenix, and is priced in a sweet spot for this slate ($13 Yahoo, $5200 DK, $4600 FD). This should be another great game to target, with a 235.5 point over/under and both teams near the bottom of the league in defensive rating with plenty of great DvP matchups, including Indiana being the fourth-best to PG. Lyles has been returning good value for about a week, a trend that should continue with Sabonis now out. Also consider Damian Jones at C/U, who filled the stat sheet for 30 fantasy points when Sabonis went down on Monday.
Drew Eubanks (F/C – POR) It’s a revenge game for Eubanks, who, along with Trendon Watford, makes for another good value play tonight. Portland should do all right tonight against the Spurs’ fourth-fastest pace and 20th defensive rating, though Vegas does have them as big underdogs on the road. San Antonio gives up the seventh-most fantasy points to centers, and with around 30 MPG, Eubanks hasn’t really failed to reach value over the last 10 days. With so many good games and matchups to choose from, Eubanks might go under the radar tonight, but is more than capable of a 35-40 fantasy point performance.