This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your FanDuel and DraftKings 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.
Take note that we are looking at the main slate (10 games) starting at 7:00 ET.
Shaquille Harrison – Chicago (at Toronto)
Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine are both doubtful tonight, meaning Harrison will need to step up for the Chicago backcourt. He was already seeing 38+ minutes over the past two games with LaVine sidelined, hitting 36 and 28 fantasy points against Washington and Utah respectively. Harrison will obviously have a chance to build on those numbers with Dunn out of the picture as well. We really don’t know how the rest of the minutes will be divided in the Bulls’ backcourt, as Wayne Selden, Antonio Blakeney, and Ryan Arcidiacono will be looking to fill the void too. However, Harrison was already pushing 40 minutes per contest, and I can't see him dipping below that level with Chicago even more shorthanded.
Lou Williams – LA Clippers (at Minnesota)
I’m looking to spend at the shooting guard position with Lou Williams, Bradley Beal, and James Harden all on my short list. Of that group, Williams blends favorably into a quality lineup with a somewhat relaxed salary, and he’s coming off a strong 47 FP outing at New York on Sunday. There’s a chance he keeps the momentum against a Minnesota team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to opposing shooting guards. There are three competitive, high-scoring games to target on this slate: this is definitely one of them with a 230 over/under and 2.5 point spread.
Taurean Prince – Atlanta (at New Orleans)
The previous write-up mentioned three elite fantasy environments in this slate. Let me introduce you to Exhibit B: Atlanta at New Orleans is a matchup of two teams that rank top five in pace, naturally holding a 241 over/under with a competitive one-point spread. Prince makes for an appealing value candidate within that, averaging 31 minutes and 31 fantasy points over his past two outings. Consider that his baseline with upside for more while facing this New Orleans team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Marvin Bagley III – Sacramento (at Dallas)
Since he has returned to full health, I have been playing Bagley in DFS almost every chance I get. His minutes keep trending upward between the 28-36 level, which is more than enough to post a respectable fantasy performance. There’s upside if he runs into the higher end of that range, but Bagley has extreme efficiency to post solid numbers either way. Case in point: he racked up 47 fantasy points through 28 minutes last Thursday against Dallas. He’ll face that same Mavericks team tonight – you know, the one that ranks dead last in rebound rate.
JaVale McGee – LA Lakers (vs Washington)
The salary has risen dramatically for McGee, but I don’t really care. He still represents encouraging value after considering the 75 and 50 FP performances over his past two games. McGee has a chance to keep the heater alive against a Washington team that ranks seventh in pace and 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers. In other words, you could realistically see similar upside to Nikola Jokic or Nikola Vucevic for a fraction of the cost.