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 the six-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Monday.
Dennis Smith Jr. - New York (at Milwaukee)
Frank Ntilikina is highly questionable tonight, and his absence would mean more minutes for Dennis Smith Jr. Ntilikina played only six minutes yesterday vs. Boston before succumbing to a back injury. Smith Jr. relieved him while racking up 33 fantasy points in 38 minutes. Smith would be an excellent DFS value prospect if he’s given the start tonight, and his opponent (Milwaukee) ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency to point guards.
Zach LaVine - Chicago (at Sacramento)
Some may think Zach LaVine is overpriced, and that’s probably true. However, there’s plenty of value on this slate, so we don’t have to pinch pennies at every position. That gives us the luxury of entertaining a high-upside player like LaVine. The Bulls’ guard has been on fire with 46+ FP in three of his last four, and he finds himself in a tasty matchup against Sacramento tonight. The Kings have struggled to defend the wing position this season, ranking 25th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards.
Alec Burks - Golden State (at Atlanta)
I’m not writing off Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he could potentially work alongside Burks in the same lineup. Burks makes for a strong standalone play while demanding more usage with Draymond Green doubtful. Burks has notched 43+ fantasy points in three of his last seven games, and he’s a good bet to exceed that threshold against an Atlanta team that ranks 29th in team defensive efficiency. Roster him with confidence!
Domantas Sabonis - Indiana (at Memphis)
Sabonis isn’t a 100% necessity; however, there’s probably enough value to make him work even after clicking Giannis, LaVine, and others into your lineup. Sabonis isn’t cheap, but he’s a consistent fantasy asset who is looking at an easy matchup at Memphis. The Grizzlies are beat-up in the frontcourt, and they already rank 23rd in defensive efficiency to power forwards. Sabonis posted 43 FP against them last week, and I’d be surprised if he wasn’t within that range again tonight.
Robin Lopez - Milwaukee (vs. New York)
For the record, I really like Jonas Valanciunas at center, but he’s questionable with an illness. Robin Lopez makes for a fine value filler either way, and you could actually play both of them in the same lineup on DK (assuming JoVal is in). Brook Lopez is doubtful for Milwaukee tonight, meaning Robin should take his place in the starting lineup. That was the case Saturday against the Hornets, and “RoLo” posted 33 fantasy points in 23 minutes.
Also Consider: Jonas Valanciunas