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NBA DFS Plays: Thursday 3/14

by Spencer Limbach

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 (six games) starting at 7:00 ET.

POINT GUARD

Kyrie Irving – Boston (vs Sacramento)

Make no mistake about it, Irving is a clear-cut top play on this slate. There’s plenty of value on this slate as well, making it comfortable to roster the Celtics’ superstar. Facing a Sacramento team that ranks third in pace and 22nd in defensive efficiency to point guards doesn’t hurt either. Irving checks in with a substantial discount to Russell Westbrook, and he should be targeted aggressively through all formats.

Also Consider: D.J. Augustin, Tyus Jones (if Teague out), Jeremy Lin (if Lowry out)  

SHOOTING GUARD

Monte Morris – Denver (vs Dallas)

Isaiah Thomas has been removed from Denver’s rotation, which is good news for the fantasy value of Morris. Over the last two games, Morris is averaging 27 minutes and 32 fantasy points. A good chunk of that came in garbage time with blowout situations, but the playing time should continue to be there with Thomas not seeing the floor. Morris is dirt-cheap on both sites while making a strong case in DFS tonight. You can then pass the savings on to Irving, Leonard, and others.

Also Consider: Buddy Hield, Jaylen Brown  

SMALL FORWARD

Kawhi Leonard – Toronto (vs LA Lakers)

Leonard is cheaper than Paul George with a better matchup to boot. You could try to squeeze both of them in the same lineup, but Kawhi is a clear priority here. His opponent, the Lakers, rank fourth in pace and 21st in overall defensive efficiency. Serge Ibaka will not play tonight, and Kyle Lowry is questionable. That could give Leonard even more usage, but it’s not like he really needs an uptick to be considered viable through all DFS formats.

Also Consider: Paul George, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Keita Bates-Diop (if Wiggins out)

POWER FORWARD

Pascal Siakam – Toronto (vs LA Lakers)

As mentioned in the previous write-up, Serge Ibaka will not play tonight. That opens the door for Siakam to step up in the Toronto frontcourt. While he disappointed last game, the Raptors’ forward had notched 38+ fantasy points in each of his two previous outings. Playing up in pace against the Lakers in the highest over/under (231) of the night could get him back to that level. The power forward position is pretty limited tonight, and Siakam makes for an easy remedy there.

Also Consider: Kyle Kuzma, Maxi Kleber

CENTER

Marc Gasol – Toronto (vs LA Lakers)

Serge Ibaka’s absence has a trickle-down effect throughout the entire Toronto frontcourt, but Gasol will see the biggest fantasy boost. He no longer has to compete with Ibaka for playing time, which should enable the big man to see 30-34 minutes. Taking that into consideration along with the mid-range salary, and you have a promising situation for DFS. Making matters even better, the Lakers rank 25th in defensive efficiency to opposing centers.

Also Consider: Nikola Vucevic, Ante Zizic

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.