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 7:30 ET on Tuesday.
Luka Doncic - Dallas (at Golden State)
Doncic checks in as one of the top overall plays of the night. He’ll continue to carry a monstrous usage rate with Kristaps Porzingis unlikely to play once again. The matchup literally couldn’t be any better, as his opponent (Golden State) ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to point guards. The last time Luka faced the Warriors (Dec. 28), he went for 71 fantasy points. I’m looking for at least 60-65 FP tonight.
Also Consider: Patrick Beverley, De’Anthony Melton
James Harden - Houston (at Memphis)
Taking Doncic and Harden in the same lineup is no easy task, but there’s enough value to make that strategy work. On top of that, you’ll definitely want to prioritize Harden as the top overall play of the day. Russell Westbrook is out for the Rockets, meaning Harden will absorb as much usage as he can handle. That coincides nicely with a sweet matchup at Memphis, as the Grizzlies rank 27th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.
Kelly Oubre Jr. - Phoenix (at Atlanta)
Oubre has been playing some fantastic basketball lately, resulting in 45+ fantasy points in five of his last eight games. That includes an unbelievable 60 FP effort against the Hornets on Sunday. While Oubre is unlikely to replicate that outburst, he should be able to pay fantasy dividends against an Atlanta team that ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to small forwards. On top of that, the Suns will likely be down a playmaker, as Ricky Rubio is expected to miss tonight’s game for personal reasons. That could funnel even more opportunities to Oubre.
Omari Spellman - Golden State (vs. Dallas)
Spellman has carved a nice little role for himself in the Warriors’ rotation. That comes despite Draymond Green returning to starter minutes as well. Spellman is averaging 31 fantasy points and 22 minutes over his past five games. It’s tough to bank on that as his fantasy baseline, as Spellman requires unshakable consistency to reach that mark. However, 25-30 FP seems attainable with a chance at upside beyond that. Plus, his non-imposing salary will help make room for the pricey Doncic-Harden combination.
Montrezl Harrell - LA Clippers (vs. Cleveland)
Paul George has missed three of the Clippers’ last four games, and it’s no coincidence that Harrell has achieved 41+ fantasy points in each of those. George will miss more time moving forward, meaning Harrell will continue to see more looks to do his thing. Tonight’s matchup vs. Cleveland should provoke his upside, as the Cavaliers rank 29th in defensive efficiency to centers.
Also Consider: Deandre Ayton