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 seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET on Tuesday.
Fred VanVleet - Toronto (vs. Miami)
VanVleet checks in at somewhat of a discount compared to Lillard/Westbrook, and I believe he’s more stable as a fantasy commodity as well. VanVleet will continue to see 38-40 minutes in competitive games while holding primary ball-handling responsibilities for Toronto. That has translated to fantasy success lately, topping 39 fantasy points in 10 of his last 12. He even posted 52 and 47 fantasy points against Orlando and Utah respectively in his last two games. Both of those teams rank top ten in defensive efficiency to point guards. I’m expecting VanVleet to maintain his productive ways in a competitive home tilt vs. Miami.
Bradley Beal - Washington (vs. Orlando)
Even though there are several games with higher over/unders, this Washington-Orlando meeting could be a fantasy goldmine. The Wizards love to drive the pace, and every competitive game they come across has shootout potential. Beal will continue to be the driving force behind that, looking for his third performance of 47+ FP in four outings. The last time these two teams met (11/17 at ORL), Beal ripped off 53 fantasy points. I’m expecting him to be within that range tonight.
Brandon Ingram - New Orleans (vs. Dallas)
I’m looking towards Brandon Ingram as a cheaper option than LeBron James at small forward. Ingram strikes me as a better fantasy play than Paul George as well, given that the former will retain a heavier usage rate for his fast-paced club. Ingram averages a solid 43 FPPG on the season, and I’d be surprised if he didn’t fly past that tonight. The matchup is ripe for the picking against a Dallas team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to small forwards.
Bam Adebayo - Miami (at Toronto)
I like Kristaps Porzingis tonight, but Adebayo is my preferred option with a similar salary and likely lower ownership rate. Bam finds himself in a sneaky-good matchup at Toronto, who ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to power forwards. Adebayo has hit 40+ FP in three of the last four games, and his upside lies far beyond 50. This is a good spot for him to get going, and I believe he deserves consideration through all formats.
Jaxson Hayes - New Orleans (vs. Dallas)
We’ve outlined some expensive players in this article, so it’s time to hunt for value to make those guys work. Take note that Josh Hart (SG), Lonzo Ball (PG), and Rui Hachimura (PF) are strong value choices to weave into your lineup as needed. However, Jaxson Hayes catches my eye as a bargain center who could post a solid return on investment. He has been seeing around 25 minutes even with Jahlil Okafor back, and the continued absence of Derrick Favors should keep him in that role. Dallas is middle-of-the-road against opposing centers, opening the door for Hayes to record another 28 FP outing like Sunday vs. Oklahoma City.