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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 Friday’s 11-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – Oklahoma City (vs. Sacramento) – DK: $8,800 / FD: $7,900 / Yahoo: $33
There are some higher profile options, sure, but the kind of consistently good numbers that SGA is putting up this season should get your attention. He’s averaging 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game, and has at least one block AND one steal in each of his last four games. Tonight, he and the Thunder get the Kings, a team allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing PGs and the seventh-most overall. Both teams play at a fast pace, making this a great game environment to draw from on both sides.
Anthony Edwards – Minnesota (at LA Lakers) – DK: $8,100 / FD: $8,100 / Yahoo: $35
The Lakers play at the league’s fastest pace, while ranking fifth in turnover rate and 11th in overall fantasy points allowed. They are without LeBron James, which has led to LA becoming a premier matchup for opposing wings. Edwards is another player who is just consistently good for the price, but he showed off his upside Wednesday night with a 48-point effort in the loss to Golden State. Don’t expect that kind of scoring every night, but do expect Edwards to be a solid piece of tonight’s cash game lineups.
R.J. Barrett – NY Knicks (at Charlotte) – DK: $6,500 / FD: $5,900 / Yahoo: $21
The Knicks have a lot going for them in tonight’s matchup. Charlotte ranks third in pace but 29th in defensive efficiency. They give up the second-most overall fantasy points to opponents and are especially generous to opposing wings. Barrett has certainly had his ups and downs, both in terms of production and playing time. Normally that’s concerning, but this game should result in him producing at the higher end of his range. Still, you might be more cautious with using him in cash games on DraftKings, where his salary is a bit disproportional (13 percent of the cap).
Jayson Tatum – Boston (vs. Milwaukee) – DK: $10,100 / FD: $9,600 / Yahoo: $41
PF is tough tonight, with several quality players in tempting game environments. I can’t fault anyone who rolls with Randle, Giannis or AD, but I’m stuck on Tatum. He’s on another level in his last two games, both big double-doubles. He’s the best value on FanDuel, but I’m able to fit him in everywhere. In this game, it’s Boston that gets the pace bump and better DvP/fantasy matchups. Without Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton, Milwaukee is a lot more one-dimensional. I expect Tatum to contribute in multiple ways tonight and come out on top.
Frank Kaminsky – Phoenix (at Memphis) – DK: $5,500 / FD: $5,200 / Yahoo: $16
Deandre Ayton is doubtful tonight, opening the door for another Kaminsky breakout game. Tonight, he has the advantage of the league’s best center matchup. To save even more here, you could consider JaVale McGee, who has also been putting up good numbers for the price. Kaminsky is putting up double-digit points and a handful of peripherals as long as he’s getting at least 20 MPG. Wednesday he played 32 minutes and put up 31 real points. He’ll be super popular tonight, but you’ve got to love the value.
Malik Monk (G – LAL) is a very cheap option to fill a G slot from the game with the highest over/under and some of the most fantasy-friendly DvP to SG. I’m sure the whole team is hoping he can be consistently as good as he was in 30-plus minutes Wednesday night (27 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block) as this position has been largely a disappointment for the Lakers. It’s not much risk for potential 5-6X return on value.
Cam Reddish (F – ATL) pops up here because both De’Andre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic are questionable tonight. If they both sit this one out, Reddish would be in for some extra minutes and usage. Most of the advantages in this game go to Denver, but Reddish can still fill out that last F slot in your lineup. If he gets over 20 minutes, he should be able to get to 20-plus fantasy points.
Cade Cunningham (PG – DET) is coming off his best game, yes, but more interesting that the result was the fact that he took 18 shots Wednesday night. He added 1 block, 2 steals, 3 assists and 4 rebounds to his 20 points for a massive ROI. That made three straight games where he had at least 17 FG attempts and 30 MPG. It seems like he’s finding his footing and becoming the asset he was drafted to be. There are more exciting games than Detroit at Cleveland, but the Cavaliers are a great matchup for guards and I’m finding plenty of room for Cunningham in lineups tonight.
Source: Yahoo Sports