NBA DFS Plays: Friday 4/19

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Renee Miller dishes up the best plays at each position for Tuesday's four-game NBA DFS slate

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 playoff slate starting at 7:00 ET.  

POINT GUARD

Kyrie Irving – Boston (at Indiana)

Irving checks in with a discount from other point guards like Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard. He arguably carries similar upside despite that, especially after flexing 62 fantasy points in Game 2 against the Pacers. The series heads to Indiana, but Kyrie should be called upon heavily in this competitive road contest. Look for him to produce another satisfying fantasy performance tonight.

Also Consider: Kyle Lowry, Russell Westbrook

SHOOTING GUARD

Danny Green – Toronto (at Orlando)

I’m not crazy about Danny Green, but he’s cheap at an otherwise discouraging shooting guard position. Green posted 22 fantasy points through 33 minutes in Game 1, but only had 12 FP through 22 minutes in Game 2. The Raptors didn’t need him in that blowout win, and I’m expecting a total similar to Game 1 in what should be a more competitive battle in Orlando. I’ll take him as a bargain pick while crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.

Also Consider: Evan Fournier, punt on FanDuel

SMALL FORWARD

Paul George – Oklahoma City (vs Portland)

The odd-makers are expecting Oklahoma City to put on a strong performance at home tonight, as the Thunder check in as eight-point favorites with a 222.5 over/under. You better believe they’ll have their foot on the gas pedal after dropping the first two games of this series. Westbrook is great, but Paul George is the key to lift OKC to victory. Portland ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to opposing small forwards, so George will need to exploit that mismatch if OKC wants to make this series interesting. Due to that, I’ll be building around the Thunder forward tonight.  

Also Consider: Jonathan Isaac, Bojan Bogdanovic

POWER FORWARD

Aaron Gordon – Orlando (vs Toronto)

Toronto has done a very good job on Nikola Vucevic through the first two games of this series. The Orlando big man is averaging just 8.5 points and seven boards while shooting 29% from the floor. I’m expecting the Raptors to keep that strategy of swarming and trapping Vucevic. That frees up Aaron Gordon for more looks, especially while finding open spots vacated by defensive resources flowing to Vuce. Gordon is averaging 32 FPPG through the first two games of this series, and he has upside beyond that if things start falling his way.   

Also Consider: Thaddeus Young, Domantas Sabonis   

CENTER

Steven Adams – Oklahoma City (vs Portland)

Adams is a solid player who should be within the 30-35 fantasy point range, which already puts him on the DFS radar in this brief slate. Similar to the write-up of George, Adams will need to take advantage of his individual matchup against Enes Kanter. Portland ranks below average in defensive efficiency to opposing centers ever since Kanter took over following Jusuf Nurkic’s injury. Adams is the most consistent fantasy center of tonight’s options, and he’s playing in a must-win game with the highest team total.

Also Consider: Al Horford