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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 Thursday's seven-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Ja Morant - Memphis (at Detroit) - DK: $8,500 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $31
Yesterday, an interview was released where Ja Morant said he was a top-five point guard in the league. The Memphis floor general did his best to back up that claim with 37-10-4 against the Wolves. So what’s in store for Morant on this back-to-back set. First off, I believe he’s too cheap on FanDuel and Yahoo. The matchup looks good against a tanking Detroit team that ranks 21st in defensive efficiency to point guards. Morant has been inconsistent over the last few weeks, but last night’s breakout should put him back on track.
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Fred VanVleet - Toronto (vs. Washington) - DK: $8,000 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $34
The Raptors are resting certain players down the stretch, so you’ll want to double-check their injury report as we move closer to tip-off. If VanVleet is playing, then he makes for a great DFS lift through all formats. “FVV” has posted 54+ fantasy points in back-to-back games, and now he’s playing up in pace against a Washington team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to opposing backcourts.
Saddiq Bey - Detroit (vs. Memphis) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $7,300 / Yahoo: $27
Bey had a down performance vs. Charlotte last time out, but it’s nice to see that he’s still getting full starter minutes. Bey should continue to serve as one of the top offensive weapons for a depleted (and tanking) Detroit team, which led to 50 and 42 FP before Tuesday’s disappointment. I believe Bey can move closer to that level against a generous Memphis defense playing on a back-to-back.
Darius Bazley - Oklahoma City (at Golden State) - DK: $6,200 / FD: $6,500 / Yahoo: $20
Aleksej Pokusevski is out for Oklahoma City, which frees Bazley to see 30-35 minutes. He has thrived in that role over the past two games, hitting 31 and 38 FP respectively. As you can see, Bazley has an agreeable mid-range salary, and the matchup looks nice against a Golden State team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to power forwards. Go ahead and consider Bazley through all DFS formats.
Also Consider: PJ Washington, Isaiah Stewart
Dwight Powell - Dallas (vs. Brooklyn) - DK: $3,500 / FD: $4,900 / Yahoo: $13
Kristaps Porzingis is sidelined and Willie Cauley-Stein has been ineffective for the Mavericks. That moves Dwight Powell into a semi-featured role within the shorthanded Dallas frontcourt. He has taken advantage while averaging 24 minutes and 36 fantasy points over the last two games. There’s a chance he’ll maintain that mark in a high-scoring matchup with Brooklyn.
TJ McConnell (PG - IND) becomes a nice value option if Malcolm Brogdon remains out for the Pacers. He has posted 40 and 30 fantasy points respectively over the last two games with Brogdon out.
Isaiah Stewart (PF - DET) mirrors the write-up of his teammate: Saddiq Bey. Both players had a tough game against Charlotte, but a bounce-back could be in the works tonight vs. Memphis. Stewart has flexed upside several times this season, and he’ll continue to hold a prominent role with Mason Plumlee likely missing another game.