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 Wednesday’s 10-game Main slate starting at 7:05 ET.
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Stephen Curry – Golden State (at Portland) – DK: $9,900 / FD: $9,900 / Yahoo: $49
Be forewarned: this article is aimed at solid plays that will likely be playing tonight. The slate is an injury-riddled mess, made worse by the impending All-Star Break. Many of these teams will play their last game tonight before the break, while I have special concerns about those also playing tomorrow. That out of the way, Curry is an easy fix at point guard tonight as he is playing in what is expected to be one of the highest scoring, fastest-paced games and best PG matchups (Portland ranks fourth to the position). Curry scored 42 and 69 fantasy points against the Trail Blazers earlier this season, and I expect him to split the difference tonight, with something like 55 fantasy points.
James Harden – Brooklyn (at Houston) – DK: $11,000 / FD: $11,200 / Yahoo: $54
I mean it’s a revenge game and who is less vengeful and petty than James Harden? No one. If you’re not playing Harden, it’s got to be because of salary, because his former team is still one of the fastest-paced, and least defensive-minded out there. Houston allows the sixth-most overall fantasy points to opponents, and second-most to opposing shooting guards. This should be a fun one.
Norman Powell – Toronto (vs. Detroit) – DK: $6,700 / FD: $6,800 / Yahoo: $30
The Raptors are making up this game from Tuesday tonight, but are still very shorthanded without Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam. Look to Powell to be very popular, but very effective tonight against a Pistons team that ranks 19th in defensive efficiency and gives up the 11th most fantasy points overall. They may also be without Jerami Grant. Either way, Detroit is a developing young team and the Raptors should be able to meet value with ease (Lowry, Powell and Boucher).
Kristaps Porzingis – Dallas (vs. Oklahoma City) – DK: $8,200 / FD: $7,800 / Yahoo: $33
Power forward is a joke tonight with all the injuries and COVID absences. Porzingis would be even more popular and an even better play if teammate Luka Doncic were to sit out, a distinct possibility given that this is the Mavericks last game before the break and one they should win easily either way. The Thunder are a terrific forward matchup, allowing the second-most fantasy points to the PF position, and seventh-most overall. It’s a pace bump for the Mavs, and Porzingis is coming off a double-double, hopefully a good sign of things to come tonight.
DeAndre Jordan – Brooklyn (at Houston) – DK: $5,700 / FD: $5,100 / Yahoo: $19
We’ve got to start working in some savings tonight, and Jordan is a reasonably good way to do so. Center is loaded at the top, but each player has an asterisk by his name – a reason I’m ok fading him. Tough matchups, poor recent play, questionable… I’m feeling better just punting a bit here tonight, given how else I plan to spend. Jordan started and played well on Monday vs. San Antonio, grabbing 13 rebounds with three blocks in that game. Houston, as noted above, is a generous matchup for opponents, giving up the fifth-most overall fantasy points and they don’t really have anyone to match Jordan in the paint.
Dennis Smith (PG – DET) is now the Piston who has gone three straight with over 30 fantasy points. He’s as steady a second guard or utility option as you’ll find for the price ($4900 DK, $5500 FD, $16 Yahoo).
Markieff Morris (PF – LAL) has, and should continue to, taken advantage of the multiple absences of his frontcourt teammates. Tonight, add LeBron James to the list, and although Kyle Kuzma is questionable, he is another guy that could rest as the Lakers head into the break after tonight. Morris has scored 26 and 28 fantasy points in his last two games, but is still only $10 on Yahoo and under $4000 on DK and FD.
Terry Rozier (G – CHA) is a midrange option that I’d include in any sort of non-stars and scrubs build tonight. He gets a terrific matchup with the Timberwolves, who rank second in overall fantasy points allowed, plus Gordon Hayward is questionable tonight. This game should be high scoring and close, making players from both sides great fillers for all your lineups.