Daily Archives: NBA DFS Plays: Thursday

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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.

 

Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Thursday!

 

 

POINT GUARD

 

Cameron Payne – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

Kris Dunn is out tonight, so Cameron Payne should see plenty of run in Chicago’s backcourt. Even though the matchup isn’t great at Philadelphia, Payne makes for an easy value selection on tonight’s thin three-game slate. A helping of around 30 minutes should be more than enough for him to achieve fantasy value at a salary just above the minimum.

 

Also Consider: Damian Lillard, John Wall

 

 

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Zach LaVine – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

As mentioned in the previous write-up, Kris Dunn will not play for Chicago. Denzel Valentine has been ruled out as well. That leaves plenty of minutes and usage for Zach LaVine to do his thing. The Bulls’ guard usually isn’t shy about seizing offensive opportunities either. The boosts in volume, usage, and minutes combine to make LaVine a strong DFS play through all formats on both DraftKings and FanDuel.  

 

Also Consider: CJ McCollum, Justin Holiday

 

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Robert Covington – Philadelphia (vs Chicago)

 

You all know LeBron James is the headliner pick at small forward, and there’s enough value to make him work on this short slate. However, I’m looking to stack both James and Covington into my lineups this evening. While Covington wasn’t great in his season debut at Boston, it’s comforting to see he received 34 minutes with plenty of shot attempts. Those looks could have an easier time falling at home vs Chicago tonight, a team that struggled defensively last season. Covington is underpriced on DK at $4700, also making for a strong mid-range filler alongside LeBron on FanDuel.

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Josh Richardson

 

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Bobby Portis – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

Aside from teammate Cameron Payne, Portis is probably one of the best overall value plays of the night. He has an economical mid-range salary to go along with a strong floor/ceiling combination while starting for the Bulls. Remember, Chicago PF Lauri Markkanen will be sidelined for a month or two, so Portis will look to take advantage of more minutes in the meantime.  

 

Also Consider: Dario Saric, Al-Farouq Aminu

 

 

CENTER

 

JaVale McGee – LA Lakers (at Portland)

 

McGee is another cheap play that will help you squeeze LeBron James and/or Damian Lillard into your lineup. McGee is usually very active whenever on the floor (for better or worse), leading to a strong FP/minute ratio. He should see around 20+ minutes in a fast-paced game at Portland tonight. That should be enough to satisfy his bargain salary of $4500 on both FanDuel and DraftKings. In fact, McGee could work in combination with LeBron James, assuming the latter will rack up several assists to the former while driving to the paint.

 

Also Consider: Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid

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.

 

Now let’s move on to the NBA DFS Plays for Thursday!

 

 

POINT GUARD

 

Cameron Payne – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

Kris Dunn is out tonight, so Cameron Payne should see plenty of run in Chicago’s backcourt. Even though the matchup isn’t great at Philadelphia, Payne makes for an easy value selection on tonight’s thin three-game slate. A helping of around 30 minutes should be more than enough for him to achieve fantasy value at a salary just above the minimum.

 

Also Consider: Damian Lillard, John Wall

 

 

SHOOTING GUARD

 

Zach LaVine – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

As mentioned in the previous write-up, Kris Dunn will not play for Chicago. Denzel Valentine has been ruled out as well. That leaves plenty of minutes and usage for Zach LaVine to do his thing. The Bulls’ guard usually isn’t shy about seizing offensive opportunities either. The boosts in volume, usage, and minutes combine to make LaVine a strong DFS play through all formats on both DraftKings and FanDuel.  

 

Also Consider: CJ McCollum, Justin Holiday

 

 

SMALL FORWARD

 

Robert Covington – Philadelphia (vs Chicago)

 

You all know LeBron James is the headliner pick at small forward, and there’s enough value to make him work on this short slate. However, I’m looking to stack both James and Covington into my lineups this evening. While Covington wasn’t great in his season debut at Boston, it’s comforting to see he received 34 minutes with plenty of shot attempts. Those looks could have an easier time falling at home vs Chicago tonight, a team that struggled defensively last season. Covington is underpriced on DK at $4700, also making for a strong mid-range filler alongside LeBron on FanDuel.

 

Also Consider: LeBron James, Josh Richardson

 

 

POWER FORWARD

 

Bobby Portis – Chicago (at Philadelphia)

 

Aside from teammate Cameron Payne, Portis is probably one of the best overall value plays of the night. He has an economical mid-range salary to go along with a strong floor/ceiling combination while starting for the Bulls. Remember, Chicago PF Lauri Markkanen will be sidelined for a month or two, so Portis will look to take advantage of more minutes in the meantime.  

 

Also Consider: Dario Saric, Al-Farouq Aminu

 

 

CENTER

 

JaVale McGee – LA Lakers (at Portland)

 

McGee is another cheap play that will help you squeeze LeBron James and/or Damian Lillard into your lineup. McGee is usually very active whenever on the floor (for better or worse), leading to a strong FP/minute ratio. He should see around 20+ minutes in a fast-paced game at Portland tonight. That should be enough to satisfy his bargain salary of $4500 on both FanDuel and DraftKings. In fact, McGee could work in combination with LeBron James, assuming the latter will rack up several assists to the former while driving to the paint.

 

Also Consider: Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter
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