NBA DFS Playbook – 4/5

Dwyane Wade

Welcome back to the NBA DFS playbook. Tonight should be a fun night of basketball after one of the best college basketball championships in the history of the game. With baseball in full swing now (pun intended), people still forget that NBA DFS is there for the taking. Let’s end the season on a high note after we’ve had a great run so far. As always, my prices are according to DraftKings.


Point Guard

Ish Smith ($6,100)

I’m a sucker for revenge games. I’m sure you have figured that out by now. Going against his former team, at home, and against a depleted lineup…sign me up please. I know he’s a little pricier than I would like but everything lines up for him to have a big night tonight. I’m going all in on Ish tonight.


Jordan Clarkson ($5,000)

Four of Clarkson’s last five games have resulted in him going 6x or better. The Lakers still stink but Byron Scott continues to roll Clarkson out there for heavy minutes. I think he’s about as safe as you can get tonight for a mid-tier to cheap guy.


Shooting Guard

James Ennis ($3,500)

I know you’re wondering who the hell this is, but Ennis has been getting serious minutes with the Pels in full tank mode now. He’s got three straight games of 24+ fantasy points, which puts him around 8x. You can’t beat that for a GPP lineup.


Dwyane Wade ($6,900)

Wade is coming off three days rest so he should be good to go tonight. You never know with him though. All things point to him getting full minutes with the Heat still battling in the Eastern Conference standings. Detroit is not good at defending the backcourt either so he is my guy tonight in my cash lineups.


Small Forward

Luke Babbitt ($4,400)

Babbitt is another guy that has been getting a ton of minutes with the season being over for the Pels. He seems to be about the only other player besides Jrue Holiday who has thrived in Alvin Gentry’s system. He’s been lighting is up all over the floor and getting solid minutes. He;s a great cheap play here that has 6x upside.


LeBron James ($10,000)

With so many cheap option tonight, I’m finding it hard to pass on LBJ. He’s one of the safest players in all of NBA DFS and he’s always a threat for a triple-double. He’ll have his hands full tonight with the Greek Freak, but that usually pushes LeBron to be even better.


Power Forward

Blake Griffin ($7,600)

This is about as cheap as you’ll ever see Griffin again. He did well enough in his first game back with only 25 minutes, but Doc Rivers made it a point to say that he’ll be playing Blake again tonight. It also helps that he’s going against the Lakers who make any front court player look like an All-Star. I’m not ready to fully unleash him in cash lineups but he makes for a sneaky GPP play.


Draymond Green ($8,500)

The Timberwolves always play the Warriors close. I don’t know why, but it’s been a tight game well into late in the fourth quarter the last three times they’ve played. I’m not worries about a blowout and Draymond can always put up a tripe double. He’s got a nice matchup tonight and his price is very reasonable.



Jonas Valanciunas ($5,000)

Jonas is severely under priced in a great matchup tonight against the Hornets. Toronto are looking to lock up the two seed, which means that he’ll be getting the minutes he needs to produce. He’s a great cheap option that would finish with at least 25 fantasy points.


Tyson Chandler ($4,600)

Chandler has been a monster these last three games. Phoenix paid him stupid money so they’re squeezing everything they can out the veteran before the season ends. He’ll be needed inside to fight off Al Horford and company on the boards and should continue to see the same minutes he’s been receiving. I love him in cash lineups tonight.


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