NBA DFS Plays: Wednesday, April 28
With several high-profile players already ruled out tonight, let’s take a look at the top options at each position on DraftKings for tonight’s big 10-game slate. The games with the highest implied point totals are the Blazers-Grizzlies, Pelicans-Nuggets and Lakers-Wizards matchups. Those three games are also expected to be extremely close. Heavily target those three contests if possible. Lineups lock at 7:00 p.m. EST. Now let’s get down to business and look at the best option at each position on DraftKings.
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (DK: $8,200) vs. POR
Morant gets to play in what is expected to be tonight’s highest-scoring affair against a Trail Blazers defense that is allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing point guards. With four of the most expensive five point guards injured on tonight’s slate, many will spend the extra cash to roster Russell Westbrook, yet I think Morant makes much more sense. The second-year guard is coming off a 27-point performance against the Nuggets in which he also chipped in six rebounds, six assists and a steal for 44 fantasy points. Over his last five outings, the young stud is averaging 29.2 points, 7.6 assists, 6.6 boards and 1.6 steals per contest. Portland will have trouble keeping the playmaker at bay. Morant is a safe bet to produce 50-plus fantasy points.
Other Options: Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Coby White
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks (DK: $7,600) @ PHI
Atlanta was already shorthanded with Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter sidelined, but they will also most likely be missing Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Brandon Goodwin. That means Bogdanovic is the only ball handler left in Atlanta’s backcourt. Not to mention, the sharpshooter has been dominating all over the court. Over his last 16 games played, Bogey is averaging 40-plus fantasy points per game in 36 minutes of action a night. Bogdanovic will be leaned on heavily tonight against a solid Sixers team. Expect him to let it fly, especially from deep. I love Bogey’s upside tonight.
Other Options: Jordan Clarkson, Joe Ingles, Derrick Rose
Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz (DK: $6,400) @ SAC
I don’t think I’ve ever recommended both Bogdanovic brothers on the same night, but that is exactly what I am doing on this massive 10-game slate. With Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell both out, Bogdanovic will continue to fire plenty of shots as one of Utah’s premier shooters. Considering Mitchell averages 25 shots per game himself, Bojan has been able to average 15 shots per contest over his previous eight fixtures, averaging 30-plus fantasy points per game over the span. Plus, the Kings happen rank dead-last in the NBA in defensive efficiency, yet they also play at a fast pace, which means plenty of offensive possessions and conversions for the Jazz. Look for the Bogdanovic brothers to light it up tonight.
Other Options: Brandon Ingram, Tobias Harris, Gary Harris
Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (DK: $8,800) vs. NO
MPJ is coming off a dominating performance, in which he dropped 31 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes of action in Monday’s victory over the Grizzlies. Tonight, he will be one of the best players on the floor in the game that is expected to produce the second-most points. Porter has seen an increase in opportunity with teammates Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Monte Morris out of the lineup. The second-year forward has tallied 43-plus fantasy points in each of his previous three contests. Expect that trend to continue against a Pelicans defense that ranks in the bottom-third at defending opposing forwards.
Other Options: Zion Williamson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Robert Covington
Andre Drummond, Los Angeles Lakers (DK: $7,400) @ WAS
As long as Anthony Davis and LeBron James remain out of action, Drummond should be a key piece to the Lakers’ production on both sides of the floor. It has taken some time for Drummond to adjust to life in Los Angeles, but he is definitely beginning ti find a groove. The big man is averaging 40 fantasy points per game over his last five outings, which is actually less than what he averaged during his time with the Cavaliers earlier this season. Still, he is capable of producing plenty of fantasy points and is practically a guaranteed double-double. It also doesn’t hurt that Washington plays at the fastest pace in the NBA. The Wizards are also extremely generous to opposing centers, allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing big men. Drummond is going to feast tonight.
Other Options: Bam Adedbayo, Rudy Gobert, Nerlens Noel
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