With six games on the docket in NBA action tonight, there are plenty of options to stick in your DFS lineup. With games tipping off between 7:00p.m. and 10:00p.m. ET, let’s make sure you’re up to date on who’s in action and who you should be paying attention to.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the NBA game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can read more about the concept of stacking here, but the main goal is to take advantage of this plus-matchup and use the salary cap to your advantage.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the NBA slate on Tuesday, March 23rd.
Miami Heat vs. Phoenix Suns, 8:00p.m. ET
Devin Booker ($7,900)
Chris Paul ($7,300)
Deandre Ayton ($5,900)
Jae Crowder ($4,500)
While there’s nobody on the Suns whose salary is above $8k, this is a great opportunity to stack a few of the best players on the team as they to Miami to take on the Heat. Phoenix is still one of the hottest teams in the league, winning eight of their last 10 games. They’re just two-and-a-half games behind the league-leading Utah Jazz and will look to inch closer tonight against the Heat. Booker’s averaged 38.6 DKFPPG on the season, but has really stepped it up through his last five, averaging 40.9 DKFP through that stretch. Chris Paul has been on a tear of his own, slightly behind Booker averaging 40.6 DKFPPG through the Suns’ last five outings. Those two players alone are worth every penny into your salary cap, but adding guys like Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder at $5,900 and $4,500 respectively is an absolute no-brainer. Especially when the Heat are riding a three-game losing streak ater dropping back-to-back games against the Pacers, this one is Phoenix’s to win.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30p.m. ET
Zion Williamson ($8,700)
Brandon Ingram ($7,800)
Steven Adams ($5,200)
Eric Bledsoe ($4,600)
No matter which way you look at it, the Lakers are in a bad spot. The recent news of LeBron James sitting out indefinitely with an ankle injury combined with Anthony Davis still out for at least a couple more weeks, the waters ahead look pretty rough. Enter the Pelicans, fully capable of winning games but losing by narrow margins too often. They recently just dropped back-to-back results against the Blazers, losing 125-124 and 101-93, but bounced back on Sunday with a 113-108 win over the Nuggets. Zion Williamson has averaged 41.2 DKFPPG over his last five games, while averaging 26.8 PPG and 5.8 RPG in that same stretch. Ingram is right up there with him, with 41.6 DKFPPG through his last five while amassing an impressive 54.5 DKFP in their win over the Nuggets. Steven Adams is good for at least 20 DKFP while value pick Bledsoe is also sure to add double digits. With the Lakers scrambling to figure out how to win games without two of their top players, the Pelicans could see boosted stats in this one.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets, 10:00p.m. ET
Damian Lillard ($10,000)
CJ McCollum ($7,400)
Robert Covington ($5,700)
Carmelo Anthony ($4,900)
While this is the most expensive stack of the bunch, the red-hot Trail Blazers are a no-brainer as they’ve gone 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nets are also riddled with absences as Kyrie Irving (personal), Kevin Durant (hamstring), and Landry Shamet (ankle) have all been ruled out for tonight’s match-up, while James Harden is questionable with neck soreness. This is a perfect time to load up on Portland players, as Lillard has averaged an impressive 50.5 DKFPPG all season long and will be expected to put in another big performance at home. In their 92-132 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday, Lillard only scored 19 points — his first under-20 point performance since February 1 when he also scored 19. He’s been a beast for teams to deal with, and he recently put up a season-high 50 against the Pelicans a week ago. Covington and Anthony round out this stack nicely, both averaging over 20 DKFPPG in their last five to six games, and should give a boost to any lineup without draining your salary cap.