There are six games on the slate in NBA action for Thursday, tipping off at 7:00 p.m. ET with several match-ups at the same time including the Boston Celtics playing host to the Phoenix Suns. The night ends with the LA Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks facing off as Anthony Davis (calf) is expected to make his return for the Lakers tonight after missing 30 consecutive games with an injury.
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 April 22nd.
Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics, 7:00p.m. ET
Devin Booker ($8,800)
Chris Paul ($7,600)
DeAndre Ayton ($6,500)
Mikal Bridges ($4,800)
The Suns are red-hot at the moment, going 8-2 in their last 10 and winning their last two straight on the road against tough Eastern Conference opponents. Tonight will be another tough contest on the road as they take on the Celtics, but this stack is too good to pass up regardless of the outcome of the game. Booker, their most expensive player in DFS at $8,800, is a no-brainer as he’s the team’s leading scorer with 25.3 points per game throughout the season. He hasn’t quite been hitting that mark throughout his last six games, only averaging 19.5 points while a decent 35.2 DKFP during that stretch. Chris Paul just scored 40-plus DKFP in three of his last four games as he’s been in excellent form. Mikal Bridges, a value play at only $4,800, has put in solid performances in three of his last four games as well, scoring 25.75, 29.75, and 33.5 DKFP respectively. He went for 37 minutes against the Sixers on Wednesday while scoring 18 points on the floor and adding four assists.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic, 7:00p.m. ET
Zion Williamson ($9,900)
Brandon Ingram ($8,700)
Lonzo Ball ($7,000)
Steven Adams ($5,500)
While the Pels have lost their last four straight, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to stack using their players. Williamson has been solid as usual, averaging 45.2 DKFP through his last five games. It’s not a bad idea to stick him in your lineup especially while he’s still under $10K. Lonzo Ball, after just coming back from injury, is expected to end his limited minutes and get back to playing full games starting tonight. He hasn’t been extremely limited — going 27 minutes against the Knicks and 26 minutes against the Nets, but expect him to start getting in the high-30s as he looks to get back to his scoring ways. Grab him now before his price tag starts to go back up again. Adams is a great lower-cost pick to round out the stack, as he’s averaged 28.2 DKFP over his last five games for the Pels.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7:00p.m. ET
Joel Embiid ($10,500)
Furkan Korkmaz ($5,300)
Danny Green ($5,100)
Seth Curry ($4,500)
It’s no secret that Embiid is simply too good not to have in your lineup. He’s scored over 60 DKFP in three of his last four games, logging four double-doubles in a row. The big man is a monster, and when you stack him with some lower-priced players on the Sixers who can add plenty of value, it turns into the potential for a lot of points. With Ben Simmons (illness) and Tobias Harris (knee) both listed as questionable ahead of Thursday’s game, both Furkan Korkmaz and Danny Green can be expected to see increased minutes again if neither Simmons nor Harris sees the floor again. Korkmaz has averaged 24 DKFP through his last five games, capping out at 36.25 last week against the Clippers. Danny Green is in a similar boat, averaging 25.6 DKFP in that same stretch while turning in a 37.75 DKFP performance against the Clippers. Seth Curry is also listed as questionable, but was rested for Wednesday’s Suns game so he should be expected to be back in the lineup against the Bucks.