There’s a lot to sort through ahead of Monday’s 11-game main NBA slate on DraftKings. Sometimes under-the-radar games can be diamonds in the rough with tons of fantasy upside. We’ve identified a pair of interesting matchups that could be drastically affected by injuries ahead of the action.
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 Monday, April 26th.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Darius Bazley ($6,600)
Moses Brown ($5,700)
Theo Maledon ($5,300)
Ben Simmons (Illness), Joel Embiid (shoulder), and Tobias Harris (knee) will be game-time decisions for the Sixers. This game could be very close if none of them take the court, and several young Thunder players have flashed their upside in recent weeks.
Bazley has become OKC’s top offensive option and has scored at least 39 DKFP in three straight games while tallying at least 20 real points. His confidence is at an all-time high at this point in the season, and he matches up well against potential Sixers starter Mike Scott ($3,000). Brown’s value has been decreased by the arrival of Tony Bradley ($3,900), but the backup center is questionable with an ankle sprain. Brown was a nightly double-double threat without competition and could attain that status again on Monday.
Maledon has lived in the shadow of Luguentz Dort ($6,700) in recent weeks, but the defensive guard won’t play on Monday because of a hip injury. Maledon has a chance to take control of OKC’s backcourt, with only Ty Jerome ($3,600) backing him up at point guard. Maledon tallied 39.5 DKFP playing alongside Dort on Friday and could ride that momentum into a new week.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET
Harrison Barnes ($7,700)
Buddy Hield ($7,400)
Richaun Holmes ($7,000)
Tyrese Haliburton ($6,800)
De’Aaron Fox will miss some time because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, but the Kings still have plenty of viable fantasy options. Haliburton poured in 42.25 DKFP in his first game as Fox’s replacement on Sunday. Hield and Barnes also tallied more than 37 DKFP a piece while Holmes was underwhelming in his return from a hamstring injury. All the Kings’ starters — save Maurice Harkless ($3,600) — could light it up against a Mavericks team that’s listed all five of its starters as questionable ahead of tip-off. Holmes is the riskiest option of the group, though. Luka Doncic is questionable because of an elbow injury, but he’ll have to do some heavy lifting to carry his team to victory.