Tuesday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will feature eight games. Tip-off times will range from 7 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. We’ve identified a few matchups to keep an eye on to help you build optimal DFS lineups 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 April 6th.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET
Trae Young ($9,100)
Clint Capela ($8,600)
Lonzo Ball ($7,500)
Danilo Gallinari (5,900)
James Johnson ($5,200)
The Pelicans and Hawks rank outside the top 25 defensively against point guards on DraftKings, so both playmakers should get a healthy boost. Ball scored a season-high 28 points against the Houston Rockets his last time out, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker is now dealing with a leg injury that could cause him to miss an extended period of time. Ball’s only backup at point guard is Isaiah Thomas ($5,100), who hasn’t played in an NBA game since the 2019-20 season. Ball will likely play more minutes than any player in this contest, so playing him against arguably the NBA’s worst defensive backcourt makes a lot of sense. Young is coming off a terrible performance against the Golden State Warriors but is a lock for 40+ DKFP on most nights. Expect a bounce-back game from him while the Hawks are without two of their top three scorers.
Capela is a walking double-double every night, and Gallinari filled in for Collins by pouring in 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds against the Dubs. They’ll likely be the core contributors for Atlanta against a Pelicans team that will likely be missing two important frontcourt players in Zion Williamon (thumb) and Brandon Ingram (toe).
On the bright side, Johnson has proved to be a DFS phenom while Williamson and Ingram have been sidelined. He’s returned at least 9x value in three straight games and has gotten better with each start.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30 p.m ET
Pascal Siakam ($8,200)
OG Anunoby ($7,000)
Dennis Schroder ($6,900)
Malachi Flynn ($3,900)
The Raptors are known for giving their core players heavy workloads, so expect a ton of exposure from Siakam and Anunoby with Kyle Lowry (foot) and Fred VanVleet (hip) out. The two combined to play 74 minutes against the Washington Wizards earlier this week and have a cheap but effective rookie floor general running the show. Flynn has been underutilized all season but has shown his potential by returning 11x value in each of his last two games because of Toronto’s lack of depth in the backcourt. He’s stuffed the stat sheet by rebounding well and making hustle plays on defense and could very well be the top value play on the slate.
The Lakers are 1-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook and don’t have a player over $7K in salary. Schroder has been the most effective with LeBron James and Anthony Davis out of commission, and pairing him with Markieff Morris ($5,000), Montrezl Harrell ($6,100) and/or Kyle Kuzma ($6,800) is far from costly.