In NBA DFS, there will always be some flashy names that may tempt you to pay up — even in an unfavorable matchup. Name value sometimes comes with reliability, but the trick to cashing in on your NBA lineups is to maximize the boom while operating under the salary cap. Sometimes, this means fading the chalk plays and spending elsewhere.
Here, we’ll break down three top NBA DFS fades for the game slate on Monday, May 10th.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, New Orleans Pelicans ($6,500)
NAW played 21 minutes to end a one-month layoff against the Charlotte Hornets his last timeout and finished with 24.5 DKFP. The Pelicans now have four reliable guards in their rotation and no reason to push him when they’re 1.5 games back from the San Antonio Spurs with no Zion Williamson for the rest of the season.
Oshea Brissett, Indiana Pacers ($5,800)
Brissett mania has run its course. The Pacers forward started off as a hot commodity when Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner went down with injuries but has been relegated to the bench for Doug McDermott. While Brissett still gets plenty of minutes off the pine, he hasn't reached 25 DKFP in four games. His price is inflated at this point and there’s plenty of other value with comparable ceilings for less on the slate.
Kyle Anderson, Memphis Grizzlies ($5,800)
Jaren Jackson Jr. is on the rise and back in the starting lineup. Anderson is still starting at the three, but his rebounding and scoring opportunities seem poised to drop off a cliff with another active, aggressive forward in the lineup. Anderson still has big games in his future, but they're bound to be less frequent as JJJ comes into his own ahead of the postseason.