Monday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings was light, but there are 11 games on tap for Tuesday’s. The Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Detroit Pistons will be featured in the pair of games at 7:00 p.m. ET and LeBron James’s potential return to the court could highlight one of the three 10:00 p.m. games that are scheduled to wrap things up.
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, May 11th.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m. ET
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,200)
Anthony Edwards ($8,400)
D’Angelo Russell ($7,900)
Ricky Rubio ($5,400)
The Timberwolves take good teams to the wire, but also lose to the worst teams in the NBA. That’s why this matchup is so interesting. The Pistons have called the season quits and have ruled seven players out ahead of tip-off. Two more are questionable, so the Timberwolves’ core pieces could dominate a team with little NBA experience. KAT is the building block in this stack and should torture a center rotation that’s headlined by Isaiah Stewart and Jahlil Okafor. He scores 50 DKFP in his sleep, and that’s what you should expect from him in this matchup. Edwards has proved that he can sustain his production with Russell back in the rotation and has scored at least 37 DKFP in eight of his last 10 games. Russell has done so six times during that span, and Rubio has gotten his act together over the last five games by averaging 32.7 DKFP. The Timberwolves have scored more than 120 points three times in their last five games.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m. ET
Kevin Durant ($9,900)
Kyrie Irving ($9,600)
Blake Griffin ($4,900)
Metrics indicate the Bulls are a middle-of-the-pack defensive team, but that doesn’t mean that they’re ready for the Nets. Durant and Irving have combined for more than 100 points in four straight games but are under $10K. Being able to count on at least 5X value consistently from a duo this expensive can be very valuable on larger slates, but picking the third piece could be challenging. Griffin is coming into his own and has reached at least 30 DKFP in three of his last five games. Joe Harris ($5,000) could also be an option, but Griffin could face off against Lauri Markkanen if Daniel Theis (hip) can’t play. This game is loaded with offensive talent and a shootout seems eminent.