Monday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will consist of eight games and tip-off times will range from 7:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET. Some games stand out because of their unique fantasy upside, and we’ve identified a pair of the most ideal matchups 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 May 3rd.
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:00 p.m. ET
Cole Anthony ($6,900)
Dwayne Bacon ($4,900)
Moritz Wagner ($4,600)
It’s hard to find a Magic player that’s not injured ahead of this game, and the abysmal Pistons will be without four of their five starters. Anthony has taken over Orlando’s offense while Michael Carter-Williams is out with an ankle injury and tallied a season-high 26 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in his last game. Bacon and Wagner also eclipsed 20 points in that contest and are likely to exceed 30 minutes because of various injuries at small forward and power forward. The Pistons rank outside the top 23 defensively against both positions, so Bacon and Wagner are both threats to return major value.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz, Game Time
DeMar DeRozan ($8,300)
Dejounte Murray ($7,400)
Keldon Johnson ($5,000)
Patty Mills ($3,100)
The Jazz are far from full strength with Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) out, so this matchup could be an interesting one. DeRozan surpassed his DKFP average (40) by at least 10 points in five of his last 10 games and will draw an ideal matchup against Royce O’Neale or Bojan Bogdanovic. Murray is clear of the injury report after missing a game with knee soreness. He’s eclipsed 22 points and 48 DKFP in three straight contests and should have a larger role than usual while Derrick White (ankle) is out. Johnson has returned at least 5x value in six of his last 10 games and scored 22 on the Jazz the last time he faced them, and Mills is a bargain having returned at least 6x value in two straight games since White got hurt.