There will be a seven-game main slate on DraftKings to kick off the NBA’s action this week, and several games have the potential for some serious fantasy upside. 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, March 1st.
Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($10,800)
Zach LaVine ($9,500)
Jamal Murray ($8,900)
Thaddeus Young ($6,100)
It’s clear why Jokic and LaVine are optimal targets. The two are some of the most consistent fantasy options in the league. The Bulls’ horrendous defensive backcourt bodes well for Murray, who has found his bubble stride and scored at least 45 DKFP in six of his last 10 games. Michael Porter Jr. ($7000) might not be as impactful as usual with Will Barton ($5,400) back in the fold, but Young could feast in the frontcourt against a Denver team that's missing its best two power forwards.
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. ET
James Harden ($11,000)
Kyrie Irving ($9,100)
DeMar DeRozan ($8,400)
Dejounte Murray ($8,100)
This point total for this game is 234 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Only the Jazz-Pelicans game has a higher total, but the scoring should be very concentrated in this matchup. Harden and Irving be responsible for a large chunk of the Nets’ scoring and playmaking with Kevin Durant (hamstring) out. Derrick White, Devin Vassell, Rudy Gay, and Keldon Johnson have been ruled out of Monday’s game, so it looks like DeRozan and Murray will have to carry the Spurs on both ends of the court again.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. AT
Damian Lillard ($10,400)
LaMelo Ball ($8,700)
Enes Kanter ($7,200)
Malik Monk ($5,500)
The Hornets got won a shootout against the Sacramento Kings at the buzzer in their last game and are set to face another bad defense on Monday. Lillard has had to do everything offensively for the understaffed Trail Blazers while Ball has been handed the keys to the offense in Charlotte. Both guards should be considered triple-double threats. Monk is one of the best bench options on the slate and has scored at least 20 points in four straight games. Kanter is a rebounding machine and will be a problem for the hornets in the low post as well. Cody Zeller (hip) is expected to miss another game, so stopping Kanter will be a tall order for Bismack Biyombo.