The NBA is starting fresh this week and seven team games are set to tip-off in Monday’s main slate on DraftKings. We’ve sorted through the prices of players who’ll be a part of the action. and have identified a few you might want to stay away from.
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, March 1st.
PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets ($6,200)
Washington went off for a career-high 42 points against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, following up his 43-DKFP performance against the Golden State Warriors by racking up 66.25. The stretch four benefitted from facing an abysmal Kings defense that starts Marvin Bagley at the 4. Bagley has proven to be one of the worst all-around defenders in the NBA so far this season. Washington will face another undersized 4 in Robert Covington on Monday. While Portland’s defense as a whole is bad, Covington handles business.
Terry Rozier, Charlotte Hornets ($8,000)
Rozier is in a rut despite Devonte’ Graham being out of commission. The Hornets combo guard has failed to score at least 15 points in three of his last four games, while Malik Monk ($5,500) has tallied at least 20 off the bench in four straight contests. LaMelo Ball ($8,700) is calling the shots on offense, and Rozier is in danger of becoming the odd man out among the guards in Charlotte’s rotation.
Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers ($8,500)
The Houston Rockets are somehow favored by 2 points in this game despite getting beaten by 49 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. John Wall ($8,300) hasn’t played in the second half of a back-to-back all year, and his status is up in the air for Monday. Eric Gordon is listed as questionable and Christian Wood is still out. I’m not saying the Cavs will definitely secure a blowout victory, but paying $8.5K for Allen, given the circumstances, could be a stretch.