The second half of the NBA season continues with 11 games on the docket for tonight as 22 of the 30 teams in the league will be in 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 Match 11th.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:00p.m. ET
Devin Booker ($8,000)
Chris Paul ($7,800)
Mikal Bridges ($5,300)
Dario Saric ($4,300)
The Suns are easily one of the hottest teams in the league right now, sitting on a four-game winning streak while winning seven of their last eight. Sitting in second place, they’re hot on the trail of the Utah Jazz and poised to capitalize on any slip-up from the league leaders. Devin Booker is listed as questionable after being scratched late from the All-Star game last weekend, but all signs point to him being able to see the floor tonight. The combination of Booker and Chris Paul is too good to pass up, and Dario Saric is a good value pick instead of Deandre Ayton ($6,900) as he’s averaged 11.5 PPG overall this season and has been averaging 24.9 DKFP per game over his last three appearances. The Blazers will be without a handful of players including Zach Collins (ankle), C.J. McCollum (foot), and Jusuf Nurkic (wrist).
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8:00p.m. ET
Zach LaVine ($9,700)
Thaddeus Young ($5,700)
Coby White ($6,500)
Patrick Williams ($4,600)
The number one team in the East, after winning four of their last five, will face a tough situation on the road when they play the Bulls tonight. Not because the Bulls are particularly good on either end of the court, but more because the Sixers will be missing their two best players in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons who have been ruled out due to the league’s health and safety protocols. This opens the game up for Chicago as they’ll lead with Zach LaVine, who’s averaged 28.7 PPG and 45.7 DKFP per game overall this season. Pair that with Thaddeus Young (29.1 DKFP per game) and Coby White (31.3 DKFP per game), and Philadelphia may have some trouble on their hands. Patrick Williams can be a decent value pick to round out this stack as he’ll be expected to start and has averaged 23.9 DKFP per game over his last five outings.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30p.m. ET
James Harden ($11,000)
Kyrie Irving ($9,600)
DeAndre Jordan ($5,700)
Joe Harris ($5,300)
While this is a more expensive stack, this game is set to be an explosive one as two hot teams face off against each other. The Nets have lost just one in their last 11 games, making them easily one of the hottest teams in the league. However, the Celtics have won their last four in a row and are looking good as of late as well. With a 2.5 spread in the Nets’ favor and a point total at 233, expect a high-scoring game with a relatively close outcome. James Harden and Kyrie Irving are no-brainers as Harden has been averaging 56.9 DKFP per game all season long, with Irving not far behind him at 46 DKFP. Joe Harris has been solid in Kevin Durant’s (hamstring) absence over the last five games, and will most likely continue to be utilized until Durant can make a return. That gives you a relatively low price tag on a player who’s guaranteed a bunch of minutes for the foreseeable future. The Nets will hope to jump into first place over the 76ers tonight, who are facing off against the Bulls without Embiid or Simmons.