Monday’s NBA action is here, and there will be an eight0game main slate on DraftKings to kick off the week. The Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings will get things started at 7:00 p.m. ET, and the Los Angeles Lakers will wrap things up with a matchup against the Golden State Warriors, which is set to tip-off at 10:30 p.m. ET. We’ve identified some games with loaded fantasy potential ahead of contests.
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 March 15.
Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:00 p.m. ET
De’Aaron Fox ($9,100)
LaMelo Ball ($8,700)
PJ Washington ($6,700)
Richaun Holmes ($6,400)
This matchup ended with 253 points on the scoreboard last month, and I expect another shootout in the rematch. I don’t expect six players to score at least 45 DKFP again, but there’s a ton of fantasy potential here. Sacramento still has the NBA’s worst defensive rating, and one of its weakest links is Marvin Bagley, who forked up a career-high 42 points to Washington the last time these two teams met. Several players could get hot in this game, so subbing the players not named Fox or Ball for Gordan Hayward ($7,300), Buddy Hield ($6,500), or Harrison Barnes ($6,600) could be a viable strategy. I’m not opposed to using five players in this matchup.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:00 p.m. ET
Luka Doncic ($10,600)
Kawhi Leonard ($8,900)
Kristaps Porzingis ($8,300)
Paul George ($8,200)
This stack is a lot riskier because of how expensive each player is. Your lineup is probably shot if at least one of these players doesn't go off for a monster game, but all four can do so. They all have top-20 DKFP averages in this slate, and Doncic is one of the rare few who can go for 80+ points. A ceiling game from one star, an average game from the rest, and a few value plays should put you in a good spot. The revenge-game narrative is strong here, as Dallas claimed a 51-point victory over the Kawhi-less Clippers in December.
Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($10,700)
Domantas Sabonis ($9,600)
Malcolm Brogdon ($7,400)
Michael Porter Jr. ($6,800)
Rollin with Jokic is a no-brainer, as he’s scored more fantasy points than any NBA players this season. He had one below-average performance against Indiana this year but is likely to bounce back despite a tough matchup against Myles Turner. Sabonis has averaged more than 58 DKFP per game since returning from the All-Star break and will have a much more desirable matchup against the Nuggets’ questionable power forward rotation. Paul Millsap ($4,600) is on the decline, and Jamychal Green ($4,500) is far from being defensive stoppers, so Sabonis should feel good after kicking off last week back-to-back double-doubles.
Things get tricky for guards through, as the return of Caris LeVert ($7,000) could affect the production of Brogdon and TJ McConnell ($5,300). Brogdon played his usual 35 minutes in LeVert’s first game as a Pacer, so I’m comfortable sticking with him. The last spot is a toss-up between Jamal Murray ($7,900) and Porter, but MPJ has been significantly better as of late. If you want variance, Brogdon is your guy. If not, roll with MPJ, who’s scored 34 or more DKFP in three straight games.