Friday’s 10-game NBA main slate will be jam-packed with action. Games are set to tip-off between 7:30 and 10 p.m. ET, and we want to make sure you don’t overlook a few games with tantalizing 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 Friday, March 19th.
Sacramento Kings vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
De’Aaron Fox ($9,100)
Jayson Tatum ($8,900)
Jaylen Brown ($8,000)
Kemba Walker ($6,700)
The Sacramento Kings’ abysmal defense often makes them an easy target, and this game isn’t the exception to the rule. Tatum appears to have returned to normalcy and has averaged 23.1 points on 52% shooting over his last six games. Tatum will likely draw a matchup from Harrison Barnes with Marvin Bagley out, and Brown will have a mismatch against either Tyrese Haliburton or Buddy Hield. Walker hasn’t been elite this year, but $6,700 is a bargain for him against arguably the worst defense in the NBA. Fox has been the model of consistency for Sacramento with 45 or more DKFP in eight of his last 10 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game Time
DeMar DeRozan ($8,100)
Collin Sexton ($7,400)
Jarrett Allen ($7,400)
Dejounte Murray ($7,300)
The prices of the players in this slack are a lot less intimidating. DeRozan is back from a short hiatus for personal reasons and has notched more than 40 DKFP in seven of his last 10 games. He and Murray should have a significant size advantage against the Cavs, who are undersized at point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. On the other hand, Sexton is fresh off a 45.75-DKFP performance against the Celtics, while Allen will benefit from facing a frontcourt that’s been depleted by the impending departure of LaMarcus Aldridge. I like Allen to dominate Jakob Poeltl, but Darius Garland ($6,100) is also a good option worth considering. The second-year combo guard broke out of a cold streak by scoring 41 DKFP against Boston.
Detroit Pistons vs. Houston Rockets, 8:00 p.m. ET
Christian Wood ($8,500)
Victor Oladipo ($8,300)
Kevin Porter Jr. ($7,200)
Jerami Grant ($7,200)
Who doesn’t love to watch two terrible teams duke it out? The Pistons and Rockets are both terrible right now, but there are quite a few relevant fantasy options in this game that could fly under the radar. The Rockets’ core is especially interesting if John Wall ($7,800). He’s missed five games in a row, and Houston’s fantasy point should be pretty condensed if he misses a sixth straight. Wood scored more than 35 DKFP in 26 minutes in his first game back from a month and a half layoff. Oladipo and KPJ have both scored more than 40 DKFP in two of the three games they’ve played together, If all three of Houston’s top players can have average games against the worst team in the NBA, you’ll be off to a great start. Grant has done it all for Detroit this year and won’t have an easy matchup against the scrappy Jae’Sean Tate, but $7,200 isn’t a steep price to pay for a player who’s averaging just shy of 40 DKFP per game.