There are only six games on the slate for Tuesday with a few more days before we take a break from basketball. For a short slate, we do have a few very big matchups in the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Those may not be the games we want to target in DFS though.
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 Tuesday, March 2nd.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Washington Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bradley Beal ($9,700)
Jonas Valanciunas ($7,200)
Ja Morant ($7,000)
Brandon Clarke ($4,900)
Desmond Bane ($3,400)
This is more of a Grizzlies-centered stack but I’m fine going with a full-blown game stack on a shorter slate. This game has the highest total at 235.5 and outside of Beal and Russell Westbrook, it’s filled with affordable players. That’s why I’m leaning on Memphis. Moran and Valanciunas are both good mid-range plays with high upside. Clarke and Bane should get a decent amount of run in a competitive, high-scoring game environment. We then run the stack back with Beal if the Wizards go down and need to shoot their way out of a hole.
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7:00 p.m. ET
Trae Young ($9,600)
Jimmy Butler ($9,200 Q)
Bam Adebayo ($8,700)
Kendrick Nunn ($5,500)
Duncan Robinson ($5,000)
This will be a tougher stack to figure out right now. Butler is questionable to play and may be held out with the All-Star break approaching. If that’s the case, I like stacking up the Heat against a team that just fired their head coach. If the Hawks come out flat in their first game with Nate McMillan running things, this Heat team could take advantage. Miami has won five in a row and has scored at least 116 points in back-to-back games against tough defenses. If Butler is out, Nunn becomes a very appealing GPP play. If you need to save some additional salary, Gabe Vincent isn’t a bad idea with Butler out at $3,200. If Butler plays, he’s in a great spot or tournaments.m
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Denver Nuggets, 7:30 p.m. ET
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,000)
Nikola Jokic ($10,800)
Khris Middleton ($8,300)
Bobby Portis ($4,700)
DJ Augustin ($3,800)
Admittedly, this is a tough game to stack as well. You can’t really go all out on the Bucks since the points will go mostly to Giannis and Middleton. If this game gets out of hand, though, we could see some bench guys and role players get more run. The Nuggets are on the second of a back-to-back after playing in Chicago on Monday. This game total is high and we’ll either see a competitive contest or a lopsided Bucks win. If it stays close, a “Stars and Scrubs” type of build with Giannis and Jokic could pay off. Both have 60+ DKFP upside. Middleton can fill it up. Portis and Augustin would give us value options who could see garbage minutes in a blowout.