With 11 games on the docket tonight in the NBA, there’s plenty of action going on and tons of players to stuff your lineups with. This makes picking team stacks a little easier than a short slate since we’re rife with options to choose from.
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 Wednesday.
Phoenix Suns vs. Orlando Magic, 8:00p.m. ET
Devin Booker ($8,100)
Chris Paul ($7,700)
Deandre Ayton ($5,800)
Mikal Bridges ($5,400)
The Suns seriously can’t stop winning. They’re on a three-game winning streak after knocking off the Miami Heat last night 110-100, preceded by a 111-94 win over the LA Lakers. They’re hot on the trail of the Utah Jazz with no signs of slowing down. Devin Booker and Chris Paul are no-brainers and the obvious choices especially when their price tag stays down near $8K. Booker amassed 50 DKFP last week against the Timberwolves, and has scored 30-plus in each game since, including 45.25 in that win against the Lakers. Chris Paul, while faltering a bit last night scoring only 27.25 DKFP, reached 54.5 in the Lakers game and is generally good for at least 30, usually more. Rounding out the stack with lower-cost guys who can still put up big points like Ayton and Bridges should do well in any lineup.
Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets, 10:00p.m. ET
Donovan Mitchell ($8,800)
Rudy Gobert ($8,400)
Mike Conley ($6,300)
Jordan Clarkson ($6,000)
Royce O’Neale ($4,600)
Really any combination of regulars from the Jazz would do your lineup some good, as they’re all averaging a good amount of DKFP this season. Mitchell’s at 42.1 all season long, while Gobert isn’t far behind him with 40.4. They’re not quite the same hot team they started out as in the first half of the season, but they’re still winning games — four of their last six — even though they’ve dropped a few results along the way especially on the road. Tonight they’re back at home against a Brooklyn team who just played last night, and is still missing two of their biggest scorers in Kyrie Irving (personal) and Kevin Durant (hamstring). This has left James Harden to pick up all the scoring slack, which he’s done a decent job of, but he can’t carry this team alone every single night.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets, 8:00p.m. ET
Gordon Hayward ($7,900)
P.J. Washington ($7,300)
Terry Rozier ($7,100)
Devonte’ Graham ($5,300)
With LaMelo Ball out with a fractured wrist for at least four weeks, expect Devonte’ Graham to step up and fill the gap while he’s gone. Right now is a great chance to stick him in your lineup with little risk as he’s still sitting at a $5,300 salary, but obviously will start to rise if he does a good job. Not to mention the Hornets will be taking on an awful Rockets team who just snapped their 20-game losing streak earlier this week with a 117-99 win over the Raptors. The Hornets are sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference right at .500, and although their offense will take a big hit with Ball’s absence, tonight’s a great game to see how they’ll play without him and roll the dice with your lineup as they’ll most likely still have no trouble taking out Houston.