A new week of NBA basketball is upon us, and nine games are on tap for Monday. There’s a lot to sort through for the main slate on DraftKings, but we’ve identified one of matchup that could yield a ton of fantasy points.
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 the best team stacks for the NBA slate on Monday, April 12.
Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 9:00 p.m. ET
Zion Williamson ($9,700)
De’Aaron Fox ($9,300)
Brandon Ingram ($8,500)
Williamson and Ingram both have major mismatches that could lead to big-time fantasy production. Williamson is an immovable force on the block and has scored 34 or more points in three of the four games he’s played since returning from injury and will face Harrison Barnes at the 4. Barnes has been forced to play out of position while Marvin Bagley has been out with a hand injury. Barnes isn’t close to being strong enough to stop Williamson in the post. Ingram will draw the attention of either Buddy Hield or Tyrese Haliburton. Neither guard is suited to guard the 6’8” wing.
Lonzo Ball is out with a hip injury and that puts New Orleans’ defensive backcourt at a major disadvantage against Fox. The Pelicans have been a below-average defense against point guards with Ball, so Fox has a good chance to go over his DKFP average (43.1) for a fifth straight game. Considering a value guard like Kira Lewis Jr. ($4,200), Isaiah Thomas ($4,400) could make this a quality four-man stack, but paying up for Eric Bledsoe ($6,400) could also yield great results.
It doesn’t get much better than two teams with bottom-three defensive ratings battling it out.