Twelve NBA games will take place on Wednesday, but only 11 will be part of the main slate on DraftKings. The matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves tipped off at 4:30 p.m. ET and won’t be part of the main event. However, there are plenty of other matchups with high 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 Wednesday, April 14.
Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets, 9:00 p.m. ET
Domantas Sabonis ($9,100)
Christian Wood ($7,900)
Caris LeVert ($7,400)
There’s no guarantee that all of these players will match their productivity from their latest games, but all three cracked 50 DKFP in their last outings and could do the same on Wednesday.
Sabonis has been asked to take on a heavier workload than usual since Myles Turner ($5,800) was sidelined with an ankle sprain. Sabonis has recorded three straight double-doubles and hauled down 10 or more rebounds in eight straight games. LeVert has notched 50+ DKFP in two straight games and is up against a Rockets’ defense that ranks last against shooting guards on DraftKings. It’s not likely that many people will play LeVert alongside Malcolm Brogdon ($7,100), but both are viable options.
Multiple Rockets could have big games, but Wood stands out from the rest of the pack. Wood scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his last outing, and Indiana has no rim protectors to stop him. No combination of Goga Bitadze and JaKarr Sampson will be enough to contain a versatile scorer like Wood.
Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET
Russell Westbrook ($11,000)
De’Aaron Fox ($9,600)
Bradley Beal ($8,700)
Hassan Whiteside ($3,600)
Two of the NBA’s worst defenses are set to battle it out on Wednesday, and both sides have high-profile players capable of outscoring anybody else on the main slate. Washington’s dynamic backcourt duo combined for more than 116 DKFP against the Utah Jazz on Monday, so doing something similar against a Kings team with the worst defensive rating (117.6) shouldn’t be too tough. Westbrook is worth paying up for as the most expensive player on the slate and has scored more than 60 DKFP in six of his last 10 games. Beal is still the scoring leader and is averaging 31 points per contest.
Fox dropped 43 points on the team with the NBA’s fourth-worst defensive rating — the New Orleans Pelicans — in his last game, and the Wizards are just one spot higher. Washington ranks 25th defensively against point guards, and Sacramento could be missing three of their top-5 scorers because of injuries. Richaun Holmes (hamstring) has already ruled out, so dropping in Whiteside ($3,600) against a defense that ranks 28th against centers might not be a bad idea.