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Best NBA team stacks for DFS on Friday, April 16th

We go over some of the best NBA teams to stack for DFS on DraftKings for Friday’s main slate.

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after scoring a basket during the third quarter of an NBA game against the New York Knicks at Smoothie King Center on April 14, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

We have 11 games for the NBA’s Friday slate, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DFS. The first game tips off at 3 p.m. ET with the Indiana Pacers taking on the Utah Jazz on NBATV. Then there will also be two games on ESPN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET between the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers.

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 DATE.

Pelicans vs. Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET

Zion Williamson ($10000)
Brandon Ingram ($8500)
Lonzo Ball ($7500)
James Johnson ($5100)
Steven Adams ($4900)

This might be one of the more expensive stack when it comes to NBA DFS for Friday night, but it could be well worth it. The Pelicans are taking on the Wizards in a game where we could see a ton of points scored. DraftKings Sportsbook has the point total currently set at O/U 242.5, which is massive.

If this is a high scoring up and down game, that should favor the likes of Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, who are playing extremely well. New Orleans will also have Lonzo Ball back, which should give them a boost at the point guard. Also, watch out for Steven Adams in this game as he has had back-to-back double-digit rebounding performances.

Nuggets vs. Rockets, 8:00 p.m. ET

Nikola Jokic ($10900)
Michael Porter Jr. ($7400)
Aaron Gordon ($5700)
Facundo Campazzo ($4000)
Monte Morris ($3700)

In another game that promises to be high-scoring on Friday night is the Denver Nuggets traveling down to Texas to play the Houston Rockets. This will be Denver’s second game without starting point guard Jamal Murray, who they lost earlier this week to a torn ACL.

The Nuggets will be going up against a Rockets team that has allowed more than 125 points in their last four contests. Without Murray for the rest of the season, there will be a lot more placed on the shoulders of Nikola Jokic. He has scored 50 fantasy points or more in the last three games for Denver. Also, Morris and Campazzo are cheap value plays at the guard, especially if you don’t want to have another $5K play in Will Barton. Morris started the other day against the Miami Heat, where he had 18.3 fantasy points (11 points, three rebounds, and two assists).

Spurs vs. Trail Blazers, 8:30 p.m. ET

DeMar DeRozan ($7900)
Dejounte Murray ($7000)
Derrick White ($6200)
Keldon Johnson ($5000)
Patty Mills ($3500)

For our final NBA DFS stack, we are going to focus on the San Antonio Spurs, who will be playing the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. The point total for this game is currently set at 235.5, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Spurs have a lot of under the radar plays that could give you major return on your investment and leave wiggle room on your salary cap.

Dejounte Murray is a stat sheet stuffer at the point guard spot, averaging 15.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 35.6 fantasy points per game. In the Spurs’ last five games, he is producing 37.2 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, you also have to factor in DeRozan, who has scored 40-plus fantasy in three out of the Spurs’ last four games. He’s the king of the mid-range and can provide a lot of value at $7900.