The Friday NBA slate is loaded with seven games on tap, some presenting opportunities for multiple players on the same sideline to boost your lineup for the evening.
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 April 23rd.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
Kyrie Irving ($10,100)
Kevin Durant ($9,000) Q
Joe Harris ($5,900)
Bruce Brown ($5,000)
Kyrie Irving is once again handling the load for the Nets and coming off a spectacular near triple-double effort against the Raptors on Wednesday, he’s facing a Boston team whom he’s averaging 60.5 FP against this season.
Joe Harris and Bruce Brown are once again solid complimentary pieces as they’ve combined to average 59.6 FPPG over Brooklyn’s last six outings. Of course, the question heading into tonight will be if Kevin Durant will suit up after missing the last few games with a thigh injury. If he does, he’ll be good for at least 36 FP even in limited action. If he doesn’t, Blake Griffin and Jeff Green are also valuable options to complete this stack.
Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($10,900)
Michael Porter Jr. ($7,700)
Will Barton ($5,500)
Aaron Gordon ($5,300)
The Nuggets are riding a four-game winning streak into tonight’s late showdown with the Warriors and are looking to avenge their recent loss at Golden State on April 12.
Of course, MVP frontrunner Nikola Jokic has been averaging 58.6 FPPG and is still hot off a monster 47 point, 15 rebound performance against Memphis on Monday that netted him 78.75 FP for the night. Michael Porter Jr. has thrived as a must-have option in fantasy over the past five games, putting up 35.4 FPPG as he’s shot 58.9 percent from the field through that stretch.
Adding further value through that same five game stretch have been Barton and Gordon, who are averaging a combined 49 FPPG over the past 10 days. Considering the Warriors are giving up the second most rebounds in the league, this matchup is favorable to the visitors and is worth starting multiple playmakers.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 10 p.m. ET
Damian Lilliard ($9,500)
CJ McCollum ($8,600)
Norman Powell ($6,500)
The Blazers have been hobbled as of late with Damian Lilliard battling a hamstring injury but after the star guard returned to the lineup against the Nuggets on Wednesday, he should be ready to get back into a rhythm tonight against a Memphis team yielding 112.3 points a game on 46.7 percent shooting.
McCollum has carried the load for Portland in Lilliard’s absence, putting up 42+ FP in each the three games prior to the franchise player’s return on Wednesday. He himself has gotten help from wing Powell, who has put up 30.2 FPPG over his last five outings. With Portland currently the six seed and trying to avoid dropping into the play-in tournament, expect this trio the hit the court hard tonight.