In NBA DFS, there will always be some flashy names that may tempt you to pay up — even in an unfavorable matchup. Name value sometimes comes with reliability, but the trick to cashing in on your NBA lineups is to maximize the boom while operating under the salary cap. Sometimes, this means fading the chalk plays and spending elsewhere.
Here, we’ll break down three top NBA DFS fades for the game slate on Saturday, April 24th.
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves ($7,300)
Edwards fell short of 30 minutes for the second time in his last 10 games against the Sacramento Kings’ abysmal defense and fell short of 21 DKFP in a close game. The Utah Jazz are a little banged up in the backcourt with Donovan Mitchell (ankle) out, but still have one of the NBA’s premier defenses. The Jazz are 12.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, so this game could very well get out of hand early. Expect D’Angelo Russell ($6,400) to be much more hands-on now that his minute restriction has been lifted.
Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers ($6,700)
Anthony Davis ($9,400) is probable for Saturday after scoring just 4 points in 17 minutes when he returned from injury on Thursday. He’s still working his way back into shape but checked up 10 shots in his last outing. Kuz’s price has been inflated by the absence of LeBron James, but he’s fallen short of 26 DKFP three times in his last five games when priced at $6.5K or higher.