There are only four games on Sunday’s main NBA slate, so you’ll have to get creative with your fantasy basketball lineups to wrap up the weekend. There’s plenty of ideal targets up for grabs, but we’ve identified a pair of games that are especially enticing ahead of the action.
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 Sunday, April 25th.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards, 7:00 p.m. ET
Russell Westbrook ($11,000)
Bradley Beal ($9,800)
Raul Neto ($4,800)
Daniel Gafford ($4,100)
Washington’s dynamic backcourt has added another guard to the mix, and the trio has wreaked havoc over the last two games. Westbrook, Beal, and Neto have combined for more than 145 DKFP in back-to-back wins. Neto returned at least 9x value in both contests. The group is bound to be a mismatch nightmare for the Cavaliers. Collin Sexton (concussion) has been ruled out and Isaac Okoro will be responsible for Beal or Westbrook as Cleveland’s best perimeter defender. Darius Garland and Matthew Dellavedova will face off against whoever’s left, and both will likely be on an island against an All-Star at some point.
Gafford has proven to be the Wizards’ most dangerous option at center. He’s not starting and will be out to the test by Jarrett Allen’s defense, but has scored 13 or more points in three of his last five games. A bounce-back game from Gafford is the wild card that could set this stack over the top.
Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic, 8:00 ET
Malcolm Brogdon ($8,700)
Caris LeVert ($8,400)
TJ McConnell ($5,800)
Oshea Brissett ($4,800)
The Pacers still don’t have Domantas Sabonis (back) and Myles Turner (foot), so expect guard play to be big. Brogdon, LeVert, and McConnell all eclipsed 40 DKFP in their last matchup against the Detroit Pistons and will have to continue producing at a high level to make up for their lack of post depth. Brogdon and LeVert have taken at least 19 shots apiece in three straight games. McConnell is more of a tertiary option, but few reserve guards boast his passing and defensive upside. All three are likely to flirt with 30 minutes against a Magic backcourt that’s littered with inexperienced youth.
Brissett is getting popular fast as Indiana’s emergency big. He’s gone over 32 DKFP twice in three starts this season and has notched two straight double-doubles. He’ll likely start at power forward, but will also act as his team’s backup center. Under $5K plays that are likely to play 35+ minutes are rare. Especially when they’re as productive as Brissett has been.