There are six games on the slate tonight in NBA action, tipping off at 7:00p.m. ET with the last game, Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors, starting at 9:30p.m. While there are a few big players who will be out with injury, it makes a good case to try and slot in multiple players from a team who can complement each other, even in absence of the bigger guys.
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 27th.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7:30p.m. ET
Kyrie Irving ($9,500)
Kevin Durant ($8,300)
Joe Harris ($5,500)
Jeff Green ($4,700)
James Harden (hamstring) is still out — he hasn’t played since April 5th, and according to reports from last week, he’ll be out indefinitely after undergoing an MRI. The Nets, however, have continued strong, holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference while taking down teams like the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns most recently. Durant, who recently came back from a long-term injury but then missed three more last week due to a bruised thigh, will be expected to play after putting in a monster 53 DKFP performance against the Suns on Sunday. Before his thigh injury he suffered against the Heat on the 18th, he’d been putting in some solid performances, logging 48.25 DKFP against the Hornets as he made his way back into a full workload. Kyrie Irving has been putting in similar performances, dropping 62 DKFP against the Suns as he bagged a double-double. Pair them with value picks like Joe Harris, who’s averaged 25.6 DKFP through his last five, and Jeff Green who’s averaged 25.1 in that same stretch, and you’ve got yourself a decently high-scoring stack. The Nets will be looking for revenge against the Raptors, who took down a Durant-less Brooklyn 114-103 the last time they met.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 7:00p.m. ET
Terry Rozier ($7,700)
Miles Bridges ($7,500)
PJ Washington ($6,800)
Devonte’ Graham ($6,200)
If you’re looking to stack at an affordable price, look no further than the Hornets. Sure, they may lose to the Bucks, but these players can all score and rack up plenty of points for you while sitting at just over half of your salary cap on DraftKings. With Gordon Hayward (foot) and LaMelo Ball (wrist) out for the time being, more of the workload falls on other players, and these guys generally don’t disappoint. Rozier has averaged 45.9 DKFP throughout his last five outings, a staggering improvement from his season average of 36.2. In the Hornets’ 125-104 win over the Celtics, he grabbed a double-double and racked up 50.75 DKFP, which is a good amount for a price tag ($7,700) as low as his. In fact, all four players in this stack have seen increased fantasy point averages throughout their last five games. Until Hayward and Ball make their return, expect these guys to keep performing above their usual level as they look to pick up the slack from the offensive holes.
Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks, 9:30p.m. ET
Stephen Curry ($10,300)
Draymond Green ($7,400)
Kelly Oubre Jr. ($6,300)
Jordan Poole ($4,500)
If you’re playing DFS tonight, it’s nearly impossible to stay away from Stephen Curry even at his giant price tag. He’s averaged 53.4 DKFP throughout his last five games and shows no signs of slowing down. He’s scored 60-plus fantasy points in four of his last 10, and only scored under 40 once. Plugging in some of the other guys performing well like Oubre, who’s been coming off the bench and putting in solid work, is really a no-brainer. Oubre is coming off a 46 DKFP performance against the Nuggets where he put in 23 points and six rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. Jordan Poole is hit and miss, but he’s definitely good for double-digit fantasy points, and at a low price of $4,500, should be a great value pick for any lineup.