We have a 10-game schedule in the Association on Wednesday, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DFS. The first game tips off at 7 p.m. ET with the Orlando Magic playing the Cleveland Cavaliers. There’s also a doubleheader on ESPN, which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. And then at 10 p.m. ET, the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns will battle it out as both teams still have a shot at the No. 2 seed in the West.
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 28th.
Grizzlies vs. Blazers, 9:00 p.m. ET
Ja Morant ($8,200)
Jonas Valanciunas ($7,900)
Jaren Jackson Jr. ($6,300)
Kyle Anderson ($6,300)
De’Anthony Melton ($3,800)
This is the third time in less than a week that the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers will be playing each other, thank you NBA schedule makers. When these two teams played on Sunday, Memphis won 120-113 at Moda Center. Portland is coming into this game on the second night of a back-to-back after playing the Indiana Pacers. DraftKings Sportsbook has the point total set at an astronomical 240 points, which isn’t farfetched seeing that the Blazers scored 133 on Tuesday night.
Our first stack will focus on the Grizzlies, who are playing much better basketball than the Trail Blazers at this time. Morant has been a force to be reckoned with, scoring 20 or more points in five straight games. When you add Jaren Jackson Jr. back in the fold, this stack could score a ton of points.
Wizards vs. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. ET
Russell Westbrook ($11,100)
Bradley Beal ($10,000)
Davis Bertans ($4,600)
Daniel Gafford ($4,300)
Ish Smith ($3,500)
Another game we could see a ton of points scored on Wednesday night is between the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards. DraftKings Sportsbook has the point total currently set at 230 points. The Wizards have done a great job of playing defense in their last 10 games. However, they did have a hiccup against the San Antonio Spurs, allowing 146 points.
With that in mind, we could see a shootout between these teams as the Lakers need this win just as much as the Wizards. The best stack option here is with Washington, which has the best DFS player in Westbrook. He’s averaging a triple-double and gives DFS players a ton of points on a nightly basis. We also cannot forget about Beal, who is coming off a 45-point outing against the Spurs and is averaging 31.2 points per game.
Pelicans vs. Nuggets, 9:00 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($11,000)
Michael Porter Jr. ($8,600)
Aaron Gordon ($5,200)
Facundo Campazzo ($4,800)
Paul Millsap ($3,400)
The Denver Nuggets will be our last DFS stack that we’ll be focusing on for Wednesday night’s slate. Denver is playing on the New Orleans Pelicans, who are allowing teams to score 114.9 points per game this season, good for 26th in the NBA. As we all know, Denver lost Jamal Murray for the rest of the season with a knee injury earlier this month.
But they also are without Will Barton and Monte Morris, who are both out with hamstring injury. Despite not having those players, the Nuggets still have both MVP candidate Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon shouldering the offensive workload.