An eight-game slate will kick off this weekend’s NBA action on DraftKings. There’s a lot to sort through, but we’ve identified one matchup in particular that has a ton of fantasy upside.
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 Saturday, April 3rd.
Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs, 9:00 p.m. ET
DeMar DeRozan ($8,000)
Caris LeVert ($7,200)
Dejounte Murray ($7,000)
Domantas Sabonis has been ruled out of this matchup with an ankle sprain, and Malcolm Brogdon ($7,100) is questionable with a sore hip. If Brogdon is ruled out, we can expect LeVert to take over for the Pacers as he did for the Nets earlier this season, when Brooklyn’s stars were out of commission. LeVert regularly hangs around 30 DKFP as a third option with Indiana. Several other Pacers could be quality fill-ins alongside LeVert.
TJ McConnell ($5,000) has promising upside despite LeVert’s arrival and is likely to move into the starting lineup if Brogdon sits. His ability to rack up steals and assists makes up for his limited scoring talents. He regularly returns 5X value as a role player of the bench, so a hot night could make him one of the best plays on the slate. Myles Turner ($5,900) stands out as a player who could get an extended run with Sabonis out, but Goga Bitazde ($3,100) is a sneaky pivot worth considering. The second-year big man has returned around 6X value three times in his last five games with Sabonis in the rotation.
DeRozan and Murray usually do the heavy lifting for San Antonio, but Keldon Johnson ($4,900) is a quality under-the-radar-play. The undersized power forward could match up against the defensively challenged Doug McDermott in this matchup. He eclipsed 20 points and 20 rebounds against Larry Nance Jr. and the Cleveland Cavaliers just last month, and his physicality could make him a major asset in this matchup.