There will be eight games on Friday’s main NBA slate, and matchups are set to tip-off between 7:00 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET. Multiple games have major fantasy basketball upside, and we’ve identified a pair worth looking into 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 Friday, April 30.
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. ET
Russell Westbrook ($11,000)
Bradley Beal ($9,800)
Rui Hachimura ($5,100)
Washington’s top 3 scorers are back in business. Westbrook was underwhelming the last time he faced Cleveland but has tallied more than 60 DKFP in two straight games. Beal has also hit his stride and has topped his DKFP average (46.7) in four of his last five games. The wild card is Hachimura, who hasn’t quite popped since re-entering the starting lineup on April 28. Hachimura has a great chance to bounce back on Friday thanks to his matchup against Kevin Love ($6,400). Love is exclusively a stretch 4 at this point in his career, so Hachimura’s athleticism could give him an edge against the 32-year-old veteran.
Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns, 10:00 p.m. ET
Devin Booker ($7,900)
Chris Paul ($7,800)
Mikal Bridges ($5,100)
The two best teams in the Western Conference are set to face off on Friday, but the Jazz will be far from full strength. Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) have been ruled out, so the Suns’ dynamic backcourt should have a good shot at dominating one of the NBA’s best defenses. Paul and Booker have combined for more than 80 DKFP in two straight games against quality defenses, so expecting the same level of production or better isn't a reach. I’m skeptical about going with Deandre Ayton ($6,500) against Rudy Gobert ($8,600), but Bridges could have an edge on the wing if Royce O’Neale (wrist) is ruled out. He’s played at least 40 minutes in his last two games and returned 6x value in both outings.