Wednesday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will consist of nine games. There are a lot of options to choose from, but we think that two games stand out as optimal fantasy matchups that could help you take down GPPS or win cash games.
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 7th.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 ET
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,600)
Anthony Edwards ($7,700)
Caris LeVert ($7,100)
Goga Bitadze ($3,000)
Both of these teams dealing with a slew of injuries. Myles Turner ($6,300), Malcolm Brogdon ($6,800), Domantas Sabonis ($8,900) are questionable for Wednesday. If all three miss the game, Caris LeVert will be asked to run the show again on offense. He’s averaging 40 DKFP per game in April and is up against a Timberwolves defense that ranks 27th against point guards and 26th against shooting guards. Bitadze could be Indiana’s only legitimate option at sitter if Turner is out, and JaKarr Sampson is too small to play center against KAT at 6’7.” Adding anther value play from the Pacers could be ideal, so consider TJ McConnell ($5,100) and Edmond Sumner ($3,500).
Malik Beasley ($5,900) is out with a hamstring injury, so Edwards should have the green ligjt on offense. Including D’Angelo Russell ($6,400), who scored 25 points and 40.75 DKFP in 24 minutes in his first game back from a knee injury on Monday, could be a sneaky play worth considering for variance.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET
Kyrie Irving ($10,200)
Zion Williamson ($9,000)
Lonzo Ball ($7,700)
Lamarcus Aldridge ($5,600)
Ball has eclipsed 50 DKFP in each of his first two games back from injury and will carry a heavy workload alongside Williamson in the second night of a back-to-back. The two combined for nearly 90 DKFP against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday and have a chance to get there again with a banged-up point guard rotation and Brandon Ingram questionable with a toe injury.
Irving will take on most of the work for the Nets while James Harden ($10,800) is dealing with a hamstring injury, despite Kevin Durant’s ($9,200) return. Durant will likely have his. minutes monitored after missing two months with his own hamstring injury, so paying up for him comes with a huge risk. Aldridge has established himself as a key piece since joining the Nets, though. He hasn’t matched the 37.75 DKFP he put up in his Brooklyn debut, but he’s a threat to match Joe Harris’s ($6,100) level of production.