There are seven games on the docket tonight in NBA action, tipping off at 7:00p.m. ET with the Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets, ending with a couple games starting at 10:00 including the two teams in Los Angeles going head-to-head.
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 Thursday, May 6th.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30p.m. ET
Kevin Durant ($9,900)
Kyrie Irving ($9,700)
Joe Harris ($5,300)
DeAndre Jordan ($4,000)
While the Nets are still missing James Harden (hamstring), Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been monstrous for Brooklyn lately even though they’ve lost their last three in a row, including a pair of games to the Bucks most recently. Durant has averaged 56.6 DKFP over his last five games while Irving has averaged 45.3 in that same stretch, both earning their salaries. Both Joe Harris and DeAndre Jordan are good for double digits as well, with Jordan averaging 23.15 DKFP through his last five games. At only $4,000, that’s a no brainer to round out your Brooklyn stack in a game they should be able to win tonight.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers, 8:00p.m. ET
Trae Young ($9,400)
Clint Capela ($8,600)
John Collins ($6,800)
Danilo Gallinari ($4,700)
The Hawks are in good form, winning their last three straight including an impressive 135-103 win over the red-hot Phoenix Suns. They’ll go up against a Pacers team who is missing a couple key players in Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring), who is listed as questionable, and Myles Turner (toe), who has been sidelined since mid-April. Young has averaged 45.2 DKFP through his last five games while Capela is a little lower at 33. Rounding out this stack would be the ever-impressive John Collins and Danilo Gallinari, who both should earn their keep with a little lower salary. Gallinari just put in a 50.5 DKFP performance against the Trail Blazers while following it up with 30.25 against the Suns. The Hawks shouldn’t have much trouble with the Pacers tonight especially if all these players are at their best.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10:00p.m. ET
Paul George ($9.500)
Kawhi Leonard ($8,800)
Marcus Morris Sr. ($5,800)
Ivica Zubac ($5,100)
LeBron James was back, and then he wasn’t. Funny how that works out for the Clippers tonight as James (ankle) is expected to miss the next couple games. Anthony Davis has been a lifesaver for the Lakers since his return, and while he’s listed as probable ahead of tonight with his calf injury, he’ll likely see the floor and be a big presence. However, this Clippers team — with a healthy George and Leonard — might just be too much for the Lakers to overcome. Paul George has averaged 43.2 DKFP this season so far while Kawhi Leonard is at 45.4. Leonard just came back from a foot injury and has seen 30-plus minutes in both of his games since his return, and looks to be feeling normal. Zubac has done a solid job stepping in for the injured Serge Ibaka (back) as he’s good for double digit fantasy points on any given night, while scoring over 20 on the regular.