Seven games will be part of Saturday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings Sportsbook, and tip-off times will range from 7:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET. A couple of the scheduled matchups stand out due to their unique fantasy basketball upside, and we’ve identified some situations worth keeping track of.
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, May 8th.
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00 p.m. ET
Russell Westbrook ($11,100)
Bradley Beal ($9,600)
Rui Hachimura ($5,200)
The last matchup between these two teams was a barn burner, and we could get more of the same in the third meeting between the Wizards and Pacers this year. Westbrook dazzled the masses with 14 points, 21 rebounds, and 24 assists against Malcolm Brogdon-less Indiana, and the point guard is questionable to play on Saturday because of a hamstring injury. The shorthanded Pacers will also have to deal with Beal, and Rui Hachimura unexpectedly led Washington in scoring with 27 points. The second-year forward will likely have a big-time mismatch against Doug McDermott, as Domantas Sabonis has been moved to center while Myles Turner is out indefinitely with a toe injury. The Wizards are on a hot streak and are prone to shootouts.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets, 10:00 p.m. ET
Nikola Jokic ($10,900)
Michael Porter Jr. ($8,700)
Facundo Campazzo ($5,600)
Austin Rivers ($4,100)
Jokic has remained exceptional since Jamal Murray went down with a torn ACL and has scored at least 56 DKFP in four straight contests. He tallied 67 DKFP the last time he faced the Nets, and Brooklyn is still very weak defensively at the center position. The big man will lead the charge for Denver on offense. It’s not hard to pick out who his most important complementary pieces will be. MPJ has been ridiculous efficient over the last two months. The second-year wing averaged 23.9 points per game on 55.3% shooting in April. He’s averaging 23 points on 56.4% shooting in May.
Campazzo and Rivers are the Nuggets’ only two serviceable point guards. PJ Dozier’s hip injury has shortened Denver’s backcourt rotation. Campazzo and Rivers have responded by averaging more than 73 DKFP per game as a duo since Dozier got injured. Both could provide plenty of value if the Nuggets stay close as 3.5-point underdogs.