We have a nine-game schedule in the NBA on Friday, which means there are endless opportunities for your prospective lineup in DFS. The first game tips off at 7 p.m. ET with the Indiana Pacers playing the Orlando Magic. There’s also a doubleheader on NBA TV, which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET between the Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks. And then at 10 p.m. ET, the Washington Wizards will head out west to play the Golden State Warriors.
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 9th.
Wizards vs. Warriors, 10:00 p.m. ET
Stephen Curry ($9900)
Andrew Wiggins ($7100)
Kelly Oubre ($6300)
Jordan Poole ($5100)
James Wiseman ($4800)
Friday night’s game between the Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors could have a ton of points scored, hence why the O/U is currently at 239.5 total points on DraftKings Sportsbook. There will be a lot of temptation to put Russell Westbrook in your lineup as he’s been a triple-double machine. However, he’s the highest-priced guard in DFS at $11,000 that might be too rich to pay.
Therefore, a stack featuring Curry may be a good way to go. He has scored at least 30 points in the Warriors’ last four games and averaging 53.3 fantasy points per game. Then you could get cheap value with Poole, who takes a good amount of shots off the bench, and Wiseman, who is coming off a double-double vs. the Bucks.
Sixers vs. Pelicans, 8:00 p.m. ET
Ben Simmons ($8400)
Tobias Harris ($8000)
Danny Green ($4600)
Seth Curry ($4400)
Shake Milton ($4200)
This is another game that could see a ton of points scored on Friday night. The Sixers will travel down to the Big Easy to face the Pelicans. Joel Embiid would be an easy pick to play in an NBA DFS stack, but to save a couple of dollars, we will go to Ben Simmons. His scoring production has been up and down. However, he can stuff the box score with ease, which makes him a perfect DFS play.
Outside of him and Harris, Green and Curry, in particular, could find some success from behind the arc. The Pelicans are allowing opponents to shoot a league-worst 49.1% from three-point range in their last three contests. We saw in their latest road trip, when Green is cooking from distance, it could be a long night for the other team.
Timberwolves vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET
Karl-Anthony Towns ($10900)
Anthony Edwards ($7700)
D’Angelo Russell ($6300)
Jaden McDaniels ($4800)
Naz Reid ($3900)
In one of the first few games to tip-off on Friday night, we have the Minnesota Timberwolves taking on the Boston Celtics. The Timberwolves are looking to bounce back from a 141-137 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Despite the T-Wolves being one of the worst teams in the league (record-wise), they have a trio of good players that can put up points.
Towns is a no-brainer to play in your stack as he is averaging 58.8 fantasy points in the T’Wolves’ last five games. Then you have first-overall pick in Edwards, who has scored 30-plus fantasy points in Minnesota’s last seven games. With Malik Beasley on the shelf, there should be more minutes for him and others at the guard/forward spot.