NBA DFS Plays: Saturday, Nov. 27

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This article aims to highlight some of the best NBA DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at Saturday’s seven-game main slate starting at 7:30 ET.

POINT GUARD

Darius Garland - Cleveland (vs. Orlando) - DK: $7,600 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $26

Collin Sexton will continue to miss time for the Cavaliers, and Garland has really picked things up in his absence. That includes 45+ fantasy points in two of his last three outings. Garland appears more and more confident in assuming an “alpha role” without Sexton, and seeing 38+ minutes per contest doesn’t hurt either. There’s a chance he’ll keep it going against an Orlando team that ranks 25th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards - a spot that Garland often occupies alongside Ricky Rubio.

Also Consider: LaMelo Ball, Trae Young

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SHOOTING GUARD

Terry Rozier - Charlotte (at Houston) - DK: $6,700 / FD: $6,600 / Yahoo: $26

Rozier has been hot and cold all season, but I’m liking him tonight. He has upside on this mid-range salary, as hitting 45 and 58 fantasy points in two of his last three games. The matchup looks kind as well, facing a Houston team that ranks 20th in defensive efficiency to shooting guards and second in pace. The blowout factor is reduced with Charlotte playing the second half of a back-to-back set on the road.

Also Consider: Donovan Mitchell, Garrison Mathews (bargain filler)

SMALL FORWARD

Miles Bridges - Charlotte (at Houston) - DK: $7,900 / FD: $8,200 / Yahoo: $32

As mentioned in the previous write-up, we usually have to worry about the blowout factor whenever Houston is involved. However, there’s a better chance the Rockets keep things somewhat competitive with the Hornets playing on a back-to-back. That could help Bridges, who has been a fantasy superstar this season by averaging nearly 40 FPPG. I’m willing to bet he’ll fly past that threshold while playing up in pace against a Houston team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency to small forwards and second in pace.

Also Consider: Kevin Porter Jr., Brandon Ingram

POWER FORWARD

Christian Wood - Houston (vs. Charlotte) - DK: $3,000 / FD: $3,700 / Yahoo: $10

Let’s keep things in Houston, where I like Wood on the other side of this Rockets-Hornets matchup. We discussed it a few times now, but I believe Houston can keep things somewhat competitive in this draw. That’s good news for Wood, who is facing a Charlotte team that ranks third in pace, 27th in defensive efficiency to power forwards, and 28th in rebound rate. The Houston big man went for 41 fantasy points earlier this week vs. Chicago, and that’s a realistic expectation in this prime draw.

Also Consider: P.J. Washington, Wendell Carter Jr.

CENTER

Mo Bamba - Orlando (at Cleveland) - DK: $6,500 / FD: $6,800 / Yahoo: $27

Bamba jumps out at me as a stable mid-range filler at center. He won’t break the bank, and there’s a good chance he’ll hover around 36 or so fantasy points. Bamba had a few rough games due to blowouts this week, but I’m not expecting one team to pull away too much in this Magic-Cavs draw. Cleveland ranks below average (19th) in defensive efficiency to centers. They also allow the fifth-most offensive rebounds to the position. In other words, this is a spot where Bamba should get back on track.

Also Consider: Bam Adebayo, LaMarcus Aldridge

POTENTIAL BARGAINS

Jalen Suggs (PG - ORL) becomes an outstanding value choice if Cole Anthony (questionable) misses another game. Anthony has missed the last four games, helping Suggs post 27+ fantasy points in three of those outings. The matchup at Cleveland, who is 24th in defensive efficiency to point guards, looks nice.

Garrison Mathews (SG - HOU) is a dirt-cheap filler who I’m considering on DraftKings. Jalen Green left early last game, and Mathews stepped up for 26 fantasy points in 27 minutes. Green has already been ruled out for about a week, so we can expect Mathews to retain a 25-30 minute role.

P.J. Washington (PF - CHA) is a better option if Mason Plumlee (questionable) is out. Washington is coming off an injury himself, looking good with 24 fantasy points in 24 minutes vs. Minnesota last night. Another strong matchup awaits in the aforementioned draw with Houston.

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