Washington Wizards: 7 NBA DFS plays and odds for Wiz vs. Mavs

The Washington Wizards have new talent, the Dallas Mavericks are without Luka Dončić and (maybe) Kristaps Porziņģis. There’s plenty of DFS value plays.

On an 8-game Friday night, the Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks will square off for the second time this season and this game is one of only three games that is projected to total 234 or more points. You should be targeting this one heavily, with several key players missing.

The point spread is pretty small too, so it should be a competitive one, though the Mavericks are still favorites. Here’s the odds:

Tournament Plays

Dorian Finney-Smith – Small Forward/Power Forward (DK)

Projected highest value: 8x (FD ONLY)

FanDuel Price: $4,800

DraftKings Price: $6,000

I’d rather target Tim Hardaway as I think the usage is way better, but Dorian Finney-Smith would be my first preferred pivot. You could also play the contrarian and select Troy Brown Jr. here, but that’s just too risky in my opinion.

DFS should be looking at a lot of touches and value if Kristaps Porziņģis can’t go.

Tim Hardaway Jr. – Small Forward/Shooting Guard (DK)

Projected highest value: 7x

FanDuel Price: $4,900

DraftKings Price: $5,200

Without Luka Dončić the last two games, Tim Hardaway Jr. has gotten up 13 and 17 shot attempts. I’m loving that kind of usage and he’s my preferred target over DFS. The Washington Wizards are 25th in the league at defending the small forward position according to both sites.

Moritz Wagner – Center/Power Forward (DK)

Projected highest value: 9x (FD ONLY)

FanDuel Price: $3,900

DraftKings Price: $5,000

Moritz Wagner has excellent per minute numbers, the main problem is he hasn’t gotten the minutes averaging only 20 per contest this season. With Thomas Bryant set to miss this one, Moe is one of my favorite targets.

If he gets 30 minutes, here’s the line you can expect: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block, 3 turnovers. That’s good enough for 9x value on FanDuel. Unfortunately, DraftKings has adjusted his price already and he’s only good for 7x value on that site, but his ownership will probably be low.

Willie Cauley-Stein – Center

Projected highest value: 7x

FanDuel Price: $3,700

DraftKings Price: $3,300

Willie Cauley-Stein is the epitome of “high risk high reward” as he’s logged only 18 minutes over the last two games. The Mavs have been rolling Kristaps Porziņģis out at the center position and playing him big minutes.

But with Kristaps questionable with a broken nose, Cauley-Stein should get the minutes and at least some of the usage. In the one game he played 25 minutes for the Mavs, he put up 7 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.

50/50 Plays

Seth Curry – Point Guard (FD ONLY), Shooting Guard (DK ONLY)

Projected value: 4x

FanDuel Price: $4,300

DraftKings Price: $4,400

Seth Curry is currently questionable with left knee tightness and has missed the last two games, but if he can give it a go, I’d keep him on your short list of value guard plays for both sites. He’s fairly cheap and will have plenty of scoring opportunity without the main superstar in Dallas.

numberFire projects Curry will score 17.7 points on FanDuel and 19.1 points on DraftKings.

Bradley Beal

Projected value: 4x

FanDuel Price: $10,300

DraftKings Price: $10,100

Bradley Beal is one of the top dogs on the 8-game slate, so if you aren’t rostering James Harden, you better go for Beal. On numberFire, he’s projected to score the 5th most points of all players on FanDuel, and the 6th most on DraftKings.

Maxi Kleber

Projected value: 7x

FanDuel Price: $3,700

DraftKings Price: $3,300

This play becomes stronger if Kristaps can’t give it a go, but even if he does Maxi Kleber is a solid value play. Kleber has logged over 30 minutes in 3 games in a row, and numberFire projects he’ll score 26 fantasy points on FanDuel and 25.2 on DraftKings.

If the 7’3″ can’t go, it’s even better for him up against Washington’s backup center and rookie power forward. Consider Kleber for your tourney plays in that case, but realize he’ll be a popular play.

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