NBA DFS Value Vault: April 8
Published: Apr 08, 2021
Malachi Flynn, PG TOR ($4,700)
Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry remain out and Flynn benefits from that. He has played at least 31 minutes in three straight games and has at least 33 DK points in each game despite not starting. He's averaging 32.5 minutes in those games. He has eight steals and four blocks in the three games.
Killian Hayes, PG DET ($3,200)
Hayes returned on Saturday and played 19 minutes and had 10.25 DK points against the Knicks. Hayes played 25 minutes and had nine points, seven assists, three rebounds, four steals, and two blocks for 34.25 DK points on Monday against the Thunder. He sat on the back-to-back Tuesday and should see a good amount of usage with Jerami Grant out against a Kings team that ranks last in defensive efficiency.
Bobby Portis , PF/C MIL ($5,300)
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as doubtful. He sat on Tuesday and Portis benefited against the Warriors. Portis played 28 minutes and had 13 points, 13 rebounds and one steal for 33.75 DK points. Portis averages 1.13 DK points per minute with Antetokounmpo off the floor.
Isaiah Hartenstein , PF CLE ($4,000)
Jarrett Allen and Larry Nance Jr. are still out. Hartenstein has played at least 20 minutes in three of the last four games, including 26 and 27 in two. He has at least 27.9 FD points in three of them. Hartenstein had 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and one block for 37.9 FD points in 27 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.
Isaiah Stewart, PF DET ($3,700)
Jerami Grant is out and that opens up a lot of usage. Stewart could see more playing time and while he's not a big scorer, he helps in other categories and gets a great matchup against the Kings, who rank last in defensive efficiency. He had 21.6 FD points in 27 minutes in the last game against Denver and 33.2 FD points in the prior game against the Thunder in only 21 minutes. In the last four games, Stewart is averaging 7.3 points, seven rebounds and 1.5 blocks. Mason Plumlee is listed as questionable and if he's out, Stewart could start.
Enes Kanter , C POR ($5,800)
Kanter has performed extremely well filling in for Jusuf Nurkic , who is listed as questionable. Only play Kanter if Nurkic is out. In the last six games Kanter has played at least 29 minutes, he has had 38.1, 53.8, 42.7, 43, 42.4 and 36.5 FD points. In 33 games as a starter, Kanter is averaging 13.1 points, 12.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists.