NBA Fantasy: Yahoo DFS for Oct. 25

The NBA season is in full swing with a 12-game slate on Wednesday night, following an exciting Opening Night. With a deep player pool, there’s no shortage of flexibility when it comes to building your Yahoo Fantasy lineups. We’ll help you identify the best combinations of upside and value for your DFS success.


LaMelo Ball, CHA vs. ATL ($44): Ball, a talented point guard who missed significant time last season due to injury, returns at full strength. His impressive preseason stats, including 15.3 points, 4.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steal, bode well. Ball’s matchup against Trae Young and the Hawks, where he previously scored 37.9 and 55.7 Yahoo points, makes him a strong choice.

Tyler Herro, MIA vs. DET ($24): Herro is a crucial part of the Eastern Conference champion’s success. He averaged over 20 points last season, posting career highs in rebounds and assists. With impressive Yahoo points against the Pistons in the past and Detroit’s defensive weaknesses against two-guards, Herro is a valuable pick.

ALSO CONSIDER: Paul George, LAC vs. POR ($47)

Guard to Avoid

Spencer Dinwiddie, BKN vs. CLE ($29): Dinwiddie’s matchup, salary, and potential reduction in ballhandling duties due to Ben Simmons’ presence make him a wait-and-see candidate. The Cavs had a strong defense against backcourt players last season, limiting his appeal.


Kawhi Leonard, LAC vs. POR ($41): Leonard, returning from injury, appears in excellent form. He’s likely to play as a power forward, facing the Blazers, who struggled against the position last season. Leonard’s previous success against Portland makes him an attractive pick.

Kyle Kuzma, WAS at IND ($28): Kuzma, with a career-best season last year, is set for a larger role. He faces the Pacers, who had defensive issues against power forwards, making Kuzma a promising start to the season.

ALSO CONSIDER: Victor Wembanyama, SA vs. DAL ($29)

Forward to Avoid

Kyle Anderson, MIN at TOR ($23): Anderson’s elevated salary for a bench role and uncertainty about playing time in the new season make him a risky choice. He also faces a strong defensive Raptors team against second-unit players.


Myles Turner, IND vs. WAS ($28): Turner, known for his shot-blocking, faces the Wizards, who allowed many blocks to centers last season. He also offers scoring and rebounding, making him a valuable choice.

Jonas Valanciunas, NOP at MEM ($25): Valanciunas is a reliable center facing an undermanned Grizzlies frontcourt. Despite the return of Zion Williamson, he should benefit from a favorable matchup.

ALSO CONSIDER: Bam Adebayo, MIA vs. DET ($27)

Center to Avoid

James Wiseman, DET at MIA ($19): Wiseman’s preseason performances were underwhelming, and he’ll be coming off the bench. Facing a tough Heat team for centers, it’s safer to consider other lower-salaried centers with better matchups and projected minutes.


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