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Top NBA DFS value plays on DraftKings for Jan. 18

We break down what players might be diamonds in the rough in Saturday’s 11-game NBA slate.

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya drives the ball against Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker in the second quarter at TD Garden. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s NBA lineup will be made up of an 11-game slate. There are bound to be role players who get off to a hot start this weekend, which could make or break your DFS lineup’s success. Let’s take a look at some of the best value options you’ll be able to find on Draftkings for Saturday night.

Sekou Doumbouya, SF/PF, DET vs. ATL ($5,000)

This Pistons rookie has played well since being thrust into the starting lineup after a slew of injuries. He has started in eight games straight and totaled at least 31 DKFP in each of his last two contests. The prolonged absence of Blake Griffin and Doumbouya’s quality play could allow him to keep Markieff Morris out of a starting job for the foreseeable future. If Andre Drummond is dealt before the trade deadline, Doumbouya’s value could continue trending upward.

Mitchell Robinson, C, PHI vs. NY ($4,700)

Although Taj Gibson is New York’s starting center, Robinson is regularly logging more minutes right now. The Philadelphia 76ers are without Joel Embiid, so Robinson should have a chance to take advantage of the opposition’s lack of post depth. Al Horford can only do so much, and Mitchell should get a chance to get some east buckets, blocks and rebounds against the 76ers’ reserve bigs.

Eric Gordon, SG/SF, HOU vs. LAL ($4,700)

Gordon is finding his stride in mid-January. The swingman has scored at least 17 points in each of his last four contests. That’s up from his season average of 13.7 points per game. Austin Rivers will mis Saturday’s contest with a thumb sprain, which should open things up for Gordon as a bench scorer.