We have three games on the NBA schedule for Thursday, with the first game beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. Therefore, it is a perfect time to give you some value plays for your DFS contest. Unlike NFL DFS, where one pick can make or break your lineup or it’s tough to find quality low-tier value.
In NBA DFS, you can find quality value plays that can give you a quick 10 points off the bench, knock down some three-pointers, or stuff the stat sheet. It does not matter if you are playing a 50/50 or Double Up contest, we are going to provide you with three players that you need to put in your lineup.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Utah Jazz, $5,000
Bogdanovic has been absolutely on fire for the Jazz during their six-game winning streak. The veteran forward is averaging 15.3 points per game and shooting 44.2 percent from three-point range on 7.2 attempts per game. He’s also scored in double figures in five out of the Jazz’s last six games.
Also, during this winning streak, Bogdanovic is averaging 25 fantasy points, which is higher than his season average at 21.8 fantasy points per game. Against the Pelicans a couple of nights ago, Bogdanovic scored 26.3 fantasy points at a $5300 salary.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, New Orleans Pelicans, $4,900
If you are looking for a cheap, value play under $5K, then you need to consider New Orleans Pelicans second-year guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker. Since his 37-point and eight-rebound explosion on Jan. 13 against the Clippers (52.5 fantasy points), Alexander-Walker has received a consistent playing time for head coach Stan Van Gundy.
In the Pels’ last three games, NAW is averaging 22.8 fantasy points per game, which higher than his season average of 19.9. On Tuesday night against the Jazz, the combo guard stuffed the stat-sheet with nine points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 31 minutes. For his efforts, Alexander-Walker produced 23.8 fantasy points at a $5400 value and will be going against the Jazz once again on Thursday night.
James Wiseman, Golden State Warriors, $4,500
The rookie center has been a quality option not only in DFS, but also in regular fantasy hoops this season. Wiseman is averaging 11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 23 fantasy points per game. The young center dominated the Spurs’ frontcourt on Wednesday night for 33.5 fantasy points (20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) at $4600 salary. It was the third game out of the last four that he posted double-digit fantasy points. On Thursday night, he’ll be facing a better frontcourt in the Knicks, which is led by Julius Randle at forward. But the Knicks are ranked 25th against opposing centers (OPRK) this season.