After a solid four-game NBA schedule on Thursday, we have 10 games on Friday night, with the first beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET between the Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets. That being said, it is a great 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 under $5K that can give you a quick 10 points off the bench, grab some rebounds, 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.
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves, $4800
The first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has begun to hit his stride in the last three games for the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards is averaging 28.8 fantasy points and 19.3 points per game over that span of time. This was a pleasant surprise and honestly what Minnesota needed as they have been without D’Angelo Russell because of injury.
Minnesota will hope to get Russell back for Friday’s night tilt against the Sixers. But if he cannot play, then we should expect Edwards to play a significant role against to help Malik Beasley and Naz Reid in the scoring department. This season, the Sixers rank 19th against SG/SFs (OPRK) and have struggled on the road.
Taurean Prince, Cleveland Cavaliers, $4700
Usually, for the last spot, I would chose Dwight Howard but we do not know if Joel Embiid will play on Friday night against Minnesota. Therefore, another player who would be a good value play is Taurean Prince.
Ever since Prince and Jarrett Allen were traded a couple weeks ago to the Cavaliers in a blockbuster, multi-team trade for James Harden, he has flourished off the bench for Cleveland.
In his first five games with the Cavs, Prince is averaging 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. He is also shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range on 4.4 attempts per game. Also, over that same amount of time, he’s averaging 28.9 fantasy points per game.
Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets, $4200
Miles Bridges was a value play I recommend for Wednesday night’s game and it paid off. If you played him in your contests, Bridges produced a solid 18.8 fantasy points (11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block) making it his third-consecutive game scoring double-digit fantasy points. It was also his third-straight game scoring 10 or more points for a Hornets team that only lost by 10 points to the Packers.
The former Michigan State Spartan will try to replicate Wednesday’s outing tonight as these two teams face off again. This season, when Bridges has played the same team back-to-back he’s performed well.