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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Sunday, January 31

We go over some top bargain options under $5K on DraftKings for Sunday’s main slate.

Jeff Green of the Brooklyn Nets looks on after a game against the Miami Heat on January 25, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

NBA action will be underway early on Sunday, but the four-game main slate on DraftKings is set to begin with three games tipping off at 7:00 p.m. ET and a final game starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. A small slate like this means variance could be hard to find, so identifying quality value plays are key to taking down big tournaments.

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.

Jeremy Lamb, Pacers, $5,200

Lamb is just over $5K, but I like him enough to make an exception. The Pacers wing has had his workload slowly increased since returning from the ACL tear he suffered last season and could get a surge in minutes if Doug McDermott (back) is ruled out after leaving his last outing early. We’ve already seen him eclipse 34 DKFP twice in the six games he’s played this season, and moving into the starting lineup could raise his upside.

Jeff Green, Nets, $4,900

Green has been asked to play big minutes since James Harden joined Brooklyn. He’s averaged more than 32 minutes per game since the star shooting guard made his Nets debut and has eclipsed his DKFP season average in seven straight games. Harden has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards, so I expect an uptick in opportunities for the swingman against the team that’s giving up the most points in the NBA per game.

Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers, $3,900

This Cavs rookie swingman ranks 10th in the NBA in minutes per game (35.8) and has been in the optimal lineup for several GPP contests this year, thanks to his high exposure level. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been solid defending the small forward position but are young and frequently turn the ball. That gives Okoro a chance to make up for a potential poor shooting night with blocks and steals. It doesn’t take much for Okoro to return significant value at this price point.