We only have five games on Saturday, with the first game tipping off at 3 p.m. ET when the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Phoenix Suns on NBATV. Then at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Brooklyn Nets will play the Golden State Warriors in a marquee primetime matchup on ABC. It is a good time to give you some value plays for your DFS contest.
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.
Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors, $4,900
Toscano-Anderson has brought a new energy to the Warriors’ frontcourt, which is missing Kevon Looney and rookie James Wiseman because of injury. Despite only averaging 6.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, the Oakland native is recording 18 fantasy points per game.
In Golden State’s last five games, Toscano-Anderson has 26.3 DKFP per game, which is borderline starting PF/SF production. The 27-year-old should be able to surpass the 20 fantasy point threshold again for the sixth-straight game against the Nets. Brooklyn has struggled to play defense recently and ranks 19th against SF/PFs (OPRK).
Derrick Rose, New York Knicks, $4,800
The former MVP has put together solid back-to-back double-digit fantasy performances in his return to the Knicks. On Friday night against the Wizards, Rose had 14 points (7-11 FG), 6 assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.
The veteran guard scored 33.8 DKFP. In Rose’s debut a few nights prior, he had 14 points and 3 assists (23.8 DKFP) against the Heat. On Saturday night, he’ll be going up against a Rockets team that ranks 14th against PG/SGs (OPRK) this season.
Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers, $4,300
Surprisingly, Doug McDermott is one the cheaper value plays at PF/SF for Saturday’s four-game evening slate. The veteran forward only scored nine points on Thursday against the Pistons, snapping his five-game streak of scoring 10 points or more. However, McDermott still managed to record 14.5 fantasy points in 30 minutes of action.
On Saturday night, he’ll be facing an Atlanta Hawks team that is ranked 24th against SF/PFs (OPRK) this season. In the Pacers’ last five contests, McDermott is averaging 13.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 22.6 fantasy points per game.