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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Wednesday, February 17th

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

Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard shoots the ball during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

There are 10 games on tap for the NBA’s main slate on DraftKings this Wednesday, and tip-offs range from 7:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET. There are many injuries to starters that need to be monitored, so quite a few players who are usually bench contributors could take on larger workloads.

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.

David Nwaba, Rockets, $4,300

Nwaba tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds in a team-high 41 minutes on Monday, and Houston will be missing a pair of key wing players again. Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon are listed as doubtful, so Nwaba should continue to get plenty of exposure. P.J. Tucker is also questionable to play because of a quad injury, so I expect Nwaba’s aggressive pursuit of rebounds could make him valuable for a Rockets team that’ could be very undersized in the frontcourt.

Payton Pritchard, Celtics, $4,200

Kemba Walker won’t play in the second game of a back-to-back, so plenty of point guard minutes are up for grabs. The Atlanta Hawks are understaffed, and their defense ranks 30th against opposing point guards. Jeff Teague ($3,600) didn’t even play on Wednesday, so it’s safe to say that the rookie out of Oregon will be handed the keys to the offense. His efficient shooting should be a problem for Trae Young and the Hawks’ reserve guards.

Facundo Campazzo, Nuggets, $3,500 Salary

Campazzo erupted for 37.25 DKFP in his first-ever NBA start, and I’m comfortable going right back to him on Wednesday if Monte Morris (shoulder) can’t play again. Only the Hawks’ defense is worse than the Washington Wizards on DraftKings. Only the Sacramento Kings fork up more points per game than Washington and Campazzo could get plenty of chances to contribute after playing 40 minutes in his last outing.