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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Sunday, February 28th

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

Malik Monk of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during the game against the Phoenix Suns on February 24, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.  Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

Get ready for a ton of NBA action. Sunday's main slate on DraftKings will feature eight games. The matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors has been canceled because of COVID-19 tracing, but there are still plenty of other teams to choose from.

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.

Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets, $5,300

Monk is my exception of the day. The Kentucky product has found his way back into the rotation thanks to Devonte’ Graham’s injury problems. He’s scored at least 20 points in three straight games and is up against the Sacramento Kings, who have the worst defensive rating in the NBA. Monk is averaging a career-high 9.5 shot attempts per game on 46% shooting. He’s also converting a ridiculous 47% of his three-pointers on 5.4 attempts per contest.

Dennis Smith Jr., Detroit Pistons, $4,900

Smith appears to have found his footing in Detroit. The former New York Knicks has gone over 40 DKFP in back-to-back games and will likely log his fifth consecutive start on Sunday. While he is splitting time with Saben Lee, the Knicks have been extremely week against point guards in recent weeks. The Knicks have forked up double-doubles to T.J. McConnell and De’Aaron Fox in their last two games. DSJ has scored at least 11 points in three straight games and has noticed new career highs in minutes in each of his last two outings.

Robert Williams, Boston Celtics, $4,700

Wiliams has scored more than 30 DKFP in five of his last seven games and erupted for 42.75 against the Indiana Pacers in his latest outing. The Celtics’ backup center has been able to make the most out of limited playing time and could benefit from playing against one of the worst frontcourt rotations in the NBA. The Washington Wizards’ defense ranks 28th against centers on DraftKings. If Williams gets at least 20 minutes, he’s likely to return a ton of value.