We have nine games on Friday night, with a double-header featured on ESPN. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the Toronto Raptors will take on the Brooklyn Nets followed by the Boston Celtics facing the Los Angeles Clippers. 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.
Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers, $4900
The young center is coming off of solid performance on Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Zubac posted his fourth double-double of the season consisting of 10 points and 16 rebounds for a season-high 42.5 fantasy points. Surprisingly, it was the first time that the center scored at least 10 points since Jan. 26 against the Atlanta Hawks. This season, Zubac is averaging 7.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 19.5 fantasy points per game. On Friday night, he’ll be facing the Boston Celtics, who currently rank 21st against Cs (OPRK).
Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers, $4500
There are not a lot of great value plays at the forward position under $5K, despite there only being nine games going in the Association. We are going to look at McDermott, who we have highlighted before as a value play in DFS. This season, McBuckets is averaging 12.7 points and 20.6 fantasy points per game.
In Indiana’s last five games, McBuckets has scored 10 or more points four times. The only game he didn’t accomplish this feat was against the Sixers, where McDermott managed to score 17.8 fantasy points. He’s also averaged 22.2 fantasy points over that same amount of time.
Dwayne Bacon, Orlando Magic, $4000
Bacon is not only a deeper sleeper in regular fantasy basketball, but also a sleeper value play in DFS on Friday night. The former Florida State standout has been a pleasant surprise for an Orlando team, which has had its fair share of injuries this season. The 25-year-old was starting to begin the season, but has come off the bench in the last eight games.
This season, Bacon is averaging a career-high 9.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game. He is also averaging a solid 16.6 fantasy points per game. In the Magic’s last five games, the 6-foot-6 guard has scored in double figures four times and averaged 22.6 fantasy points per game.