Saturday’s NBA action consists of a nine-game main slate with tip-off times ranging from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Quite a few of the teams scheduled to play are dealing with injuries to important players, so you should be on the lookout for bargains on cheap players who’ll be asked to carry heavier workloads than usual. 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.
Juan Toscano-Anderson, Warriors, $4,200
Injuries have decimated golden State’s frontcourt, and Toscano-Anderson basically had to start at center against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. He logged a ridiculous 40 minutes but made the most of his time on the court by tallying 35.5 DKFP. He got a ton of exposure in a blowout win, and I expect him to get just as much in a closer rematch. He’s been priced up from $3,500 but is still well worth his price as a likely starter.
Derrick White, Spurs, $4,700
White was a dud in his second game back from injury but bounced back with his second 27-DKFP performance in three games on Wednesday. White played a season-high 25 minutes in a close win over the Memphis Grizzlies, and he could surpass that mark on Saturday with two days of rest under his belt.
P.J. Tucker, Rockets, $4,000
Christian Wood has been ruled out of Saturday’s game with a sprained ankle, so DeMarcus Cousins will need a lot of help holding down the frontcourt given the Rockets’ limited depth at center. Luckily for Houston, the San Antonio Spurs are extremely undersized and forfeit the third-most rebounds per game to the opposition. Tucker should easily eclipse the 30-minute mark and get plenty of opportunities to return significant value.