We’ve entered a new week of NBA basketball, and Monday’s action will feature an eight-game main slate on DraftKings. Tip-off times will range from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options in a large classic slate, and finding quality plays for cheap can be key to taking down GPPs.
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.
Devonte’ Graham, Charlotte Hornets, $4,800
Graham’s price plummeted while he missed seven games with a knee injury, but he’s working his way back into the rotation as a bench player. The third-year guard missed out on his team’s last shootout with Sacramento but has tallied 48.5 DKFP since the Hornets returned from the All-Star break.
Ivica Zubac, Los Angeles Clippers, $4,600
Serge Ibaka only played a half of basketball against the New Orleans Pelicans over the weekend because of back tightness, and his status for Monday is up in the air. The Clippers have minimal center depth and will likely have to lean on Zubac at center. Zubac has played at least 20 minutes five times in his last 10 games and managed to score 27.4 DKFP per contest.
Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons, $4,100
The removal of Blake Griffin has unlocked Stewart's game. The rookie big ban has flourished since Griffin made his last appearance for the Pistons and has tallied more than 20 DKFP in six of his last seven games. Stewart is averaging more than 8 rebounds per game over his last seven outings, and only two teams give up more rebounds to opposing teams than the San Antonio Spurs.