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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Friday, March 19th

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

Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey shoots a free throw against the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

There will be a massive 10-game main NBA slate on DraftKings Friday. March Madness is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean the pros are at a standstill. There’s a ton to sort through as this week’s fantasy action begins, so getting the best bang for your buck will be important.

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.

Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons, $5,000

Bey scored 28 points in a big win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and has been heavily featured since Blake Griffin’s buyout. The rookie logged 39 minutes in his last outing and has been able to show that he has more to offer than perimeter defending. Bey leads all rookies in threes made with 85 and is converting his shots at a 39.9% clip. The Houston Rockets have lost by double-digits in 11 straight games, and their defense has struggled, so look for Bey to follow his last performance up with another strong outing.

Royce O’Neale, Utah Jazz, $4,900

Toronto’s defense ranks 30th against small forwards on DraftKings, and the Jazz are one of the NBA’s elite offensive teams. Bey and the Chicago Bulls’ Patrick Williams eclipsed 20 points in the Raptors’ last two games. O’Neale doesn’t have the same upside but plays enough to fill the stat sheet. He’s scored more than 24 DKFP in six of his last 10 games.

Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks, $4,600

Brunson is in the middle of a rough patch but has a chance at a tune-up game against one of the NBA’s worst defensive backcourts. Brunson is usually the first player off the bench for Dallas, and the Mavericks will need his playmaking against a Portland Trailblazers team that’s bound to benefit from the return of CJ McCollum. Brunson hasn’t been this cheap in a while and tends to play more minutes in close games.