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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Monday, March 22nd

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

Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte’ Graham brings the ball up court against the Sacramento Kings during the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 122-116. Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

A new week of NBA basketball is here and Mondays’ action will feature an eight-game main slate on DraftKings. Injuries should make a couple of players very desirable in the classic slate, and we’ve identified a few cheap options worth keeping an eye on.

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

I can’t help but come back to Graham following the news that LaMel Ball will miss the rest of the year with a wrist injury. The Kansas product is bound to move back into the starting lineup and will see his fantasy production increase significantly. He’s Charlotte’s best playmaker with Ball out of commission, and his shooting opportunities are bound to rise against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks 25th against point guards on DraftKings.

Daniel Theis, Boston Celtics, $4,800

Theis is on a roll and has notched more than 30 DKFP in five of his last 10 games. The Celtics’ frontcourt rotation will be limited with Tristian Thompson (Covid-19 protocols) sidelined. The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t particularly big power forward with Kyle Anderson Justise Winslow at the top of the rotation. Draymond Green and Juan Toscano -Anderson dominated the Grizz in their two-game tilt against the Warriors, and Theis could be up next.

Malik Monk, Charlotte Hornets, $4,000

Monk has fallen back out of the rotation since Graham returned. Still, Terry Rozier’s status for Monday’s game is questionable because of a hip injury he suffered against the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend. He’s scored at least 16 points in six of his last 10 games despite playing behind Ball, Rozier, and Graham. If there was ever a time for a Monk ceiling game, it’s now. San Antonio’s defense ranks 28th against shooting guards on defense.