Thursday’s main NBA slate was on the small side, but there will be tons of action on Friday. There will be an 11-game main slate on DraftKings, with games beginning between 7 and 10:30 p.m. ET. It can be hard to find quality players for cheap in NBA DFS, but we’ve identified a few options that stand out.
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.
Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat, $4,900
Nunn is still less than $5K despite having scored at least 22 points in back-to-back games while logging at least 34 minutes. Eric Spoelstra is comfortable starting him over Tyler Herro. Jimmy Butler is questionable because of an illness, and Goran Dragic is out with a back injury. There’s a clear path for Nunn to leave his mark as a score-first point guard. He;s scored more than 32 DKFP in each of his last two outings.
Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks, $4,500
Luka Doncic is doubtful to play on Friday because of lower back soreness, so Brunson will be major chalk. He’s one of the Mavericks’ two legitimate playmakers and notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards against the Minnesota Timberwolves’ abysmal defense on Wednesday. The Indiana Pacers are much more well equipped to slow him down, but it’ll be extremely hard to fade the chalk here.
Nico Mannion, Golden State, $3,900
The Warriors got torched by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Curry is out against because of a tailbone injury, while Green is questionable because of an illness. The Dubs’ backcourt will get a chance to face off against an Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks 29th on DraftKings against point guards. Mannion is the acting backup point guard now that Brad Wanamaker has been dealt the Charlotte Hornets. He scored a career-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Kings and could have similar upside against the Hawks.