Sunday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will be minuscule. Only three games are on tap, and tip-off times are set for 7, 9, and 10 p.m. ET. There will be many duplicates in such a small slate, so getting creative will be harder than usual when constructing lineups.
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.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Atlanta Hawks, $4,900
Bogdanovic has been promoted to the starting lineup, and Kevin Huerter ($4,600) will come off the bench for the foreseeable future. Kris Dunn and De’Andre Hunter's return is imminent, but both wings have a clear path to 25 or more minutes. Bogdanovic is trending in the right direction and scored 21.75 DKFP in 21 minutes in his first start since January.
Gary Trent Jr., Toronto Raptors, $4,800
The Raptors view Trent as a critical piece for the future, and he played 31 minutes in his debut with their team on Friday. While he didn’t put up big numbers in his first game with Toronto and scored just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting to tally 10 DKFP, the revenge narrative is alive and kicking ahead of this matchup. The Trail Blazers have one of the worst defenses in the NBA, and Trent should be motivated to light up the team that passed up, keeping him long term.
Anfernee Simons, Portland Trail Blazers, $4,100
The Trail Blazers sent two guards to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Norman Powell ahead of the NBA trade deadline, so Portland’s backcourt rotation has shortened up. Simons logged 20 minutes in back-to-back games for the first time since February in his last two outings, and he’ll likely be the first player to enter the game moving forward when Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum get subbed out. He’s reached double-digits in points in 11 of the 14 games he’s played at least 20 minutes in.