Monday’s NBA action featured a hefty nine-game main slate on DraftKings. There won’t be as much to keep track of with Tuesday’s six-game slate, though. Finding diamonds in the rough could be challenging in smaller slates, but we’ve identified a few players who could be just that.
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.
Jalen McDaniels, Charlotte Hornets, $4,300
McDaniels tallied 38 or more DKFP in two straight games before PJ Washington ($5,700) sprained his ankle against the Hawks on Monday, and now he’s in line for a boatload of minutes with the Hornets’ starting center out. While the Los Angeles Lakers have been exceptional on defense without Anthony Davis, Charlotte’s lack of depth gives him a shot at 8x value or better if he’s only competing with Cody Zeller ($4,800) and Bismack Biyombo ($3,000). McDaniels has showcased the ability to score on all three levels, make plays, and contribute blocks and steals on defense.
Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat, $4,400
While Tyler Herro ($5,500) and Goran Dragic 9$4,600) are viable options to replace Victor Oladipo ($6,700) in the starting lineup while he’s out with a knee injury, the Heat prefer to roll with Nunn. The backup guard tallied 28.75 DKFP in 32 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday and will likely get a similar workload against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Paying up for a point guard against one of the best defensive backcourts in the NBA might not be appealing on paper, but Nunn is cheap enough to make taking the gamble worth your while.
Solomon Hill, Atlanta Hawks, $4,000
Solomon Hill season is upon us! John Collins ($6,300) has been ruled out of Tuesday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors, and Danilo Gallinari ($5,400) is doubtful because of a foot injury. Hill will get the bulk of the Hawks’ power forward minutes with those two out and has scored more than 23 DKFP in three of his last four games. He racked up 26.75 DKFP in 38 minutes against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, and the Toronto Raptors rank 27th on defense against power forwards. Hill might not be exceptional at any one thing, but he impacts games when he’s on the court and will likely return at least 6x value.