With only four games in a stunted slate tonight, it narrows down the number of expensive players you’ll have to decide between, but there are still plenty of other options to round out your lineups that could give some trouble depending on where you’re looking. With plenty of injuries all throughout tonight’s contests, that could steer you toward some more affordable players naturally. Of course, there are plenty of expensive stars to throw in, but that will only get you so far.
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.
Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento Kings, $3,400
Even though the Kings are likely to get destroyed by the Suns, that doesn’t mean they can’t have solid performances from individual players. With Richaun Holmes (hamstring) out for at least a few more games, the floor is wide open for guys like Whiteside to get their shot. He didn’t start, but went for 23 minutes on Wednesday against the Wizards and scored 12 points and nine rebounds, good for 36.25 DKFP. He easily outperformed Damian Jones, who got the start, so as long he still gets a good amount of minutes while Holmes is gone, Whiteside will be a no-brainer as a solid value play in any lineup.
Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns, $3,400
A value play on the other side of the coin from Whiteside, Johnson has been a key player off the bench for the Suns, scoring 19 DKFP or higher in six of his last seven games. He went for 25.75 DKFP the other night against the Heat while racking up 15 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. He’s been extremely consistent for one of the best teams in the league, and should be another easy value pick going forward while his price tag stays rather low.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, $3,700
With his younger brother Giannis missing six games straight, it’s created an opportunity for Thanasis to see more playing time as he’s seen 18 minutes or more in each of his last five games. Thanasis has been hovering around 20 DKFP for most of those games and hasn’t been much of a scoring machine save for his two double-digit scores, but he’s been cleaning up on the rebounds, collecting anywhere from four to six in each game since Giannis has been sidelined. At such a low price tag of $3,700, he’s an easy choice as a value play when he’ll be all but guaranteed to add somewhere around 20 DKFP regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game.