Monday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will be a massive one. Eleven games are set to take place between 7:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 ET. It can be difficult to pick out quality cheap plays with so many options available, but there are plenty out there.
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.
Terance Mann, Los Angeles Clippers, $4,800
Mann has been up and down for some time but will have a chance to take advantage of the Clippers’ wing shortage on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans’ porous defense. Mann has played at least 34 minutes in two straight games thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s foot injury, and Luke Kennard will rest on Monday. Rajon Rondo (wrist) is questionable, so Mann could be one of four playable guards that the Clippers can deploy. Mann is arguably Los Angeles’ only player — save Paul George — who can handle the ball and defend versatile wings. Few players priced at $5K or less will get more exposure than Mann.
Daniel Gafford, Washington Wizards, $3,800
Gafford returned nearly 10x value in 27 minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and has a path to more minutes on Monday. He logged more minutes than Alex Len ($3,400) and Robin Lopez ($3,300) despite coming off the bench. He could headline the center rotation against the San Antonio Spurs if Lopez (ankle) is ruled out. Gafford is an energetic, hustle player who is capable of dominating on the glass against smaller frontcourts. The Spurs give up the third-most rebounds per game to opposing teams.
Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers, $3,800
Osman got the start for Collin Sexton (concussion) on Sunday and did not disappoint in his return to the rotation. Osman scored more than 31 DKFP for the second time in three games and rattled home 19 points in 37 minutes. Cleveland needs scoring when Sexton can’t go, and Osman can provide that on hot shooting nights at an affordable price.