A seven-game main slate will kick off this week’s NBA action, so fantasy players could have a hard time sorting through the mess to find quality options for cheap. Two of our three under-the-radar plays from Sunday hit 8X value, and we’ll try to help you find an edge again.
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.
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves, $5,000
McDaniels has been let loose and has played at least 33 minutes in four of his last five games while returning 9x value once and 6x value twice. The Sacramento Kings have one of the NBA’s worst defenses and don’t even have a legitimate power forward available. Minnesota will need scoring while Malik Beasley (hamstring) and Ricky Rubio (back) are out, and McDaniels has scored at least 13 points in five of his last six appearances.
Boban Marjanovic, Dallas Mavericks, $3,800
Boban has returned 10x value in his last two starts. Willie Cauley-Stein has been ruled out and Kristaps Porzingis is questionable with a knee injury. Marjanovic is typically a lock for a double-double if he plays more than 20 minutes, and even Rudy Gobert can’t keep his massive frame off the boards. If Porzingis is ruled out, expect Marjanovic to be one of the best value plays available.
Tony Bradley, Oklahoma City Thunder, $3,400
Moses Brown ($7,000) is the OKC big that’s getting all the attention, but he’s split minutes down the middle with Bradley in April. In fact, Bradley has only scored five fewer fantasy points than Brown this month. There probably won’t be a blowout between the Thunder and the lowly Detroit Pistons, but both OKC’s best centers will get plenty of run with Al Horford out for the year.