We have nine games on tap for Friday night, with a double-header on NBA TV. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the Memphis Grizzlies will take on the New York Knicks followed by the Washington Wizards playing the Golden State Warriors at 10 p.m. ET.
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.
James Wiseman, Golden State Warriors, $4,800
The rookie center notched his third double-double of the season against the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week. Wiseman had 13 points (6-13 FG) and 10 rebounds for 32 fantasy points. However, it was only the third time in six games that Wiseman had 10 points or more in a game.
This season, Wiseman is only averaging 21.8 fantasy points per game, but 19.8 fantasy points in the Warriors’ last five games. He should be able to have a nice bounce-back game on Friday night against the Wizards. The Wiz allowed Mo Bamba to score 37 points (19 points, 8 rebounds) on Wednesday. Washington ranks 29th against centers this season (OPRK).
Patrick Williams, Chicago Bulls, $4,600
The fourth-overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft has been a solid player for the Bulls at both forward spots this season. The rookie is averaging 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 20.6 fantasy points per game. In the Bulls’ last five games, Williams is averaging 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game. Out of those five games, he has scored at least 10 or more points four times.
When it comes to DFS, the former Florida State standout is averaging 22.4 fantasy points in Chicago’s last five games, which is solid value at his price point. The last time Chicago played Atlanta, which was the season opener, Williams had 16 points and four rebounds.
Shake Milton, Philadelphia 76ers, $4,200
With George Hill still working his way back from a thumb injury, Milton is still the team’s backup point guard and 6th man off the bench. Milton failed to score at least 10 points or morefor the first time since March 16 on Tuesday night. Against the Celtics, he only had six points, three rebounds for 8.8 fantasy points. In the Sixers’ previous five games, Milton averaged 25.4 fantasy points per game, which surpassed his season average of 22.7 FPPG.
Milton should be able to bounce back in a favorable matchup against New Orleans Pelicans, who rank 26th against PG/SGs in OPRK. Also, not to mention, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kira Lewis Jr. are all listed as questionable for Friday night’s game. Therefore, the Pels are left with Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas in the back court.