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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Tuesday, May 11th

We go over some top bargain options under $5K on DraftKings for Tuesday’s main slate.

Blake Griffin #2 of the Brooklyn Nets puts up a shot over JaMychal Green #0 of the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Ball Arena on May 08, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

We have 11 games on deck in the NBA Tuesday, with a double-header on TNT. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the Miami Heat will play the New York Knicks, while the New York Knicks will play the Los Angeles Lakers 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.

Blake Griffin, Nets, $4,900

We haven’t highlighted this player often in DFS since his arrival in Brooklyn, but at this point in the season, Blake Griffin is a good value play. The veteran forward has scored 10 points or more in four out of his last five games, which includes a 20-point outing against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

In the Nets’ last five games, Griffin is also averaging 26.4 fantasy points per game, which is higher than his season average of 24.4. Brooklyn is taking on a Chicago team that is fighting for their playoff lives and also ranks 16th against PF/Cs (OPRK). Here’s another caveat for this play — Griffin has started in the Nets’ last two games and played 27 minutes in both contest.

Seth Curry, Sixers, $4,500

Just like in sports betting, if you have a certain player that is a consistently scoring points in DFS, you want to keep on playing him until he falls off or price goes up. This is where we are currently at with Seth Curry. The younger Curry brother is still being undervalued at $4,500 on a Sixers team that needs both him and Danny Green. The 30-year-old guard has scored 10 points or more in four consecutive games and averaging 31.4 fantasy points per game.

The Sixers, who are on the cusp of clinching the No. 1 seed in the East, are taking on the Pacers tonight, who are ranked 19th against SGs (OPRK) this season. Curry is also shooting 61.5% from three-point range on 6.5 attempts per game in his last four games.

Austin Rivers, Nuggets, $4,200

The 28-year-old Rivers has been a much-needed spark plug for the Denver Nuggets, who have lost numerous players to injury over the last few weeks. The 6-foot-4 combo guard has scored 10 or more points in three consecutive games and averaging 31.6 fantasy points per game. With Aaron Gordon listed as questionable, Rivers could receive a lot of minutes on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets rank 11th against PG/SGs (OPRK) this season. It remains to be seen if Rivers will make his second-straight start for Denver. But regardless if he starts or not, the Nuggets hope that Rivers can continue to shoot well from behind the arc. In his last three games, the veteran guard is shooting a healthy 59.1% from three-point range on 7.3 attempts per game.