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

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

 R.J. Hampton of the Orlando Magic shoots the ball against the Detroit Pistons during the fourth quarter of the NBA game at Little Caesars Arena on May 03, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Wednesday’s main NBA slate will consist of nine games. it will begin with a matchup between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic at 7:00 p.m. ET and end with a pair of matchups at 9:00 p.m. ET. There are plenty of valuable, cheap plays worth considering ahead of the action.

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.

RJ Hampton, Orlando Magic, $4,500

Cole Anthony ($7,000) has earned the starting point guard job in Orlando, but Hampton has been just as impactful off the bench in the Magic’s last two games. The rookie guard has exceeded 40 DKFP in his last two games while tallying at least 16 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. His price has risen significantly since he recorded a double-double on Monday, but he could still be well worth paying for. The Boston Celtics will be missing a key wing defender in Jaylen Brown (ankle).

Austin Rivers, Denver Nuggets, $3,400

Misfortune has continued to strike the Nuggets backcourt. PJ Dozier suffered a hip injury, so a guard will have to step up and play alongside Facundo Campazzo ($4,600) against the New York Knicks. Denver isn’t willing to play Shaquille Harrison ($3,000) and Markus Howard ($3,000) for an extended period of time, so Rivers will likely exceed 30 minutes for the second game in a row. He tallied 17.25 DKFP in 33. minutes on Monday and has a chance to get revenge on the Knicks team that traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the deadline.

Aaron Nesmith, Boston Celtics, $3,200

Nesmith has scored at least 15 points in three straight games and has a good chance to move into the Celtics starting lineup with Brown sidelined. Nesmith has played at least 30 minutes twice in his last three games and has shot 66% from three on 12 attempts during that span. Orlando is low on wings because of a slew of injuries, so Nesmith could continue his hot shooting streak.