We’ve got a three-game main slate on DraftKings set for Saturday night. With fewer games, there are fewer players to choose from, which means hitting on values will be key. There also aren’t as many players in the mid-range, so stars and scrubs is probably the way to go in lineup construction tonight. Here are some value plays $5K or under to save you some salary.
T.J. Warren, IND at PHI, $4,800 — Warren has been starting for the Indiana Pacers and for some reason his price is way down for this game. Sure, the Philadelphia 76ers are a tough matchup, but still, Warren is averaging 33.3 minutes and 25.9 DKFP per game this season entering Friday. He also enters Friday with at least 29.5 DKFP while shooting 21-of-31 from the field the past two games.
T.J. McConnell, IND at PHI, $4,400 — Another T.J. on the Pacers, McConnell is in a revenge spot against his former team the 76ers. He’s been very productive in fantasy despite playing just under 17.6 minutes per game this season. McConnell has at least 21 DKFP in six of his past seven games, so his floor is safe, making him a solid core salary-saver.
Wes Matthews, MIL vs. CHA, $4,300 — Matthews, like Warren, is another player priced down despite being a starter who sees a decent amount of minutes. Matthews is shooting 50% from long range over the past six games, and the Charlotte Hornets can’t defend the three-point line well.
Tyson Chandler, HOU vs. ATL, $3,500 — The Houston Rockets may be without both Clint Capela and Danuel House in the front court. Coach Mike D’Antoni already confirmed Friday that Chandler will start if Capela is out. If that’s the case, he’d likely be in line for at least 15-20 minutes. Chandler wouldn’t really need to score much to return value, he just needs to get close to 8-10 rebounds.