Tuesday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings was a small, four-game slate, but Wednesday’s will be much denser. Wednesday’s main slate will include 10 games and tip-off times range from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’ll be difficult to sort through all the players in this slate, so we’ll try to give you an edge.
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.
Markieff Morris, Los Angeles Lakers, $5,000
The battered Lakers are set to host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday without both their superstars and have struggled as of late. Someone has to make up for the fantasy production Los Angeles lost with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Morris has answered the call. Morris has scored at least 24 DKFP in three of the five games he’s played since James went down with an ankle sprain against the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 31.75 DKFP in 32 minutes against the Orlando Magic his last time out and will likely be heavily featured for as long as the game is with reach for the home team.
Chris Boucher, Toronto Raptors, $5,000
Boucher isn’t the fantasy player he was a few months ago but has a chance at a tune-up game against an Oklahoma City Thunder team that’s missing basically everyone. Al Horford has been benched for the year, and Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala have been ruled out with injuries. The Thunder rank dead last against centers on DraftKings. This is a matchup made in heaven for Boucher, and he should have a day with the enough minutes.
Gorgui Dieng, San Antonio Spurs, $3,700
Gauging the upside of players who have just signed with new teams can be difficult. It’s even harder when the player involved is a role-player. While Dieng likely will come off the bench in the Spurs’ matchup against the Sacramento Kings, his matchup is extremely desirable. The Kings ranks 28th on defense and won’t have some key bigs available. Backup center Hassan Whiteside is out with a are knee and Marvin Badgley has been sidelined by a hand injury for weeks. Dieng averages more than a DKFP per minute has the skills to be far for serviceable than Drew Eubanks, who has averaged more than 13 minutes per game since LaMarcus Aldridge last played for San Antonio. Dieng could return solid value in his Spurs debut against a historically bad defense.