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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Saturday, April 17th

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

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter at the United Center.  Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings will only consist of five games, and the action will kick off with two games at 8:00 p.m. ET. There aren’t as many options to choose from as usual, so finding an edge with affordable plays could be difficult.

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.

Coby White, Chicago Bulls, $5,200

White is Wednesday’s exception to the usual salary restrictions, and he’s in a position to build on the 27 points he scored in his last game. White started for Zach LaVine ($9,000) on Friday and scored 45.25 DKFP against the Memphis Grizzlies. LaVine and Tomas Satoransky (back) could miss a second straight game, so White could again be the Bulls’ second-best scoring option against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tristan Thompson, Boston Celtics, $4,500

Thompson is primed to start again, as Robert Williams ($5,800) has been ruled out with a knee injury. Thompson did a little bit of everything in the Celtics’ win against the Los Angeles Lakers and racked up 30 DKFP in just 25 minutes. Kevon Looney ($3,900) is the Golden State Warriors’ only legitimate center with James Wiseman injured. Few players under $5K should have a higher floor than Thompson. He’s one of the Celtics’ better rebounders, and only the Houston Rockets give up more rebounds per game to opposing teams than the Dubs.

Xavier Tillman, Memphis Grizzlies, $3,100

Tillman has been chalk a few times this season, and he could return to the spotlight for the Memphis Grizzlies’ Saturday matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon Clarke (hip) and Justise Winslow (quad) have been ruled out, so Tillman could be the primary backup at power forward and center. Killian Tillie ($3,100) could provide some competition for Tillman, but the Gonzaga product has only played in 11 games and has little impact on games if he doesn’t have a hot shooting night.