We have 10 games on tap for Wednesday night, with a double-header on ESPN. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Washington Wizards followed by the Los Angeles Clippers will play the Phoenix Suns 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.
Chuma Okeke, Orlando Magic, $4900
Okeke has been one of the lone bright spots for the Magic since they traded away both Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier at the trade deadline. The former first-round pick is averaging 12.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the Magic’s last 16 games. Okeke has also scored in double-figures in two straight games (12 points vs. Pacers, 18 points vs. the Lakers).
In those two games, he shot well both from the field and three-point range, which helped him produce 26.8 and 31.8 fantasy points. On Wednesday night, he’ll be facing a Cavaliers team that ranks 23rd against PFs (OPRK) and is down multiple front court bodies due to injury.
Lou Williams, Atlanta Hawks, $4500
This is not a favorable matchup for the Hawks guards as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. But with Trae Young still injured and Kevin Huerter listed as doubtful, they are going to need extend minutes and production from Williams.
The former Sixth Man of the Year winner has scored in double figures in four straight games for the Hawks. Over that time, Williams is averaging 15.3 points per game, while shooting 40.4% from the field and 43.8% from distance. He’s also producing 23.5 fantasy points per game. The Sixers are ranked ninth against PG/SGs (OPRK) this season, which does not inspire confident to play Williams. But the Hawks will need someone to help shoulder the scoring load, why not Lou Will?
Payton Pritchard, Boston Celtics, $4000
The rookie point guard has been given the Celtics quality minutes in the backcourt recently with Kemba Walker (oblique/rest) sidelined. This season, Pritchard is only averaging 7.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 15.0 DKFP per game. However, in Boston’s last seven games, he has scored at least 10 points or more six times. The only game that he did not reach double-figures coincidentally came against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday (2 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast — 6.0 DKFP).
Boston will play the Hornets on Wednesday night, this time at TD Garden. We should expect another solid performance from Pritchard after he scored 28 points (40.8 DKFP) against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.