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NBA DFS value plays under $5K for Thursday, May 13th

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

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson attempts a three-point shot against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Nina games will be part of Thursday’s main NBA slate on DraftKings. Teams are looking to solidify their spots in the standings ahead of the postseason, and things could get frantic down the stretch.

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.

Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat, $4,900

Robinson is picking up his scoring down the stretch and has scored 22 points in each of his last two games. Miami’s three-point specialist could get a boost on Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers, as Jimmy Butler (eye) is questionable. Robinson is easily the Heat’s best wing scorer with Butler out of the lineup. Robinson has attempted 35% of his shots from beyond the arc in 2020-21 and is converting them at a 41% clip.

Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets, $4,200

Zeller has been benched for Bismack Biyombo benched for but continues to outperform the starter as a reserve. Zeller has scored more than 31 DKFP in two straight games. Biyombo has scored four points or less in seven of his last 10 games, and Charlotte needs size to compete with Ivica Zubac in the post.

Xavier Tillman, Memphis Grizzlies, $4,200

Tillman drew the start on Tuesday when Jonas Valanciunas was ruled out with a back injury, and the Grizzlies’ usual starter is questionable for Thursday. Tillman returned close to 7X value in his last game, and the Sacramento Kings have been terrible at defending centers. The Kings rank 28th against centers on DraftKings, and Tillman is averaging 23.3 DKFP per game against them.