We have 10 games Friday night in the NBA, with a double-header on ESPN. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the Boston Celtics will take on the Chicago Bulls, while the Los Angeles Lakers will play the Portland Trail Blazers 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.
Reggie Bullock, Knicks, $4900
Bullock has been a competent third scorer for the New York Knicks this season, behind the likes of Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett. The veteran wing player is averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 19.8 fantasy points per game this season. He’s also shooting 44.5% from the field and 41.3% from three-point range on 5.9 attempts per game.
The 30-year-old has been on an insane streak since the All-Star break, scoring 10 or more points in 13 straight games. The last time the Knicks played the Phoenix Suns on April 26, Bullock produced 27.3 fantasy points (17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists). Phoenix is ranked third against SG/SFs (OPRK) this season, but its hard to pass up on consistency.
Seth Curry, Sixers, $4400
This was a tough choice because you could either go with Seth Curry or Malik Monk for your guard spot value play. However, since Curry is the cheaper option, we are going to go with him. The Philadelphia 76ers starting shooting guard has been on a hot streak in the team’s last five games. Curry has scored at least 10 or more points four times. He’s also averaging 27.38 fantasy points per game over that span.
On Friday night, the Sixers will be taking on a New Orleans Pelicans’ team that is ranked 28th against SGs (OPRK) this season. The last time these two teams squared off on April 9, the 30-year-old guard had zero points and only managed 7.8 fantasy points. That being said, we should expect Curry to not have a slump as the Pelicans are allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.9% from distance in their last three games.
Rudy Gay, Spurs, $3900
This might be one of the better value plays under $5K for Friday’s slate. Gay, who has been exclusively coming off the bench for the Spurs this season is giving them consistent production. The veteran forward is averaging 11.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 22.3 fantasy points per game.
Gay is coming off a tough performance earlier this week against the Jazz, when he had one rebound in seven minutes for 1.3 fantasy points. Gay had a streak of six games where he scored in double figures prior to that. In regards to DFS, the 34-year-old forward put up 26.6 fantasy points per game in those six contests. The Spurs are fighting for their play-in tournament lives and need this win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. The Kings are ranked 22nd against SF/PFs (OPRK) this season.