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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Saturday, November 18

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

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David Roddy of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the In-Season Tournament on November 14, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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With five games on Saturday’s main NBA DFS slate, it might be difficult to find value plays to round out lineups. However, there’s still some solid options to target. Unlike NFL DFS, where one pick can make or break your lineup or it’s tough to find quality low-tier value, NBA DFS differs.

In NBA DFS, you can find quality value plays $5K or under that can give you a quick 10 points off the bench, grab some rebounds, or stuff the stat sheet. We are going to provide you with three players that you need to put in your lineup.

Malik Beasley, Bucks, $4,600

The shooting guard has certainly had some clunkers this season, but he’s scored 71 DKFP in the last two games and appears to be heating up. Milwaukee might rest some key players, including Khris Middleton, on the second night of a back-to-back set which should give Beasley more shots in the offense. The Mavericks rank 19th in fantasy points allowed to shooting guards, so the matchup is favorable to back Beasley at this price point.

David Roddy, Grizzlies, $4,600

Luke Kennard is out for Memphis, which means Roddy should see more playing time. The Spurs are only better than the Grizzlies at defending the perimeter, ranking 29th in opponent threes made and three-point percentage. Roddy is coming off his best game from a fantasy standpoint with 34.3 DKFP, and can be played with confidence Saturday.

Naz Reid, Timberwolves, $4,600

Minnesota’s backup big man is a model of consistency, averaging 21.8 DKFP per game this season. He hasn’t been able to replicate his 42.5-fantasy point showing from the first week of the season, but he’s hit over 20 DKFP in two of the last three games. There’s a chance this turns into a bit of a blowout with the Pelicans on the second night of a back-to-back set, which would mean more playing time for Reid. New Orleans ranks 26th in fantasy points allowed to opposing bigs, so this is a good matchup for Reid to have a strong showing.