With nine games on Thursday’s NBA slate, there’s plenty of chances to find excellent value plays for DFS lineups. 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.
Malaki Branham, Spurs, $4,500
There could be a sizable role for Branham in this contest, especially if Victor Wembanyama doesn’t suit up due to a hip issue. The guard went for 25.5 DKFP in 25 minutes in his last outing and has an excellent matchup for tonight’s game. The Hawks rank 26th in points allowed to opposing shooting guards, setting up Branham for success.
Brandin Podzimeski, Warriors, $4,600
Chris Paul and Gary Payton II are both out for Golden State, which means Podziemski is in line for big minutes in Thursday’s contest against the Clippers. The rookie has had huge fantasy performances when he gets extended playing time, so he’s a nice play at this price point. Even though the Clippers are a strong opponent, they are coming off a game Wednesday and might have some fatigue going against them. Podziemski should have a solid outing tonight.
Kyle Anderson, Timberwolves, $4,500
The Timberwolves are going to be without Anthony Edwards tonight, which likely gives Anderson the start. The floor is high with Anderson, as he’s averaging 20.5 DKFP per game. In this particular situation, he’s set to have a bigger night. His usage and minutes should go up against the Jazz, who are on a back-to-back set and rank 29th in fantasy points allowed to opposing forwards.