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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Tuesday, December 12

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

Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors
Brandin Podziemski of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 6, 2023 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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We’ve got five games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, which means less options when it comes to finding DFS value plays to round out your lineup. 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.

Josh Okogie, Suns, $4,900

Okogie is a solid play whether Kevin Durant comes back into the lineup or not. The Suns are also getting Bradley Beal back, but it’s hard to know if he’ll have any restrictions and whether he’ll fit seamlessly in this offense. Okogie has been down in the last two games, but had three straight games of at least 20 DKFP prior to that. He’s worth a shot tonight against Golden State. The Warriors are 21st in fantasy points allowed to small forwards.

Brandin Podziemski, Warriors, $4,900

Even with Chris Paul back in the lineup for Golden State, the rookie guard is getting plenty of opportunities. Podziemski has averaged 28 minutes per game over the last four, and he’s putting up 23.95 DKFP per game during that span. He carries upside as a strong three-point shooter against the Suns, who are a league-average side when it comes to fantasy points allowed to guards.

Andre Drummond, Bulls, $4,800

The Bulls backup center can be a frustrating play, largely due to his variance in minutes. He’s been on a tear lately though, averaging 24.3 DKFP per game over the last five in an average of 13.6 minutes per game. The Bulls are on a back-to-back set, which means Drummond might get more run as Billy Donovan tries to spread out the minutes with his roster. That creates some upside for the big man as a value add in DFS lineups.