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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Wednesday, December 13

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

San Antonio Spurs v Houston Rockets
Malaki Branham of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball during the game against the Houston Rockets on December 11, 2023 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
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With nine games on Wednesday’s NBA slate, there’s plenty of spots to find excellent value adds to your 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

The Spurs are a bit of a disaster right now, but Branham has been solid in his second season. He’s averaging 14.5 DKFP per game but just went for 31.5 DKFP against the Rockets in the last game and now gets the Lakers who are on the second night of a back-to-back set. Los Angeles ranks 16th in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards, so the matchup is solid.

T.J. McConnell, Pacers, $4,500

McConnell is set to be the primary backup point guard with Andrew Nembhard still sidelined, and he should be able to take advantage against the Bucks. McConnell racked up 20.8 DKFP in just 11 minutes against Milwaukee in the In-Season Tournament semifinal, and is getting more playing time since then. With Nembhard out, look for McConnell to get enough minutes to put together a solid fantasy showing tonight. The Bucks rank 26th in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards.

Chimezie Metu, Suns, $4,200

The Suns are set to get Kevin Durant back for Wednesday’s game, but might be without Josh Okogie and Bradley Beal. That means Metu could potentially get another start. After two DNPs, the big man has logged 48 minutes over the last two games. He’s put together 47.8 DKFP in that two-game stretch, well above his usual numbers. Look for him to keep getting minutes for the Suns Wednesday.