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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Monday, December 18

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

Golden State Warriors v LA Clippers
Terance Mann of the LA Clippers looks on during the game on December 14, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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We’ve got 11 games on Monday’s NBA slate, which means there are plenty of spots to find excellent DFS plays at a bargain price. 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.

Terance Mann, Clippers, $4,500

After a rough stretch of games, Mann has picked things back up lately. He’s averaging 18.7 DKFP over the last five games, and that includes one dud against the Warriors where he played just 20 minutes. The Clippers have started to figure things out, winning their last seven games. Mann is getting significant playing time with the lineup change, and should be able to have a solid outing against the Pacers. Indiana ranks 20th in fantasy points allowed to opposing guards.

David Roddy, Grizzlies, $4,900

The Grizzlies have struggled mightily without Ja Morant, but Roddy might be showing signs of life in his second season. The forward has been getting more minutes of late, putting up 22.1 DKFP per game during that span. Morant is still out for one more game, so Roddy should keep getting decent playing time Monday. The Thunder do present a tough matchup, but Roddy’s recent stretch is worth backing.

Dean Wade, Cavaliers, $4,800

Wade is set to get big minutes and potentially even start for Cleveland with both Darius Garland and Evan Mobley out. The big man put up 30.8 DKFP in his last outing, and has hit double-digit fantasy points in his last eight games. The Rockets present a really tough matchup, but Wade is going to get more usage than normal. He’s worth taking a flier on at this price point in DFS lineups.