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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Tuesday, December 19

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

New Orleans Pelicans v San Antonio Spurs
Malaki Branham of the San Antonio Spurs shoots a free throw during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 17, 2023 at the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, Texas.
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With just four games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, it can be hard to find quality low-cost options to round out 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, $5,000

The second-year point guard has been one of the few bright spots for San Antonio this season, and he’s been solid as a fantasy player of late. He’s averaging 24.36 DKFP over the last five games, with two games over 31 DKFP. Victor Wembanyama is out tonight for San Antonio, which likely means more playing time for Branham. He’s a solid addition to your lineup at this price.

Moses Moody, Warriors, $4,800

Moody averaged just 20.3 minutes per game in the five games Draymond Green was suspended earlier this season, so it’s hard to know exactly what his role will be as the Warriors try to navigate an indefinite absence from the defensive star. However, Moody is the exact type of player who can take on a bigger role. I like him to have more playing time Tuesday and in turn, have a solid fantasy showing.

Nassir Little, Suns, $4,600

Bradley Beal is out for Phoenix, which likely means more minutes for Little once again. The forward has put up 23+ minutes in the last three games, leading to an average of 16.86 DKFP. The Trail Blazers have generally done well against forwards when it comes to fantasy points allowed, but Little should have enough volume in what could be a blowout to deliver another good fantasy outing.