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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Wednesday, December 20

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

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Harrison Barnes of the Sacramento Kings shoots the ball during the game against the Utah Jazz on December 16, 2023 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
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With 10 games on Wednesday’s NBA slate, there’s a lot of spots to find value plays in 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.

Harrison Barnes, Kings, $5,000

After some rough games, Barnes bounced back nicely in his last two contests with 27.5 and 21.5 DKFP respectively. He gets to face a Celtics side coming off an overtime loss Tuesday at home, which could lead to some potentially favorable matchups. Even though the Celtics are the best unit at defending opposing forwards, Barnes’ workload is worth backing in Wednesday’s contests.

Bryce McGowens, Hornets, $4,600

The Hornets wing has slowly seen his minutes increase over the last four games, topping out at 32 minutes in Monday’s game against the Raptors where he logged 25.8 DKFP. The Pacers are 17th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wing players, and they generally have been involved in high-scoring games this season. McGowens should log enough playing time to deliver a strong fantasy outing.

Dwight Powell, Mavericks, $4,400

Powell should be heavily involved with both Dereck Lively and Maxi Kleber sidelined. The Mavericks big man doesn’t get too many touches in this offense, but he’s an effective player on the glass and can get a few easy buckets here and there in the pick-and-roll game. He’s logged 45 minutes over the last two games and should keep seeing decent playing time. The Clippers are on fire at the moment, but they rank 21st in fantasy points allowed to opposing big men. That bodes well for Powell.