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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Thursday, December 28

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

Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

With eight games on Thursday’s NBA slate, there’s plenty of choices to find value plays 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.

Taurean Prince, Lakers, $4,800

Prince’s ability to hit the triple gives him some upside here, and he’s playing well of late. The Lakers forward is averaging 27.95 DKFP over the last four games. The Hornets are a league average side when it comes to fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards, but they’ve been a poor defensive team in general. This could turn into a blowout, which would be mean more run and usage for Prince.

Payton Pritchard, Celtics, $4,500

Even with Boston having some big names on the injury report, this game has a 17-point spread at DraftKings Sportsbook. Pritchard is already in Boston’s rotation, and tends to deliver from a fantasy standpoint when he gets extended minutes. The Pistons, as you might expect, rank 28th in fantasy points allowed to opposing guards. Pritchard should get decent playing time in what should be a comfortable win for Boston, and that means more fantasy points at a bargain price.

Andrew Wiggins, Warriors, $4,900

You almost never see a player of Wiggins’ caliber in this price range. He’s had a down season so far, but is starting to pick things up in Draymond Green’s absence. He logged 30.8 DKFP on Christmas Day, and has averaged 28.55 DKFP over his last four games. The Heat rank 21st in fantasy points allowed to opposing forwards and have a loaded injury report, so Wiggins should be able to deliver a decent stat line tonight.