The NBA is back in action on Wednesday, January 10, with a 10-game slate. The featured DraftKings DFS slate consists of eight games. That doesn't leave you with ample options, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t value to be had. 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.
Marcus Sasser, Pistons, $3,900
Sure, the Pistons have only won three games this year and Sasser is the third-string point guard and shooting guard, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help out your DFS lineup. Starting guard Cade Cunningham will miss Wednesday’s game, so Sasser should see more playing time. He averages seven points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game this season.
Obi Toppin, Pacers, $4,300
Toppin comes off the bench for the Pacers and can play a mix of power forward and center, but mainly is used as the backup to Jalen Smith. Toppin averages 11.6 points, 3.9 boards and 1.4 assists per game in 23.9 minutes per game. The Pacers play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, and their defense allows the fourth-most DFS points per game to opposing power forwards.
Mo Bamba, 76ers, $4,500
The 76ers will be without star center Joel Embiid, which means that third-string center Mo Bamba will get more playing time. Bamba has played in 22 games this season but has come off the bench in all of them. The center averages 3.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.5 blocks over 8.2 minutes per game. While he usually plays when games get out of hand, Bamba will back up Paul Reed and likely see more action on Wednesday night.