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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Sunday, January 14

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

Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns
Eric Gordon of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball during the game against the LA Clippers on January 3, 2024 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
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There are just four games on Sunday’s main NBA DFS slate, which means finding great value plays to round out lineups will be more challenging. 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.

Eric Gordon, Suns, $4,600

After three solid fantasy showings, Gordon laid an egg with 9.3 DKFP against the Lakers. He’ll get a great chance to redeem himself against the Trail Blazers Sunday, who rank dead last in the league in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards. Gordon is averaging 22.9 DKFP per game and should get decent playing time in what could be a blowout.

Haywood Highsmith, Heat, $4,400

The Heat big man is coming off two massive outings, logging 67 combined minutes and 53.3 combined DKFP. The minutes are probably going to be up again for Highsmith against the Hornets, who rank last in the league in fantasy points allowed to opposing power forwards. Jimmy Butler is still set to be out, so the Heat will have to be more of a collective once again. That means more usage and fantasy points for Highsmith.

Norman Powell, Clippers, $4,600

If you’re looking for a relatively safe value play, Powell is your best bet. He’s averaging 20.2 DKFP per game, and has remained consistent with his production on a rising Clippers team. The matchup against the Timberwolves is tough but the forward has enough usage to maintain his play Sunday.