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NBA DFS value plays $5K or under for Tuesday, January 2

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

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors
Jonathan Kuminga of the Golden State Warriors brings the ball up court against the Dallas Mavericks on December 30, 2023 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
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We’ve got six games on Tuesday’s NBA slate, which does limit the amount of quality bargain options for 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.

Jonathan Kuminga, Warriors, $5,000

The Warriors young forward might be taking a big leap here. Kuminga has benefitted from additional playing time with Draymond Green sidelined, averaging 27.1 minutes per game over the last six contests. He’s put up 27.1 DKFP per game during that span and is worth backing at this price point. The Magic are solid defensively, but have been a league-average side when it comes to fantasy points allowed to opposing power forwards.

Kevin Huerter, Kings, $4,700

Huerter has been in a bit of a slump, and his lack of consistent minutes might be a reason for that. This is a spot for him to get right, especially from behind the arc. The Hornets are the worst team in the league at defending the perimeter, and rank 25th in fantasy points allowed to opposing shooting guards. The price point is a little higher than expected, but Huerter is worth firing up in lineups tonight.

Lu Dort, Thunder, $4,600

This is a tough matchup for Dort, as the Celtics are 10th in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards. However, there’s enough volume in terms of playing time to like the Thunder forward in this game. Dort is averaging 29.3 minutes per game over the last nine, translating to 24.28 DKFP per game over that span. He’s worth adding to lineups for Tuesday’s slate.