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

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

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There are 14 games that will tip off across the NBA tonight and that presents plenty of opportunities for you to hit on value plays in DraftKings NBA DFS. 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.

Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat, $5,000

Sitting right on the value line is Robinson, who take the floor against the Phoenix Suns tonight. He’s been a solid additions to DFS lineups this season, averaging 24.9 FP per game. He should be able to put up similar numbers if he logs at least 30 minutes tonight, so I’d draft him into my lineup for this evening.

Obi Toppin, Indiana Pacers, $4,600

Toppin has had a nice run of performances as of late and will get a chance to add onto it when facing the Atlanta Hawks this evening. He’s coming off a solid effort in their 142-130 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, collecting 15 points, eight rebounds, and four assists to earn DFS managers 34 FP. The Hawks are ranked 28th in scoring defense and 26th in opponent rebounding percentage, so there’ an opportunity for Toppin to have a big night this evening.

Craig Porter Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers, $4,300

Porter has made solid contributions off the bench for the Cavs and has a favorable matchup when facing the Washington Wizards this evening. He’s going up against the worst scoring defense in the league and just delivered eight points, three rebounds, and three assists for 15.75 FP against this same team on Wednesday. I’d take a flyer on him as a cheap lineup option for tonight.