NBA DFS 5-5-21 DraftKings Value Picks

by Travis Argo
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Welcome to the NBA DFS 5-5-21 DraftKings Value Picks article.

We've got a nine-game slate with some great value picks and even greater pairings tonight.

The cheap pairing is the Celtics' Evan Fournier ($5,300) and Aaron Nesmith ($3,200). Fournier faces his old team, so the revenge game is on the horizon, and Nesmith has double-digit points in his last three games. It also helps Fournier's and Nesmith's odds that Jaylen Brown is out for this game.

The intermediate pairing is the Sixers' Tobias Harris ($6,800) and Seth Curry ($4,000) Both players are coming off 20-point games and face the Rockets, who allow the second-most fantasy points to all positions.

The expensive pairing is the Pacers' Caris LeVert ($8,800) and Oshae Brissett ($7,000). The Pacers have scored over 140 points in their past two games, and now they're facing the Kings, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points. All signs point to their scorers staying hot.

NBA DFS 5-5-21 DraftKings Value Picks

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Nine-Game Slate

Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic
Portland Trail Blazers @ Cleveland Cavaliers
Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers
Phoenix Suns @ Atlanta Hawks
Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets
Washington Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks
Memphis Grizzlies @ Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks @ Denver Nuggets
San Antonio Spurs @ Utah Jazz

Point Guard

T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers $5,700

Malcolm Brogdon has been nursing a hamstring injury, so the Pacers have to rely more on their spark plug bench players, McConnell.

He is averaging 7.7 points, 5.7 assists, four rebounds, and 2.7 steals in the past three games where Brogdon was absent.

Not only will McConnell get an increased workload, but he has a fantastic matchup against the Kings, who allow second-most fantasy points to point guards.

They allow 26.8 points, 8.7 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game to point guards this season.

McConnell is a multi-category contributor with a great matchup and will save you money so you can spend extra on Bradley Beal and watch him fight for the scoring title (Hint, hint on who should be your building block).

Shooting Guard

Seth Curry, Philadelphia 76ers $4,000

Stephen Curry and his scoring prowess have dominated NBA headlines, but Seth Curry has played decent on a surging Sixers team who won five consecutive games.

Curry averaged 15.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, two assists, and one steal during that winning streak.

Tonight, he'll face off against the Rockets, who allow the most fantasy points to shooting guards. They allow 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game to shooting guards this season.

Small Forward

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies $5,700

Ja Morant is the superstar on the Grizzlies, but his teammate Brooks is an above-average role player and shooter.

He is averaging 17 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals this season and has been above his season averages (almost) in recent games.

Brooks is averaging 19.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in his previous ten games.

The Grizzlies face the Timberwolves, who allow the most fantasy points to small forwards, allowing 23 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game to forwards.

Power Forward

Torrey Craig, Phoenix Suns $3,700

Jae Crowder is dealing with an ankle injury, and Craig has been filling indecently as a starter.

He is averaging 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.6 blocks in his previous five games. He walked away with two double-doubles out of those five games, with his most recent one being Monday night against Oklahoma City (18 points and 10 rebounds).

The Hawks are allowing power forwards to average a double-double against them. They allow 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game to power forwards, so all signs point to Craig recording a double-double.


Richaun Holmes, Sacramento Kings $6,500

Holmes has been fantastic since returning to the lineup for the Kings.

He is averaging 18.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in his previous five games.

Tonight, he will be facing the Pacers, who allowed Holmes to walk with a double-double (16 points and 10 rebounds) in their last matchup. There is no reason to believe that won't happen again.

Indiana allows 25.1 points, 17.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game to centers. Plus, Myles Turner is still out, and Sabonis has struggled to stay healthy this season; so, Holmes should easily power his way through for a double-double.

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