This article is part of our DraftKings NBA series.
There are five games in the NBA on Saturday, but only three make up the main slate on DraftKings. With tough defensive teams in the Celtics, Heat and Raptors among those in action, this might not be a high-scoring night in DFS. Here are some players to consider who should help you score enough to come away a winner.
Goran Dragic, MIA vs. BKN ($7,100): Dragic isn't exactly on fire, scoring 27 DraftKings points or fewer in three of his last five games. He does have a favorable matchup against the Nets, who allow the fifth-most DraftKings points per game (48.6) to point guards. The Nets also allow the third-most points per game (110.5) in the league, which could be key on a night where offense might be harder to find than usual across the league.
Terry Rozier, BOS vs. TOR ($6,700): Rozier continues to run the point with Kyrie Irving (knee) sidelined, posting a 22.8 percent usage rate in March. Not only has be one of the focal points of the Celtics' offense, but he is also averaging 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals this month. With his ability to contribute across the board, Rozier can provide value at this reasonable price.
Frank Mason III, SAC vs. GS ($4,300): Mason is in the midst of one of his best stretches of the season, scoring at least 21 DraftKings points in five of his last seven games. Garrett Temple (ankle) has missed the Kings' last four games and if he can't play again Saturday, Mason should be in line for added minutes. The Warriors play at the fourth-fastest pace (101.9 possessions per game) in the league, so the extra playing time could give Mason a significant boost in value. If you want to take a chance on a cheap guard in tournament play, Mason is someone to consider.
Kevin Durant, GS at SAC ($10,900): The good news is that Kevin Durant returned from a six-game absence Thursday. The bad news is that he played only 17 minutes before getting ejected. He was productive in his brief time on the floor, scoring 21.3 DraftKings points. The Warriors could get Klay Thompson (thumb) back Saturday but will still have a significant hole in their offense with Stephen Curry (knee) sidelined. Durant's 30.1 percent usage rate is already inside the top 15 in the league, leaving him with significant upside Saturday.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, BKN at MIA ($6,500): Hollis-Jefferson has continued to receive consistent playing time down the stretch, logging at least 30 minutes in six straight games. He's mostly cashed in his minutes, scoring at least 32.3 DraftKings points in five of those contests. The Nets play at the seventh-fastest pace (100.9) in the league, leaving Hollis-Jefferson with the potential to provide value even against a tough Heat defense based on his playing time.
Joe Harris, BKN at MIA ($4,300): Harris is trying to close out the season on a high note, scoring at least 25.3 DraftKings points in three of his last four games. He's had success in two previous games against the Heat this season, averaging 16.5 points, four rebounds and three three-pointers. There aren't a lot of great cheap options at forward with so few games, but Harris does at least provide offensive upside.
Kelly Olynyk, MIA vs. BKN ($7,200): Olynyk did an excellent job filling in when Hassan Whiteside was injured, but Whiteside made his return Thursday against the Bulls. Olynyk was limited to 17 minutes in that game, but that was more because he was in foul trouble rather than Whiteside's presence. Olynyk played almost eight minutes in the fourth quarter, which has been a trend even when Whiteside is healthy for much of the season. The Nets allow the most DraftKings points per game (58.4) to centers, making Olynyk a viable option Saturday.
Greg Monroe, BOS vs. TOR ($5,600): Monroe doesn't play a ton of minutes, but he's still scored at least 31.5 DraftKings points in five of his last eight games. He has the second-highest usage rate (25.5 percent) on the Celtics behind Irving, giving him the added chance to provide value even with his limited playing time. The Raptors have allowed the fifth-most DraftKings points per game (58.1) to centers in their last 12 games, leaving Monroe as cost-effective option to consider for your entry.
Jarrett Allen, BKN at MIA ($4,400): Allen has been inconsistent this season, but he's scored at least 24.3 DraftKings points in three of his last four games. The Nets have little talent at center, leaving Allen to log at least 26 minutes in all three of those contests. Finding a cheap center who can provide value on a three-game slate isn't easy, but Allen is someone to consider in tournament play based on his role with the team.