3 NBA DraftKings Value Plays to Target on 1/18/18
Marcus Morris, SF/PF, Boston Celtics
DraftKings Salary: $4,900
There are a few minimum-priced value plays on this slate, which may leave Marcus Morris a bit overlooked. Don't forget about him in tournaments, though, as Morris has the upside to smash in this spot. His salary requires just 24.5 DraftKings points of Morris to reach, which he has done in consecutive games. He also is facing a Philadelphia 76ers squad that has struggled to defend power forwards all season -- allowing top-10 production to the position.
Philly has been especially ineffective at slowing down opponents in the post, where they have allowed the league's third-highest points per possession. Morris trails only Al Horford among Boston Celtics players in post-up points per game and could certainly exploit Philly's weakness inside. In two previous meetings with the Sixers, Morris has averaged 32.4 DraftKings points. That type of production would easily exceed value at this price tag.
Morris is far from a cash-game lock given his inconsistent style of play. However, he is one of the strongest salary-saving tournament targets on the board, and becomes an even stronger play if Kyrie Irving or Marcus Smart sit, as he could see his minutes creep up towards 30 minutes if Boston is shorthanded.