5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 1/11/19
Seth Curry, PG, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 9.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 2.30
We'll stick with Portland here for the moment. While Evan Turner is a relatively safe value play, Seth Curry's usefulness probably won't be determined until later this evening.
As mentioned Damian Lillard is at risk of missing tonight's game. If he does, then Curry has a solid chance to make his second start of the year. He only played 17 minutes and change in his first start of the season, a blowout win over the Phoenix Suns. But given he's seen 22-plus minutes in each of his past three games, and that Harkless has already been ruled out for tonight, Curry could legitimately see 25 to 30 minutes on the floor, which would open up all kinds of fantasy potential.
Curry's becoming a more efficient fantasy scorer as his minutes have increased throughout the season. He's now averaging 0.8 FanDuel points per minute. That number was at 0.6 in December and 0.4 in the first two months of the season.
Without news on Lillard yet, we only project Curry to finish with 9.2 FanDuel points. His upside could be triple that if Lillard is out. You'd have to take a risk by rostering Curry, but fortunately FanDuel's best ball format mitigates the risk somewhat.