5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 1/23/19
Fred VanVleet, PG, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.67
Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry have missed quite a few games for the Toronto Raptors this season, leaving Fred VanVleet plenty of starts (19 games). With Leonard sitting out another game on Wednesday, VanVleet is in line to make start number 20 as the Raps face the Indiana Pacers.
When in a starting role, VanVleet has excelled, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 27.9 FanDuel points in 32.1 minutes per game. That includes his dominating 19-point, 7-rebound, 7-assist performance against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. He finished with 41.9 FanDuel points, his second game with 40 or more fantasy points in the last three weeks.
In the 10 games VanVleet has played in 2019, he has collected at least 23.0 FanDuel points seven times. That is the total he needs on Wednesday to reach optimal value -- 5.0 points per $1,000 of salary.
Helping his cause on Wednesday is the matchup with a Pacers defense that has been in a slump recently. Over their last 10 games, Indy ranks 18th in defensive rating (111.1) and has allowed 111.2 points per game.