5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 10/25/16
One of the keys to finding success in daily fantasy basketball is uncovering potential value plays.
If you're looking to roster a stud player or two, you ought to consider squeezing in one of these lower-priced options into your lineup.
Let's take a look at five players who can help fill the gaps in your lineup tonight.
Brandon Jennings, PG, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Though Derrick Rose is the undisputed starting point guard for the New York Knicks' season opener, there is a chance that Brandon Jennings will cut into his minutes. During Rose's absence over the past two weeks, Jennings had an exceptional preseason with per-36 averages of 11.7 points, 8 assists, and 2.3 steals in six games. Until Rose becomes fully acclimated with his new teammates, Jennings will be susceptible to outputting a respectable value.
Courtney Lee, SG, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Much like his aforementioned teammate, Courtney Lee had a commendable preseason during his limited minutes of play. Lee started all six exhibition contests and shot 59% from the field, including 6 of 10 from three-point range. Over the final two preseason games, Lee kicked it up a notch and made 12 of 15 from the field and scored 26 points in 43 minutes.
Kyle Anderson, SF, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Danny Green is expected to miss three weeks, which means Kyle Anderson will get a healthy boost in minutes to start the season. Anderson racked up an impressive all-around per-36 line of 11.9 points, 7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.4 steals this preseason. With tonight's game versus the Golden State Warriors expected to be a high-scoring affair (with an over/under of 212 compared to 204 and 193 for the two other games), Anderson will have an opportunity to be a big bargain player at a minimum salary.
Trey Lyles, PF, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Price: $4,000
If Derrick Favors is limited due to lingering injuries, Trey Lyles will get his shot amongst a crowded frontcourt. Lyles exemplified signs of a potential breakout season by averaging 10 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.8 three-pointers made in just 20.3 minutes in the preseason. With Gordon Hayward already ruled out for an extensive period of time with a broken finger, Lyles' scoring abilities may be called upon early and often.
Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Tristan Thompson will be getting his championship ring tonight, a validating symbol for his diligence. Even though Thompson isn't known to make the box score explode, he is capable of putting up a double-double on any given day, as he showed in last season's Finals series with averages of 10.3 points and 10.1 rebounds on 64% shooting from the field. With today being the season opener, look for Thompson to clean up on the boards if missed shot attempts are aplenty by the Knicks.