5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 10/27/16

A pair of Spurs reserves will be value plays tonight. Who else can save you salary?

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.

Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $4,100

With veteran Tony Parker entering his 16th season, Patrick Mills (aka Patty) is in line to take on more responsibility this season. Mills played a critical role in the San Antonio Spurs' blowout win on opening night, as he drained 3 three-pointers, dished out 5 assists, and had a team-high +35 plus/minus. We project him for 18.5 FanDuel points.

Kyle Korver, SG, Atlanta Hawks

FanDuel Price: $3,800

Dwight Howard isn't the only Atlanta Hawks player who's eager for a bounce-back year, as Kyle Korver also looks to improve upon his worst campaign as a Hawk last season. Korver finished his last three preseason games with averages of 13 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.3 three-pointers. He is projected for 18.1 FanDuel points, which is nearly 5 points per $1,000 in salary.

Jonathon Simmons, SF, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $4,000

Jonathon Simmons has captured the league's attention after just one game in which he outscored the entire Golden State Warriors' bench Tuesday night. Simmons will look to catch fire again tonight versus the Sacramento Kings, who are playing the second game of a back-to-back. The Spurs have the highest implied team total of the night at 107 points, and we project Simmons for 19.3 FanDuel points.

Andrew Nicholson, PF, Washington Wizards

FanDuel Price: $3,500

The Washington Wizards are thin under the basket with Ian Mahinmi recovering from knee surgery, so Andrew Nicholson will get his chance to contribute. In three preseason games in which he played 25-plus minutes, Nicholson averaged 16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2 three-pointers. With 21.5 FanDuel points projected, he is our top value option of the night.

Tyler Zeller, C, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Price: $3,800

Tyler Zeller was scorching in a reserve role last night, as he posted 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. Having logged just 16 minutes, Zeller will be fresh tonight versus a handful of versatile big men on the Chicago Bulls, who were one of the worst defenses against opposing centers last season.