3 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Basketball Plays for 11/1/16

Kris Dunn is the new point guard for Minnesota, but it's Zach LaVine who finds himself in a good spot tonight against the Grizzlies.

We have plenty of NBA studs on tap tonight for daily fantasy purposes, but to fit more than one on your FanDuel team, you have to unearth some low-cost gems.

You'll also need to differentiate your lineups and roster some contrarian plays if you plan to take down some big tournaments. Keep in mind that you'll likely only need a few low-owned players in your lineup to go along with the chalk plays of the night. Find the best fits in the best spots for your roster construction to help set you apart from the pack.

Consider these three under-the-radar players for your tournament rosters -- and remember that lineups lock at 6:00 p.m.

Zach LaVine, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $5,900

Why He Will Go Overlooked:

James Harden ($11,300) and Giannis Antetokounmpo ($9,600) are the big names on the slate while C.J. McCollum ($7,300) squares off with Klay Thompson ($5,800) in what should a high-scoring affair, as their game has an over/under of 226 points. Kris Dunn should get lots of love stepping in as a strong value play as the starting point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, while people gloss over Zach LaVine.

Why You Should Consider Him:

Maybe LaVine won't be too far off the radar tonight. After all, he has averaged just over 35 minutes per game in his two starts, including 29.5 FanDuel points against tonight's opponent, the Memphis Grizzlies. So, he is probably on people's radar. Still, he will likely be out of the crosshairs of more than he should be -- in part because of Harden and the Greek Freak -- but also due to how LaVine has flourished when he runs his backcourt.

Last year, LaVine possessed a 25.8 % usage rate without Ricky Rubio on the floor per NBAWowy. Most of that time was spent with the ball in his hands running the point, while it appears Dunn will man the point tonight in the starting lineup. This year LaVine has a 24% usage rate (22.8% career) no matter who is paired with him on the court. This has led to a sky-high 126 offensive rating and 30.1 points per 100 possessions. With Rubio out and a rookie beside him, LaVine should have even more chances to shine.

Most people will look to save money with Dunn as a value play tonight at point guard. In the meantime, you can pivot and put the high usage LaVine on your squad.

Richaun Holmes, PF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $3,800

Why He Will Go Overlooked:

Richaun Holmes has played just under 16 minutes per game to start the season while coming off the bench, so on the surface, opportunity doesn’t seem plentiful enough to trust him in your lineup.

Why You Should Consider Him:

Holmes was a summer league and preseason star, taking advantage of the minutes restriction on Joel Embiid and an injury to Jahlil Okafor. Tonight, Okafor has been announced as out to preserve him for tomorrow’s back-to-back when Embiid will sit. That leaves Holmes as the only backup center for the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, and Embiid is likely to play no more than 24 minutes. Holmes should at least get the other 24 minutes at the position (and possibly more).

Holmes tallied 10.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.4 steals in 22.4 minutes this preseason, translating to 24.8 FanDuel points -- or 1.1 point per minute. This trend has carried over into the regular season where he averages 1.03 FanDuel points per minute in his limited action. If Holmes plays 24 minutes, it's not a giant leap to expect about 25 fantasy points. Holmes has upside from there, too; in seven preseason games, he had four games with two blocks, and he snatched two or more steals in the other three games.

On a night where so many superstars need to find a place in your lineup, Holmes represents salary relief with sneaky upside at just above the minimum cost.

Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $4,300

Why He Will Go Overlooked:

We can only fit one center into our lineups and have so many to choose from: DeMarcus Cousins ($9,900) always has among the highest ceilings of anyone, though Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,800) isn’t far behind. Hassan Whiteside ($8,600) and Andre Drummond ($8,400) have been dominant of late, while Myles Turner ($7,100) and Rudy Gobert ($6,900) are human swat-machines and provide some salary relief. Most other centers will be ignored as a result.

Why You Should Consider Him:

Going cheap at center gives you more to spend at other positions. And because most lineups will feature one of the six centers listed above, this gives you a great opportunity to differentiate your lineup.

Tristan Thompson should have lots of opportunities to clean the glass against the run-and-gun Houston Rockets. The Rockets' pace this year is skewed by playing the Dallas Mavericks twice, but last year, they were the seventh-fastest team in the league. More possessions equal more missed shots, and Khloe Kardashian's fiancé stands to benefit with career 13.2% offensive rebounding and 17.1% total rebounding rates.

Thompson's depressed price tag might fool you, but keep in mind that he only played 22 minutes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' blowout victory on opening night against the New York Knicks. Since then, he's averaged 6.5 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.5 steals and 1 block per game -- good for 24.2 FanDuel points. When combined with the 217.5-point over/under for the game (second-highest tonight), Thompson has a very good chance to pay off his salary.