5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/2/16
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 need 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 in the gaps in your lineup tonight.
Isaiah Canaan, PG, Chicago Bulls
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 12.8
With the knee injury to Michael Carter-Williams, the Chicago Bulls looked to Isaiah Canaan on Halloween night, and he came through with 15 points and 6 assists in 22 minutes. Canaan hasn't played much in the Bulls' first three games, but he has been efficient with per-36 averages of 21.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 2.5 steals. With a boost in playing time, look for Canaan to be a productive backup for Rajon Rondo beginning tonight versus the guard-heavy Boston Celtics.
Jamal Crawford, SG, Los Angeles Clippers
FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.1
The three-time Sixth Man of the Year Award recipient is vying for a fourth, as Jamal Crawford has steadily scored double-digits in each of his first three games with an average of 13.7 points on 10.3 field goal attempts. Crawford has surprisingly only made one three-pointer. However, he has converted 16 of 16 attempts from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers play the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, who lead the league in pace.
Thabo Sefolosha, SF, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.3
Thabo Sefolosha has amassed 10 steals in three games, an average of 3.3 per game, which is an NBA-best. Sefolosha has also put up stats elsewhere with 9.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. The undefeated Atlanta Hawks are projected to win big tonight at home versus the Los Angeles Lakers, who lead the league in turnovers. As 11.5-point favorites, the Hawks, who have a slate-high 109.75-point implied team total, will likely get some players rest but not before they put up numbers on this Lakers squad.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.2
After two inactive games to start the season, Frank Kaminsky had a decent debut on Saturday with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets have only one player averaging more than 11 points per game in Kemba Walker, so Kaminsky's ability to score is very much welcomed. Kaminsky will be playing versus the Philadelphia 76ers, who will be playing their second game of a back-to-back.
Jahlil Okafor, C, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $5,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.2
Jahlil Okafor has played in two measly games this season totaling just 16 points, 7 rebounds, and a block along with 35% shooting from the field. However, he has only played 31 minutes, which equates to a per-36 of 18.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. With Joel Embiid sitting out tonight's game, Okafor has an opportune matchup against a banged up Charlotte Hornets frontline that has allowed the 15th-most FanDuel points to centers among the 20 teams in action tonight.