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

Emmanuel Mudiay leads the Denver Nuggets in usage rate, and he will probably be overshadowed by two big-time point guards on tonight's slate.

We have plenty of NBA studs on tap tonight for daily fantasy purposes, but to fit more than one on your FanDuel team, you need 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.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $5,900

Why He Will Be Overlooked:

The stars are on display tonight with Mr. Triple-Double, Russell Westbrook ($12,200), a temptingly-priced Stephen Curry ($8,600) and Kyrie Irving ($7,800). At the same price point, Elfrid Payton ($6,200) is coming off a big game, and Kris Dunn ($4,900) will be looked at for lower-cost value.

Why You Should Consider Him:

With Jamal Murray ($3,500) likely to start for an injured Will Barton, Emmanuel Mudiay might even go overlooked in his own backcourt -- but perhaps he shouldn't. Already leading his team with a 27.9% usage rate, Mudiay's usage skyrockets to 35.7%, per NBAwowy, with Barton off the court.

The Denver Nuggets are playing at the fifth-fastest pace early in the season. Given that Mudiay is playing 33 minutes per night, the volume is there. In his past two games, he has posted 32.8 FanDuel points per game.

Our projections have Mudiay as the third-best value at point guard tonight, pegging him for 31.1 FanDuel points. With a potential increase in usage while trying to keep up with the high-flying Minnesota Timberwolves, Mudiay has the ability to set your lineup apart.

Serge Ibaka, PF, Orlando Magic

FanDuel Price: $5,600

Why He Will Be Overlooked:

We have many options in the same price range, all of whom are in higher-scoring matchups, according to Vegas. Gorgui Dieng ($6,500), Thaddeus Young ($6,200), Nikola Jokic ($5,900) and Jabari Parker ($5,800) should vulture ownership -- not only from Ibaka, but each other.

Why You Should Consider Him:

Serge Ibaka started off slowly this season, but he has picked things up in his past couple outings. Over the past two outings, Ibaka has averaged 28.9 FanDuel points in 31.5 minutes per game with a 21.7% usage rate. The Orlando Magic have spread the ball around pretty evenly thus far, but if they look to take advantage of matchups, Serge might be the benefactor tonight.

Per Nylon Calculus, the Sacramento Kings were the eighth-worst at defending the power forward position last year. Matt Barnes was inserted into the starting lineup, and while Barnes was an above average defender at small forward, Ibaka would have a distinct size and height advantage in this case. This would be key, because Ibaka has been drawing more fouls and getting to the line as a result with 12 attempts in each of his past two games.

Our projections see Serge Ibaka netting 30.1 FanDuel points tonight. Add in his ceiling-busting blocked shot ability, and Ibaka could be in for a big game.

Greg Monroe, C, Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel Price: $5,600

Why He Will Be Overlooked:

DeMarcus Cousins ($9,600) and Karl-Anthony Towns ($8,600) should be the most popular plays at center tonight while eyes will be on Steven Adams ($5,300) in the night’s premier high-scoring matchup in the same price range. Meanwhile, playing time for Greg Monroe has been unpredictable thus far while coming off the bench..

Why You Should Consider Him:

On Tuesday, Monroe's ownership checked in at 2.7%, and we can use this to take advantage of the attention other centers will receive tonight. His opponent, the Indiana Pacers, sport the ninth-fastest pace this year, leading to the second-highest over/under on tonight's slate (212.5).

Monroe has been tremendously efficient when on the court, averaging 1.29 FanDuel points per minute with a nice 25.4% usage rate. His likely counterpart, Al Jefferson, has been pretty bad defensively this year, sporting a 109 defensive rating per 100 possessions, according to Basketball Reference. The biggest obstacle holding back Greg Monroe so far has been his court time. He is seeing only 21 minutes per game, making him a bit risky.

Fast-paced game? Check. Matchup? Check. Efficient production with high usage? Check. Low-ownership? Check. All that is missing is opportunity. If Monroe sees 25-plus minutes tonight, he has the potential for a very nice game.