5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/3/16

J.R. Smith is taking on the Boston Celtics, a team struggling against opposing shooting guards. Which other low-cost players are worth checking out?

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.

Kris Dunn, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.9

It's only been one game, but Kris Dunn looked great in his first start. In that game, Dunn played 29 minutes and chipped in across the board with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and a whopping 5 steals. Dunn and the Minnesota Timberwolves host the Denver Nuggets, who have given up 53.33 FanDuel points to opposing point guards, which is the most in the league.

J.R. Smith, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.3

J.R. Smith is living behind the three-point line this season, with 36 of his 44 field goal attempts coming from long range. Smith has made 13 three-pointers in four games for an average of 3.3 treys per game, which is tied for sixth-best in the league. Smith will look to keep up that average as the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics, who have given up 47.38 FanDuel points to opposing shooting guards, the second-most in the league.

Wilson Chandler, SF, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.4

Wilson Chandler has been forgotten about amongst the Denver Nuggets youth group, but he's quietly averaged 30.6 minutes off the bench this season, posting 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Though Chandler has been struggling from the three-point line, shooting just 21%, but he continues to create opportunities for himself with per-game attempts of 11 field goals and three free throws. The Nuggets play against the Wolves, who have given up 44.38 FanDuel points to opposing small forwards, the third-most in the league.

Amir Johnson, PF, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.0

Amir Johnson filled in nicely last night for an injured Al Horford, putting up 23 points, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Johnson made 9 of 11 shots from the field, including a bizarre 4 of 4 from the three-point line. With Horford sitting out one more game, look for Johnson to capitalize on his expanded role tonight versus the Cavaliers, but don't expect the same long-range accuracy.

Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.3

Tristan Thompson is making his mark with his rebounding as he's recorded double-digit boards in each of the past three games. While Thompson is only averaging 4.3 points per game, he is tied for fifth in offensive rebounds per game, and he is a big part of the reason why the Cavaliers rank first in offensive efficiency. Thompson will battle a Celtics frontline absent of Horford, and his floor is pretty safe thanks to his work on the glass.