5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/15/16
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.
Malcolm Delaney, PG, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.7
In his rookie season, Malcolm Delaney has been an impressive backup point guard, posting per-game averages of 6.3 points, 3.9 assists and only 1.2 turnovers in 17 minutes per game. Delaney ranks sixth in rookie usage rate and is being tasked to fill the reserve role left vacant by now-leading point man Dennis Schroder. The Atlanta Hawks play the Miami Heat, who have lost five straight and are playing the second game of a back-to-back set.
Randy Foye, SG, Brooklyn Nets
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 12.5
In his last game, Randy Foye recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in a season-high 29 minutes versus the league's top-ranked defensive team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Tonight, Foye hopes to fare better with similar minutes versus the Los Angeles Lakers, who allow the most points and the fourth-most FanDuel points to opposing shooting guards. The Brooklyn Nets will welcome back Brook Lopez into their lineup, which will help tremendously on the offensive side of the ball.
Brandon Ingram, SF, Los Angeles Lakers
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.8
Brandon Ingram has yet to showcase his breakout game, but he is getting close thanks to ample opportunities early in his rookie season. Over the past six games, Ingram is averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 25.8 minutes. The Lakers take on the Nets, who rank second in pace are playing the second game of a back-to-back set. Ingram could be in line for a big outing.
Nikola Mirotic, PF, Chicago Bulls
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.9
Nikola Mirotic figures to see an increased workload tonight with Doug McDermott not traveling with the team due to a concussion setback. Mirotic is coming off a near-perfect shooting game in which he scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, both season highs. The Chicago Bulls play at the Portland Trail Blazers, who give up the fifth-most FanDuel points to opposing power forwards.
Lucas Nogueira, C, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 8.1
Lucas Nogueira has only played four games this season, but he has logged 20-plus minutes in each of them. Nogueira has been a strong contributor off the bench, averaging 8.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.8 steals in 25.8 minutes per game. The Brazilian has been instrumental in the Toronto Raptors current three-game winning streak, averaging 29 FanDuel points in that span. The Raptors visit the Cleveland Cavaliers, who give up the most rebounds and the fourth-most blocks to opposing centers.