5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/18/16

Maurice Harkless should keep getting reliable minutes for the Blazers. Which other low-cost players are in a good spot?

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.

Cory Joseph, PG, Toronto Raptors

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 14.3

Cory Joseph is coming off a season-high in points (14) in 22 minutes. The Toronto Raptors take on the Denver Nuggets, who allow the most FanDuel points and third-most assists to point guards. The Raptors have the fifth-highest implied team total of the night at 108.75 and will have a boost in pace, as the Nuggets average 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes compared to 95.2 for the Raptors.

Danny Green, SG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.2

Danny Green has been back healthy for three games and played 28 minutes on Wednesday. The San Antonio Spurs play the Los Angeles Lakers, who give up second-most points and fourth-most FanDuel points to opposing shooting guards. The Lakers play at the fourth-fastest pace among teams in action, giving the Spurs (the third-slowest) extra possessions.

Maurice Harkless, SF, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.3

Maurice Harkless has scored 20 or more FanDuel points in six of his past seven games. He also played at least 29 minutes in six of those seven. Tonight, the Portland Trail Blazers visit the New Orleans Pelicans, who give up third-most FanDuel points and sixth-most rebounds to opposing small forwards. We project Harkless for 25.3 FanDuel points, more than 5 points per $1,000 in salary.

Enes Kanter, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.0

Enes Kanter's Oklahoma City Thunder have a chance at a big lead tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. They're favored by 9.5 points and have an implied team total of 113.5, trailing just the Golden State Warriors tonight.

Still, against the Nets, who give up the most points and the most FanDuel points to opposing power forwards, Kanter should produce at just $4,700 while he's on the floor.

Omer Asik, C, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 10.9

Omer Asik doesn't do much offensively, but he can rebound. The real reason you'd want to play him is that Alexis Ajinca and Anthony Davis are questionable tonight and the Blazers give up third-most FanDuel points and the second-most rebounds to opposing centers. If both sit, then Asik opens up a lot of roster space for extra stars.