5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/22/16
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.
Brandon Jennings, PG, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.2
Brandon Jennings has embraced his backup role and is averaging a respectable 6.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 21.5 minutes on the season. Jennings has only scored in double figures once in his past nine games, but he's averaged 18.6 FanDuel points during that span. The New York Knicks take on the Portland Trail Blazers, who give up the ninth-most points to opposing point guards.
Allen Crabbe, SG, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.6
Allen Crabbe is averaging a career-high 29.3 minutes this season, but his production has been erratic. Crabbe doesn't provide much on the defensive side of the ball with averages of 0.6 steals and 0.3 blocks a game, but he is a streaky shooter who can get hot. The Trail Blazers visit the Knicks, who give up the third-most points and the third-most FanDuel points to opposing shooting guards.
Kent Bazemore, SF, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.8
Kent Bazemore looks to have found his groove as he's riding a five-game streak of double-digit scoring. In his last three games, Bazemore is averaging 14.3 points, 3.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in 30.1 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks host the New Orleans Pelicans, who give up the fourth-most FanDuel points to opposing small forwards.
Nikola Jokic, PF, Denver Nuggets
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.7
Nikola Jokic has been somewhat of a let-down thus far, but he may be starting to show signs of a possible resurgence. In the last two games, Jokic has averaged more points, rebounds, and assists than starter Kenneth Faried with 10 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4 assists in 24.1 minutes. The Denver Nuggets play the Chicago Bulls, who allow the sixth-most FanDuel points to opposing power forwards.
Guillermo Hernangomez, C, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.3
Guillermo "Willy" Hernangomez is expected to see a boost in minutes if Joakim Noah remains out with a lingering illness. In games in which he's played 15-plus minutes, Hernangomez is nearly averaging a double with 9.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. The Knicks host the Trail Blazers, who give up the sixth-most rebounds and the fifth-most FanDuel points to opposing centers.