5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 11/30/16
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.
Wade Baldwin, PG, Memphis Grizzlies
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 12.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.63
Wade Baldwin IV will see a major boost in minutes due to the back injury suffered by Mike Conley. Baldwin has been in and out of the Memphis Grizzlies lineup, but in four games in which he's played 20-plus minutes, he is averaging 6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.
The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Toronto Raptors, who offer the seventh-best matchup to opposing point guards among teams playing tonight. Expect Baldwin's ownership to be up, but he's a great cash-game play at this price.
Wesley Matthews, SG, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.47
Wesley Matthews will have more shots at the hoop with news of Dirk Nowitzki being out three more games. Matthews has found his groove during his last seven games, with an average of 15.6 points with 3.6 three-pointers on 49% shooting from behind the arc in that span.
The Dallas Mavericks host the San Antonio Spurs, who offer the third-best matchup to opposing shooting guards among teams playing tonight.
Marcus Morris, SF, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.41
Marcus Morris has been aggressive with the ball all season. He leads his Detroit Pistons in average field goal attempts with 13.3 per game, a career-high mark. After a brief three-game skid in mid-November, Morris is averaging 14.8 points and 3.3 rebounds over his last six games.
The Detroit Pistons play the Boston Celtics, who offer the third-best matchup to opposing small forwards among teams playing tonight.
Nikola Mirotic, PF, Chicago Bulls
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.13
Ten days ago, Nikola Mirotic finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds versus the Los Angeles Lakers, the same opponent he will be facing tonight. In that game, Mirotic benefitted from the absence of Dwyane Wade, who will be a game-time decision due to a tooth operation.
The Chicago Bulls host the Lakers, who offer the third-best matchup to opposing power forwards among teams playing tonight.
Tarik Black, C, Los Angeles Lakers
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 14.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.99
Tarik Black has averaged more playing time than starter Timofey Mozgov in the past two games, getting an average of 5.5 more minutes per game. Black has been a consistent contributor, as well, posting at least 5 points and 5 rebounds in the past five games. Over that span, Black is averaging 7.6 points and 5.8 rebounds while pitching in a block per game.
The Lakers visit the Bulls, who offer the second-best matchup to opposing centers among teams playing tonight.