5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 12/5/16
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 on Monday.
Jerian Grant, PG, Chicago Bulls
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.34
The Chicago Bulls play the Portland Trail Blazers, a team in which Grant played his best game earlier this season against, scoring 18 points and snatching 5 steals in a morale-boosting win for the Bulls.
Gerald Henderson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.41
Gerald Henderson will look to capitalize on the absence of Robert Covington, who will be missing the next three games. In five games in which he's played 30-plus minutes, Henderson is averaging 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
Sam Dekker, SF, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.93
Sam Dekker has already been playing well recently, but could produce even more if Trevor Ariza misses tonight's game due to back spasms. In the past three games, Dekker is averaging 12.7 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 27 minutes.
Trey Lyles, PF, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.48
Jusuf Nurkic, C, Denver Nuggets
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.63
Jusuf Nurkic has been in a slump, but much of that has to do with his limited minutes. Over nine games in which Nurkic has played less than 20 minutes, he is averaging 4.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks. On the flip side, when he's on the floor for over 20 minutes, those averages increase to 13.5 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks.
With fellow big man Nikola Jokic missing the next three games and the Denver Nuggets facing a team that doesn't defend opposing centers well like the Philadelphia 76ers, Nurkic could see a boost in his production.