5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 12/7/16
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.
Marcus Smart, PG, Boston Celtics
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.54
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.22
With Isaiah Thomas unavailable tonight, Marcus Smart will be getting the start and could see a big increase in usage rate. Over 11 games in which Smart has played 30-plus minutes, he averaged 9.2 points, 5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Tim Hardaway Jr., SG, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 15.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.04
Tim Hardaway Jr. will be starting tonight in place of Kent Bazemore, who is dealing with a knee injury. Hardaway Jr. is a very capable scorer, but he doesn't do much else. He is averaging 14.8 points, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers made over his last five games.
Aaron Gordon, SF, Orlando Magic
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.06
Through 22 games, Aaron Gordon hasn't blossomed the way many thought he would this season, but he is still on pace set career marks in minutes, points, and three-pointers made. Over his past three games, Gordon is averaging 13 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in 25.2 minutes.
The Magic play at home versus the Celtics, who offer the third-best matchup to opposing small forwards among teams playing tonight.
Dwight Powell, PF, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.91
With Andrew Bogut projected to miss extended time, Dwight Powell could continue to step up in a big way. In his past two games, Powell is averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds in just over 30 minutes per game.
Kyle O'Quinn, C, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.18
Kyle O'Quinn has done a serviceable job all season with averages of 5.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in just 14.5 minutes of play. Even with the return of Joakim Noah, O'Quinn has played well, as he's averaging 12 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks in 24 minutes over his last three games.