5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 12/7/16

If there are some high-priced studs in your NBA DFS lineup tonight, check out these value plays to fill out your squad.

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.

The Boston Celtics play against the Orlando Magic, who are playing the second game of a back-to-back and just gave up 71 points to the starting backcourt of the Washington Wizards.

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.

The Atlanta Hawks host the Miami Heat, whose roster still remains thin without reliable perimeter defenders Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson.

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.

With Dirk Nowitzki missing his sixth straight game tonight, Powell will have the green light as the Dallas Mavericks play the Sacramento Kings, who rank seventh-worst in defensive efficiency.

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.

The New York Knicks host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who offer the eighth-best matchup to opposing centers among teams playing tonight.