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

Robert Covington looks to build on a season-high performance. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot tonight?

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.

Jordan Clarkson, PG, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.7

Jordan Clarkson has found his groove over the past four games, with averages of 13.8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Thanks to the growth of point guard D'Angelo Russell, Clarkson is averaging a career-low 2.3 assists per game this season, but is setting per-36 career-highs of 18.2 points on 16.8 field goal attempts.

The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Philadelphia 76ers, who offer the fourth-best matchup to opposing point guards among teams playing tonight.

Gerald Henderson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.84

It's been a rocky road for Gerald Henderson this year, as he's had to adjust to different lineups on a game-by-game basis. However, he is coming off a 16-point output and may need to step up with both Dario Saric and Joel Embiid on the fence tonight. Embiid is questionable, and Saric is probable.

At the minimum salary, Henderson offers a lot of upside and is projected with the highest value among shooting guards playing tonight.

Robert Covington, SF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $5,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.88

Robert Covington is showing signs of high-level consistency, as he's averaging 16.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, and a steal over his past three games. He is coming off a 26-point, 12-rebound performance, both season-highs, and could look to keep it rolling with trigger-happy big man Embiid questionable to play tonight.

Covington is projected to amass the seventh-highest FanDuel points among tonight's small forwards.

Omri Casspi, PF, Sacramento Kings

FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.6

Omri Casspi has been on fire over his past five games, averaging 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2 assists. Over that span, he's also been shooting 56% from both the field and three-point line.

The Sacramento Kings have the second-lowest implied total tonight, but with Rudy Gay being doubtful and not expected to play tonight, Casspi will have a decent opportunity to fill up the stat sheet.

John Henson, C, Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.07

John Henson is on an impressive block streak, having swatted multiple shots in 10 of his last 11 games. Henson hasn't been able to get to the free throw line lately, which has hindered his point output, but as a starter this season, he is averaging a commendable 9.4 points on 52% shooting from the field.

Henson has the sixth-highest projected value among centers playing tonight and will play the Chicago Bulls for the second time in a row. In yesterday's game, Henson recorded 4 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 26.4 minutes.