5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 12/19/16

C.J. Miles looks to take advantage of a depleted Pacers team. 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.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $5,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.92

Emmanuel Mudiay has been lights-out over his past three games, with 58% shooting from the field and 64% from the three-point line. That's leading to averages of 16.3 points, 2.3 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 28 minutes of play.

Mudiay and the Denver Nuggets have the third-highest pace and implied total among teams playing tonight.

Seth Curry, SG, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 12.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 2.87

After missing the first week of December with a knee injury, Seth Curry has scored 10-plus points in three of his last four games. Over his most recent two games, Curry posted identical outputs of 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 three-pointers on consecutive occasions.

The Dallas Mavericks play the Nuggets, who offer the best matchup to opposing shooting guards from today's slate, so Curry has an opportunity to keep his hot streak going.

C.J. Miles, SF, Indiana Pacers

FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.83

C.J. Miles will have more chances at the hoop with both Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey not suiting up. Over his past four games, Miles is averaging 10.3 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.3 three-pointers made.

With the eighth-highest projected value among small forwards on Monday, he offers great value for his price point.

Markieff Morris, PF, Washington Wizards

FanDuel Price: $5,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 27.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.41

Markieff Morris is coming off an impressive 23-point, 9-rebound performance against one of the NBA's top defenses. There have been five instances in which Morris has played the second game of a back-to-back set, and he has averaged 14.4 points and 7.6 rebounds in them.

The power forward is projected to score the fifth-most FanDuel points among all power forwards playing tonight.

Al Jefferson, C, Indiana Pacers

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.3

Al Jefferson has done an efficient job off the bench, with per-36 averages of 18.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks per game. He's coming off back-to-back games playing 17-plus minutes and putting up averages of 11 points and 7 rebounds.

The Pacers will face off against the Wizards, who allow the highest effective field goal percentage to opponents among Monday night's slate.