5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 12/20/16

With Clint Capela on the shelf, Montrezl Harrell could see a rise in fantasy value beginning tonight. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot?

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.

Shelvin Mack, PG, Utah Jazz

FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.02

Though Dante Exum has been the interim starter in place of George Hill, it is Shelvin Mack who has been the better fantasy option. Mack has quietly been on a tear in his last five games, averaging 12.2 points, 4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.5 minutes during that span.

Mack offers a great value for his price point as he boasts the highest projected value among point guards playing tonight.

Gary Harris, SG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.87

Welcome back to Gary Harris, who finally appears healthy after logging three straight games of 30-plus minutes. Since his most recent return, Harris is averaging an impressive 19.3 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.7 steals in 31.9 minutes over his last three games.

Harris will look to continue his productive play, and he is projected to score the 10th-most FanDuel points among shooting guards on tonight's slate.

Marco Belinelli, SF, Charlotte Hornets

FanDuel Price: $4,100
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.59

Even with the return of Marvin Williams, Marco Belinelli has been able to hold his own. Belinelli is riding a five-game hot streak. In that stretch, he's scored in double figures each game, and he's averaging 15 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 52% shooting from the field.

Belinelli and the Charlotte Hornets host the Los Angeles Lakers, who offer the second-best matchup to opposing small forwards tonight.

Montrezl Harrell, PF, Houston Rockets

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.61

Montrezl Harrell figures to be the biggest beneficiary from the unfortunate injury news concerning Clint Capela. In four games in which Harrell has played 20-plus minutes, he has averaged 11.8 points, 8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.

Harrell's expected output has catapulted as he's projected with the highest value among power forwards playing tonight.

Guillermo Hernangomez, C, New York Knicks

FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.36

Don't look now, but third-stringer Guillermo "Willy" Hernangomez is averaging a double-double over his past three games. With an average of 10.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in just 23 minutes per game during that span, Hernangomez is staking his claim in the New York Knicks' frontcourt.

The Knicks face off with the Indiana Pacers, who are playing the second game of a back-to-back set and offer the fifth-best matchup to opposing centers.