5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/2/17

Michael Carter-Williams looks to capitalize on a prime opportunity running with the Bulls. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot in DFS 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.

Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Chicago Bulls

FanDuel Price: $4,100
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.25

With Rajon Rondo officially in the doghouse, the biggest beneficiary is Michael Carter-Williams. Carter-Williams has only played in seven games all season, but he is back healthy and prepared to take on a bigger role. In his past three games, Carter-Williams is averaging 6.7 points, 5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.

Carter-Williams has the third-highest projected value among all point guards on Mondays's slate and should return value, per our projections.

Sean Kilpatrick, SG, Brooklyn Nets

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.67

Jeremy Lin is still not ready to get back on the court, which means continued opportunities for Sean Kilpatrick. In his last four games, Kilpatrick is averaging 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.2 three-pointers.

According to our tools, Kilpatrick is trending as the second-hottest shooting guard on tonight's slate -- over his last five games, he is playing 34.84% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night.

Dante Cunningham, SF, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.08

Tony Snell has quietly been logging a career-high 29.3 minutes, which has led to career-best marks across the board. Though Snell is not known to light up the scoreboard, he has drained 9 three-pointers in his last two games and has averaged 14 points over his last three contests.

Cunningham has the third-highest projected value at the small forward position among all teams playing tonight.

Taj Gibson, PF, Chicago Bulls

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.21

Taj Gibson has been off with his shot recently, making just 29% from the field in his past two games. Despite his struggles, Gibson is still managing to average 10.5 points and 5 rebounds during that span, and will look to bounce back versus a banged-up Charlotte Hornets frontcourt.

Since he's projected to score the ninth-highest FanDuel points at his position tonight, he's worth considering as a value play.

Montrezl Harrell, C, Houston Rockets

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 29.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.48

Montrezl Harrell is proving to be a force on the offensive end, as he's averaged 8 made field goals in 10.5 attempts over his past two games. During that span, Harrell is averaging 21 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 31.5 minutes.

Harrell boasts the highest projected value among all players on tonight's jam-packed slate.