5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/3/17

Jusuf Nurkic has hit rock-bottom salary and could return decent value in a high-scoring matchup. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot for Tuesday's NBA DFS contests?

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.

Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.7

Just when it seemed like Patrick Mills was beginning to take over point guard duties for the San Antonio Spurs, veteran Tony Parker is reminding us he is still alive and balling. Over his past three games, Parker has averaged 20 points and 4.7 assists in just 27.6 minutes.

Parker has the seventh-highest projected value among all point guards on Tuesday's slate given his opportunity.

Gary Harris, SG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.08

Gary Harris has been contributing high-level production since coming back from injury, as he's averaged a value of 5.16 in nine games. Over his past three games, he's averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1 steal in 31.3 minutes of play.

That streak is projected to continue, as we have him scoring the eight-most FanDuel points at his position on Tuesday. Keep riding this hot streak at this price point.

Jae Crowder, SF, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Price: $5,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.01

With Avery Bradley not being 100% and Marcus Smart questionable, Jae Crowder may be tasked to step up. Crowder has been flashing his outside touch lately, with an average of 2.8 three-pointers made over his last four games, and is averaging 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists during that time.

According to our tools, Crowder is trending as the second-hottest small forward on tonight's slate. Over his last five games, he is playing 79.67% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night.

Jon Leuer, PF, Detroit Pistons

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.33

Jon Leuer has been frustratingly inconsistent since becoming a starter for the Detroit Pistons, with point totals of 8, 13, 9, 22, and 2 in 5 games. On the bright side, the power forward is averaging 30.9 minutes over that same span, which has resulted in 22.6 FanDuel points per contest.

His projected value of 5.33 on Tuesday is the highest among all power forwards anticipated to play on the slate.

Jusuf Nurkic, C, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.83

Jusuf Nurkic has finally come out of hibernation, as he's averaged nearly 20 minutes over his last two games after sitting on the sidelines for four. Though Nurkic still isn't starting, it looks as though he is trending toward more playing time and is coming off a performance in which he poured in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Denver Nuggets are facing the Sacramento Kings, a game with the highest over/under of the night (216). The Nuggets also have the highest implied total with 109.5 points, and at nearly the minimum salary, Nurkic is worthy of consideration.