5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/11/17
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.
D.J. Augustin, PG, Orlando Magic
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.85
Elfrid Payton is listed as questionable for tonight, which means D.J. Augustin could log the majority of backcourt minutes for the third-straight game. In his past two games, Augustin is averaging 12.5 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2.5 three-pointers in 28.5 minutes off the bench.
Augustin has the third-highest projected value among all point guards tonight and, at a near-minimum salary, may be worthy as a flier.
J.J. Redick, SG, Los Angeles Clippers
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.08
The 11th-year veteran J.J. Redick has been blazing hot all season long, as he's attempting (7.8) and converting (3.4) the most number of three-pointers in his career on a per-36-minute basis. Over his last four games, Redick is averaging 21.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 three-pointers in 34.2 minutes.
Because he's projected to score the seventh-highest FanDuel points at his position tonight, he's worth considering as a value play.
Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 14.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.26
With high flyer Zach LaVine doubtful to play, Shabazz Muhammad could get a lot more run versus the Houston Rockets, who have the highest pace among teams playing tonight. Over nine games in which Muhammad has logged 20-plus minutes, he is averaging 11.8 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Nerlens Noel, PF, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.45
Despite a heavily-stacked frontcourt on the Philadelphia 76ers, Nerlens Noel is finding a way to be relevant in a limited role. Over his past five games, Noel is averaging just 20.4 minutes but has put up numbers of 10.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.
Noel owns the third-highest projected value among all power forwards and could once again produce at an efficient rate.
Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.65
The Boston Celtics are playing the second game of a back-to-back, which could mean more rest for the starters and more minutes for Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk has played well with all-around contributions -- over his past three games, he is averaging 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3.3 assists.
According to our tools, Olynyk is trending as the hottest player among all centers on Wednesday's slate. He's playing 68.4% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.