5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/23/17
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.
Patrick Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.05
Tony Parker will not be playing against the Brooklyn Nets, which means a healthy chunk of the San Antonio Spurs' backcourt minutes will likely go to Patrick "Patty" Mills. Mills is coming off 13-point game with 3 three-pointers and 5 assists in 30.7 minutes.
Dejounte Murray, SG, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.96
Dejounte Murray has been lights out in his last three games, shooting 65% from the field on 26 shot attempts. If we want to shrink the sample size to his past two games, the shooting guard is averaging 19 points and 4 assists in 28.3 minutes. Like Mills, Murray should see a bump in playing time because of Parker's absence.
Murray is projected with the highest overall value among all players on tonight's slate. The Spurs have an implied total of 114.5 points, which is the second-highest among all teams. Still priced at near-minimum salary, Murray could return great value for the third straight game.
Joe Ingles, SF, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.94
With Rodney Hood remaining out of the lineup because of an injured knee, Joe Ingles has seized his opportunity. Despite coming off a woeful 6-point performance (1-of-6 shooting from the field), Ingles has peppered the box score over his last three games with averages of 8.3 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.7 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers in 34.7 minutes
According to our tools, Ingles is trending as the third-hottest player among small forwards on Monday's slate, as he's played 53.8% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games. He's projected to score the 10th-most FanDuel points among small forwards on tonight's star-studded slate, so he may be worthy as a flier.
Ryan Anderson, PF, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.77
Before being hit with the illness bug that's been spreading across the league, Ryan Anderson was on a hot streak from deep, averaging 2.8 three-pointers made over his previous six games. Anderson is reported to be starting on Monday, so he will look to rekindle his hot hand.
The Rockets take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who offer the third-best matchup to opposing power forwards. Furthermore, their matchup has a projected over/under of 224 points, which is the highest among all games tonight.
Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.48
After being eased back into the rotation over the past week, Clint Capela will be re-inserted into the starting lineup tonight. Though his production has been sporadic in the points column, he's still managed to average 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in just 15.9 minutes over his past three games.
The Rockets have the highest implied total on today's slate with 114.75 points and Capela is projected with the fifth-best DvP Rank among all centers playing tonight.