5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/24/17

Nerlens Noel looks to thrive as the 76ers' healthiest big man. 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.

Patrick Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.19

Tony Parker will not be playing for the fourth straight game, which means a healthy chunk of the San Antonio Spurs' backcourt minutes will once again go to Patrick "Patty" Mills. Mills is coming off a highly-efficient game, scoring 20 points with 4 three-pointers in just over 20 minutes.

The point guard owns the highest projected value among those at his position, making him worthy of consideration for those in need of value.

Alec Burks, SG, Utah Jazz

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 11.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.13

After missing the first 34 games, Alec Burks has slowly worked his way into game shape. Burks has averaged 22 minutes over his last two games, scoring 13 points in each. With Rodney Hood still out of commission, Burks will continue to see opportunities.

The Utah Jazz are playing the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, who offer the best matchup to opposing shooting guards on tonight's slate.

P.J. Tucker, SF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.13

Amid trade rumors, P.J. Tucker has continued to play a ton, averaging 31.2 minutes over his last four games. During that same span, the small forward has tallied 9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2 steals.

According to our tools, Tucker is trending as the sixth-hottest player among small forwards on Tuesday slate -- he's played 31.94% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.

Nerlens Noel, PF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.31

With Joel Embiid taking the night off and Jahlil Okafor being listed as questionable, it's looking like Nerlens Noel will receive a major boost. Over six games in which Noel has logged 20-plus minutes, he has averaged 9.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.7 steals.

Though the Philadelphia 76ers have an implied total of just 100 points against the Los Angeles Clippers, Noel owns the highest projected value among all power forwards and is worth your consideration.

Robin Lopez, C, Chicago Bulls

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.14

Robin Lopez has had a nice stretch of games lately, even topping 20 points last week for the first time this season. Over his last five games, Lopez has averaged 11.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2 blocks in 30.7 minutes.

The big man has the third-highest DvP Rank among centers tonight and is projected to return 5x value on his salary.