5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 1/26/17

Derrick Favors presents great value in an ideal matchup. 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.

Pierre Jackson, PG, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.56

Deron Williams is sounding iffy to play tonight, which means rookie Pierre Jackson is expected to play major minutes in the Dallas Mavericks' backcourt. Jackson started the second half last night against the New York Knicks and totaled 24.4 minutes, easily his career-high. The point guard is averaging 7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4 assists in 21.3 minutes over his last two games.

Jackson is projected to net the fifth-most FanDuel points among point guards on tonight's small slate.

Gary Harris, SG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.99

After missing three games due to an ankle injury, Gary Harris is back in the Denver Nuggets' rotation. Harris has been enjoying a career year with averages of 12.7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists, and those have jumped to 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over his last two games.

Harris has the fourth-highest projected value among all shooting guards tonight. Furthermore, the Nuggets have the highest implied total with 119 points against the Phoenix Suns.

C.J. Miles, SF, Indiana Pacers

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.03

Monta Ellis is listed as probable tonight, but he's been sluggish on offense over his past four games. C.J. Miles is coming off a season-high 34.1 minutes played and could see another bump in playing time if Ellis is limited.

Miles has a per-36 averages of 17.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.3 three-pointers this season and boasts the second-highest value among all players on Thursday's slate. Priced at minimum salary, he's worth considering as a low-risk flier.

Derrick Favors, PF, Utah Jazz

FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.19

Though Rudy Gobert is having a stellar year for the Utah Jazz, Derrick Favors has remained relevant playing with reduced run on the court. Over his past three games, the power forward is averaging 12 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in 25.2 minutes.

Favors owns the highest DvP Rank among all power forwards on tonight's slate. The Jazz will face the Los Angeles Lakers, who offer the highest effective field goal percentage to opponents among teams playing tonight.

Al Jefferson, C, Indiana Pacers

FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 14.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.78

Al Jefferson has been a quiet beast all season long with per-36 averages of 20.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. Though he hasn't logged 20-plus minutes in a game since November of last year, he's still producing at a highly efficient rate. Over his last four games, Jefferson is averaging 15 points and 4 rebounds in just 16.7 minutes.

According to our tools, Jefferson is trending as the second-hottest player among centers playing tonight -- he's played 39.21% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.