5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/3/17

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.

Yogi Ferrell, PG, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.13

Yogi Ferrell has put on an impressive showing since becoming the Dallas Mavericks' starting point guard. Over his three starts, he's averaging 13 points, 5 assists, and 2.3 steals in a whopping 37 minutes per game. After coming off an abysmal 3-of-13 shooting night, Ferrell will look to bounce back against the Portland Trail Blazers, who rank sixth in defensive efficiency.

Ferrell owns the second-highest projected value among all point guards playing tonight.

Malachi Richardson, SG, Sacramento Kings

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.84

Due to yet another injury hampering the Sacramento Kings, rookie Malachi Richardson is getting his shot. Richardson is coming off a career-high 19.3 minutes, a game in which he scored 8 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. The Kings are running with the Phoenix Suns tonight, who are third in pace among all teams on Friday's slate, so Richardson could be in line to set more career highs.

He also owns the second-highest projected value among all shooting guards suiting up tonight. Priced at minimum salary, Richardson is worth considering as a punt option.

Jaylen Brown, SF, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.88

Jaylen Brown has seen his production drop over his past two games with averages of just 6 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal. However, Brown is still seeing ample opportunities sans Avery Bradley, and he could put up decent value against the Los Angeles Lakers, who rank last in defensive efficiency.

Brown is tied with the fourth-best defense-versus-position rank among all small forwards on tonight's schedule. Furthermore, the Boston Celtics have Friday's highest implied total with 116.5 points.

Lucas Nogueira, PF, Toronto Raptors

FanDuel Price: $4,100
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.11

Lucas Nogueira is back to his blocking ways, as he's recorded a block in seven straight games, good for an average of 2.4 per night. Nogueira has also done well in other categories during that span, with averages of 8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 75% field goal percentage.

According to our tools, Nogueira is trending as the hottest power forward tonight -- he's played 50.07% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.

Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 30.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.26

Clint Capela is coming off a 22-point effort, tied for a season-high. He has been beasting over his last six games, with averages of 14.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23 minutes. Capela is averaging 9.7 field goal attempts during the same span while converting an extremely efficient 64% on those shots.

Capela boasts the highest projected value among all players on Friday's busy slate.