5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/6/17

Marquese Chriss looks to stay hot 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.

Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.85

Jamal Murray has been sizzling as of late, with an average of 15.8 points in just 25.4 minutes over his last five games. The rookie is in line to get a bump in minutes tonight with news of Emmanuel Mudiay being listed as doubtful. On the year, Murray is averaging 13.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists when logging 20-plus minutes.

Murray owns the third-highest projected value among all point guards playing tonight.

Tyreke Evans, SG, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.1

After a slight hiccup last week, Tyreke Evans looks to regain his footing in the New Orleans Pelicans' rotation. Evans is coming off a promising performance, tallying 15 points and 6 rebounds in 27.2 minutes, the second-most minutes he's logged in a game all season.

Evans is projected to net the eighth-highest FanDuel points among all shooting guards on Monday's slate. The Pelicans play against the Phoenix Suns, who rank first in pace among all teams playing tonight.

P.J. Tucker, SF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.56

P.J. Tucker is coming off an amazing seven-steal game, which extended his theft streak to 12 games. Tucker has topped double figures in five of his last six games and has averaged 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.2 steals over his last five contests.

According to our tools, Tucker is trending as the third-hottest small forward tonight -- he's played 36.24% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.

Marquese Chriss, PF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.62

Marquese Chriss went bonkers in his last game with a career-high of 27 points in just over 24 minutes of play. Chriss has shown flashes of brilliance in his rookie season and is capable of stuffing the stat sheet with his gifted athleticism. Over 19 games in which Chriss has logged 20-plus minutes, he is averaging 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.

Chriss has the fourth-best defense-versus-position rank among all power forwards on tonight's schedule. Furthermore, the matchup between the Pelicans and Suns has the second-highest over/under total at 221 points.

Joffrey Lauvergne, C, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.13

The Oklahoma City Thunder have recently appointed Joffrey Lauvergne to fill the void in the frontcourt. In his second-to-last game, Lauvergne showed that he is a capable scorer by notching a season-high 16 points. He followed up with a seven-point, nine-rebound showing, so he may be in line for more minutes going forward.

Lauvergne owns the fourth-highest projected value among all centers on Monday's busy slate.