5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/7/17
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.
Spencer Dinwiddie, PG, Brooklyn Nets
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 15.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.26
After an impressive finish in the last week of January, a span in which he scored in double figures in five straight games, Spencer Dinwiddie is off to a rocky start in the current month. However, Dinwiddie is still getting minutes, playing an average of 22.6 minutes over his last three games. During that span, Dinwiddie is recording 7.7 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Dinwiddie owns the fourth-highest projected value among all point guards playing tonight. Priced at near-minimum salary, he is worth considering as a punt option.
Sean Kilpatrick, SG, Brooklyn Nets
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.14
Sean Kilpatrick is showing signs of his early-season self, and he's coming off back-to-back 18-point outings while averaging 28.9 minutes in those two contests. As long as he finds time on the court, Kilpatrick is capable of putting up numbers -- when logging 20-plus minutes this season, Kilpatrick is averaging 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
Kilpatrick is projected to net the sixth-highest FanDuel points among all shooting guards on Tuesday's slate.
Marco Belinelli, SF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.34
Marco Belinelli still finds consistent time on the court despite being in the second-team lineup. Over his past 10 games, Belinelli is averaging 24.8 minutes and putting up 12.2 points and 2.2 assists per game. When given extra minutes, Belinelli is capable of producing as he's averaging 16.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the five games this season in which he has played 30-plus minutes.
Belinelli is tied for the best defense-versus-position rank among all small forwards on tonight's schedule.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.29
Frank Kaminsky notched a career-high 24 points last week in just under 24 minutes. He has strung together an impressive three-game streak, averaging 16.3 points per game. During that span, Kaminsky is also tallying 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers in 26.7 minutes.
Kaminsky is tied for the best defense-versus-position rank among all power forwards on Tuesday's mini slate. Furthermore, the Charlotte Hornets have the second-highest implied total tonight with 114.5 points.
Bismack Biyombo, C, Orlando Magic
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 15.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.4
Bismack Biyombo has seen his average playing time shrink steadily since the new year, but he is coming off a 24.5-minute game in which he recorded 3 blocks. Biyombo still retains stellar per-36 averages this season of 9.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks. Against a high-powered Houston Rockets offense, Biyombo's defensive presence may be called upon.
The Orlando Magic's matchup with Houston features the highest over/under tonight at 223 points. Also, the matchup features the biggest spread at 11.5 points, so Biyombo could return decent value if he plays in potential garbage time.