5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/8/17
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.
Jerian Grant, PG, Chicago Bulls
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.54
Jerian Grant has played sparingly since becoming the starting point guard for the Chicago Bulls. Over the past seven games, Grant is averaging 7.9 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in just 21.2 minutes. With news of Dwyane Wade being a game-time call due to illness and Jimmy Butler being ruled out, Grant could see more time on the court tonight.
Grant owns the second-highest projected value among all point guards playing tonight. Priced at near-minimum salary, he is worth considering as a punt option.
J.J. Redick, SG, Los Angeles Clippers
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.13
The Los Angeles Clippers are in dire need of a win after having lost five of their last six games. J.J. Redick has lost some shot attempts since the return of Blake Griffin, but he is still managing to be an offensive asset. Over his last three games, Redick is averaging 11.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and a steal.
Redick owns the third-best defense-versus-position rank among all shooting guards on tonight's schedule.
James Ennis, SF, Memphis Grizzlies
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.59
Ennis has the highest projected value among all small forwards on Wednesday's slate. The Memphis Grizzlies take on the Phoenix Suns, who are the third-worst in defensive efficiency tonight, so Ennis could put up decent production.
Larry Nance Jr., PF, Los Angeles Lakers
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.25
Larry Nance Jr. has shown up for the Los Angeles Lakers, as he's seen his minutes steadily rise over his last four games. Nance Jr. has recorded 3 steals in each of his last three games and has also averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists during that same span.
According to our tools, Nance Jr. is trending as the hottest power forward tonight -- he's played 71.69% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over his last five games.
Dewayne Dedmon, C, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.63
Dewayne Dedmon will continue to see a bump in playing time today, as Pau Gasol will miss another game due to his hand injury. Over 11 games in which Dedmon has logged 20-plus minutes, he is averaging 8.1 points, 9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. The last time Dedmon faced off versus the Philadelphia 76ers, he tallied 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Dedmon boasts the highest projected value among all players on tonight's busy slate.