5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/10/17

Juan Hernangomez will step up for an injured Kenneth Faried in what is projected to be a high-scoring 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.

Tyus Jones, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $4,100
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.53

While rookie Kris Dunn has been out due to a hand injury, sophomore Tyus Jones has seized extra playing time in the Minnesota Timberwolves' backcourt, averaging 27.7 minutes over his last three games. During that span, Jones is putting up a serviceable 6.7 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals per game.

Jones boasts the highest projected value among all point guards playing tonight.

Wayne Ellington, SG, Miami Heat

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.64

Dion Waiters has already been ruled out for tonight's game, which will mean a surplus in minutes for Wayne Ellington. Ellington started in place of Waiters in his last game, and is coming off a 17-point performance which included 5-of-8 shooting from deep range. In 11 starts this season, he's averaging 12.1 points, 2.1 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers.

Ellington owns the best defense-versus-position rank among all shooting guards on tonight's schedule. At near-minimum salary, he is worth considering as a flier.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF, Brooklyn Nets

FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.2

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is coming off his second double-double of the season, after recording 13 points and 11 rebounds in just under 31 minutes. Hollis-Jefferson has been re-inserted into a starting role over his last five games, and has tallied 8.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks in 24.5 minutes during that span.

According to our tools, he's trending as tonight's fourth-hottest small forward and is playing 35.17% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.

Juan Hernangomez, PF, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.49

Juan Hernangomez will see a slight uptick in minutes, as Kenneth Faried will not suit up for tonight's game against the New York Knicks. Hernangomez has seen consistent playing time over his last three games, as he's been averaging 18.1 minutes while recording 6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game.

He's projected to have the highest value among all power forwards on Friday's slate. The Knicks will run with the Denver Nuggets, a matchup with highest over/under of the night at 229 points.

John Henson, C, Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.65

After sitting out four games during the latter part of January, John Henson has had a resurgent return over the past week. He has started each of his last three games with averages of 12 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, and 1.7 steals in 27.1 minutes.

Henson is tied with the best defense-versus-position rank among all centers on tonight's schedule.