5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/14/17

Ivica Zubac looks to stay efficient in a high-scoring matchup. Which other low-cost NBA DFS options are in a good spot on Tuesday?

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.

Cory Joseph, PG, Toronto Raptors

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.96

Cory Joseph has played well in limited minutes and has averaged 8 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 20.5 minutes over his last three games. The Toronto Raptors will be without offensive spark Terrence Ross, who was involved in a trade today, so Joseph could be in line for more shots tonight.

Joseph owns the highest projected value among all point guards playing on Tuesday's tiny slate.

Michael Carter-Williams, SG, Chicago Bulls

FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.35

The Chicago Bulls will be short-handed tonight, as they will be without Dwyane Wade, Nikola Mirotic, and Paul Zipser. Jimmy Butler is being listed as probable tonight, which could mean ample playing time for Michael Carter-Williams. Over 14 games in which Carter-Williams has logged 20-plus minutes, he is averaging 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists.

According to our tools, Carter-Williams is trending as tonight's hottest shooting guard and is playing 100.96% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.

Brandon Ingram, SF, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.79

With three days of rest, Brandon Ingram will look to bounce back from his most recent game, where he totaled twice as many fouls (4) as he did points (2). Previous to this forgettable outing, Ingram had a nice three-game stretch with averages of 14.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.

He is projected to net the fifth-most FanDuel points among all small forwards playing on tonight's schedule. Priced at near-minimum salary, Ingram is worth considering as a punt option.

Willie Cauley-Stein, PF, Sacramento Kings

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.39

Willie Cauley-Stein has slowly transitioned into a timeshare with fellow big man Kosta Koufos, as they're only separated by a one-minute difference in average playing time over their last three games. Cauley-Stein has stepped up his impact with averages of 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in just 19.3 minutes over his last three games.

He owns the best defense-versus-position rank among all power forwards on Tuesday's slate.

Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.82

Coach Luke Walton has had three days to consider giving promising rookie Ivica Zubac more playing time, who has been extremely productive when given more time on the court. Zubac has impressive per-36 averages of 16.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks on the season.

He's projected with the highest value among all centers playing tonight. Furthermore, Zubac could find himself highly involved on offense, as the Los Angeles Lakers have the second-highest implied total of the night with 110 points.