5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 2/27/17
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.
Cory Joseph, PG, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.93
Kyle Lowry remains questionable to play tonight, meaning Cory Joseph could be making his third straight start. Over his past two games leading the backcourt, Joseph has averaged 12.5 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals in a whopping 34.7 minutes.
Gerald Henderson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.88
Gerald Henderson has logged some serious minutes over the first two games after the All-Star break (average of 30.5 minutes). During that span, Henderson has been an aggressor on offense by attempting 12.5 field goals and converting an average of 5 free throws on 6.5 tries. He will look to be a scoring asset during Joel Embiid's indefinite absence.
Henderson has the second-highest projected value among all shooting guards playing tonight.
Glenn Robinson III, SF, Indiana Pacers
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 11.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.12
Fresh off his win in the Slam Dunk contest, Glenn Robinson III continues to be an efficient role player for the Indiana Pacers. Over his last four games, the small forward has boasted an effective field goal percentage of 77% and has per-36 averages of 10.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.2 three-pointers made this year.
According to our tools, Robinson III is trending as tonight's third-hottest small forward, playing 29.36% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games. At near-minimum salary, he's worth considering as a punt option.
Ryan Anderson, PF, Houston Rockets
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.6
Ryan Anderson has been blazing hot and is coming off his third straight game of draining at least five three-pointers. Over the Houston Rockets' two recent blowout wins, Anderson is averaging 17.5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3.5 three-pointers made in just 23.9 minutes.
Anderson has the third-best defense-versus-opponent matchup among all power forwards on Monday night.
Kyle O'Quinn, C, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.85
The Knicks have reportedly lost Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, which will boost the value of Kyle O'Quinn. The big man has had an up-and-down year, but has been effective when given playing time -- his per-36 averages include an impressive 14.9 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 3 blocks.
O'Quinn also owns the highest projected value among all players on tonight's schedule of games.