5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/2/17

Allen Crabbe looks to continue logging big minutes for Portland. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot for Thursday's NBA DFS action?

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.

Shaun Livingston, PG, Golden State Warriors

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 13.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.73

Shaun Livingston picked up a few extra minutes in his last game and delivered on the stat sheet by scoring a season-high 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line. He received this extra opportunity due to the unfortunate injury sustained by Kevin Durant.

Livingston has the sixth-highest value among all point guards playing on tonight's slate.

Allen Crabbe, SG, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.23

Allen Crabbe continues to play a hefty load of minutes, as he's recorded back-to-back games of 30-plus minutes. During that span, he has put up a modest average of 11 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal.

Crabbe owns the highest-projected value among all shooting guards tonight. At minimum salary, he is worth considering as a punt option.

Marco Belinelli, SF, Charlotte Hornets

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.84

Marco Belinelli has cooled off lately, but has managed to score double figures in two of his last three games. The Charlotte small forward has also been distributing the ball in recent games, evidenced by recording 5-plus assists in two of his last three games.

Belinelli has the second-highest projected value among all small forwards playing on today's tiny slate. At near-minimum salary, he may be worthy as a flier pick.

Taj Gibson, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.24

Taj Gibson hasn't been playing as many minutes on his new team, as he continues adjusting to his new teammates. However, he's producing enough given his role on an overcrowded frontcourt, averaging 8.3 points, 4 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 22.9 minutes over his last three games.

Gibson has the highest projected value among all power forwards on Thursday night.

Alan Williams, C, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.4

Alan Williams has been getting some buzz lately, as he's performed well during Tyson Chandler's absence. Over his last three games, Williams is averaging 14.7 points, 7 rebounds, a steal, and a block in 23.6 minutes of play and checks in as the second-highest projected value among all centers tonight.