5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/9/17

Patty Mills looks to produce on back-to-back nights. 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.

Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 15.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.09

Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are both out today, which will result in more opportunities for Patty Mills. Mills is coming off one of his best games of the season, as he double-doubled with 17 points and 10 assists in just 26.6 minutes.

The San Antonio Spurs average 210.7 team FanDuel points, the most among all teams playing tonight. The point guard has another chance to put up big numbers priced at near-minimum salary.

Allen Crabbe, SG, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.5

Allen Crabbe is coming off a blistering performance that totaled 23 points and also included going 5-of-7 from the three-point line. He's logged 26.6 minutes over his last four games, producing 13.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 three-pointers.

He shares the best defense-versus-position matchup among all shooting guards with teammate C.J. McCollum and is worth considering as a punt option.

Justin Anderson, SF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $3,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.49

Justin Anderson has done a fine job as the a go-to scorer off the bench and is coming off his second 19-point outing over his last three games. Anderson has also contributed in other categories, averaging 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists during that span.

The small foward is projected with the highest value among all at his position on Thursday night.

Larry Nance Jr., PF, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.67

Larry Nance Jr. hasn't wowed in the box score as of late, but he is still very active while on the court and holds per-36 averages of 10.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1.1 blocks this season. He is listed as probable for tonight, but if given the green light, he will have a favorable matchup against the Phoenix Suns.

He shares the fourth-best defense-versus-position matchup among all power forwards with teammate Julius Randle.

Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.6
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.73

Ivica Zubac has missed his last two games due to a quad injury, but is expected to play on Thursday. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight straight games, so they could look to Zubac as early as tonight for a change of pace to their lineup. The young big man is packed with potential and has per-36 numbers of 15.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks this season.

Zubac boasts the highest value among all players on tonight's slate.