5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/14/17

Jordan Crawford looks to stay hot as the new Pelican on the block. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot for Tuesday'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.

Ishmael Smith, PG, Detroit Pistons

FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.66

Ish Smith has remained efficient in limited time. He's playing second fiddle to Reggie Jackson, but is averaging 7.4 points and 7 assists in 20 minutes over his last five games.

Smith shares the best defense-versus-position matchup among all point guards with his teammate, as well as Russell Westbrook.

Jordan Crawford, SG, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.85

After being swooped up by the New Orleans Pelicans, fifth-year journeyman Jordan Crawford has been nothing but excellent. He has racked up averages of 16 points, 4 assists, and 3.3 three-pointers in just 24.6 minutes of play over the past three games.

Crawford boasts the highest projected value among all players on tonight's slate. Priced at the minimum salary, he is a low-risk, high-reward option at shooting guard.

Matt Barnes, SF, Golden State Warriors

FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 12.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.04

Matt Barnes is coming off his best game as a renewed Warrior, as he put up 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. In that game, the veteran logged a whopping 35.6 minutes, easily his most since being acquired. As long as Kevin Durant remains out, Barnes will have his shot at being a productive role player for the Dubs.

According to our tools, Barnes is trending as tonight's third-hottest small forward, playing 43.26% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games. The Golden State Warriors have the highest implied total of the night with 118.25 points and are favored by 17, so the hot streak could continue.

Richaun Holmes, PF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.88

Richaun Holmes continues to produce in place of Joel Embiid, averaging 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and a steal over his last three games. Dating back to the last week of February, Holmes has been rather consistent, scoring in double figures in 8 of 10 games played.

The power forward is projected to net the ninth-most FanDuel points among those at his playing his position on tonight's slate.

Zaza Pachulia, C, Golden State Warriors

FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 3.93

Zaza Pachulia is coming off just his third double-double of the season after recording 11 points and 10 rebounds in just over 20 minutes of play. Over his last two games, he is averaging 10 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 steals, and a block in just 22.9 minutes.

Pachulia owns the best defense-versus-position matchup among all centers playing on Tuesday night.