5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/15/17

Jeremy Lamb is expected to start again in the absence of Nicolas Batum. Which other low-cost options are in a good spot for Wednesday'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.

Austin Rivers, PG, Los Angeles Clippers

FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.29

After a sluggish streak of games in early March, Austin Rivers is back on track as an off-the-bench scoring specialist. He has scored double-figures in three of his last four games with averages of 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3 assists in 26.5 minutes per game in that span.

Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Milwaukee Bucks in a matchup with the third-highest over/under of the night at 210 points.

Jeremy Lamb, SG, Charlotte Hornets

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 26.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.33

Nicolas Batum is out today because of a CT scan, which will allow Jeremy Lamb to start his second consecutive game. Lamb is coming off a 26-point night, which included 3 three-pointers. He's been very efficient over his last three games, putting up 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, a steal, and a block in 26.5 minutes in that stretch.

Lamb boasts the highest projected value among all shooting guards on tonight's slate.

Joe Ingles, SF, Utah Jazz

FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.26

Joe Ingles hasn't made much noise in the box score lately, but he is still pitching in across the board. Over his last four games, Ingles has put up 9.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 27.2 minutes. He is coming off an 18-point (actual points) performance, so he is more than capable of making an impact.

According to our tools, Ingles is trending as tonight's second-hottest small forward, playing 63.80% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.

Ryan Anderson, PF, Houston Rockets

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.1

Ryan Anderson is back to his splashy ways as he's drained 10 three-pointers over his last two games. During that span, Anderson is averaging 18.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the high-scoring Houston Rockets.

Anderson owns the best defense-versus-position matchup among all power forwards playing on Wednesday night. Anderson could be a big part of the Rockets' offense once again, and they own the highest implied total of the night at 126.5 points.

Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Lakers

FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 28.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.77

This may very well be the very last time Ivica Zubac shows up on this list as he is prepared to be a starter for the remainder of the season, which should cause his salary to rise. Zubac is rolling, coming off a career-high of 25 points on 12-of-15 shooting from the field. In his past three games, he is averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks.

Once again, Zubac owns the highest projected value among all players on tonight's monster slate.