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

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.

Matthew Dellavedova, PG, Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.78

The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last eight games, and Matthew Dellavedova has been instrumental in making that happen. The point guard has heated up over his last three games with an average of 13.7 points and 3.3 three-pointers with a 71% efficiency from beyond the arc.

Dellavedova shares the third-best defense-versus-position matchup among all point guards with Malcolm Brogdon on Friday night.

Denzel Valentine, SG, Chicago Bulls

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.96

With news of Dwyane Wade being out the rest of the season, role players such as Denzel Valentine will need to step up. The extra playing time has already been going to Valentine, as he's logged 27-plus minutes in each of his last two games. During that span, he has put up 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

Valentine has the fourth-highest projected value among all shooting guards on tonight's slate.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.26

Shabazz Muhammad will see an uptick in minutes since Nemanja Bjelica has been ruled out for the year. Muhammad is coming off a 21-point effort, which included 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He has been efficient with his allotted playing time, as he currently owns per-36 averages of 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Muhammad owns the highest projected value among all players at his position tonight.

Marquese Chriss, PF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.4
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.66

The Phoenix Suns are ready to let their youngsters loose, as Eric Bledsoe is reportedly shelved for the remainder of the season. Without him in the lineup, Marquese Chriss could see an uptick in his overall production. He is coming off an all-around performance of 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 5 blocks in 32.4 minutes.

According to our tools, Chriss is trending as tonight's fourth-hottest power forward, playing 44.62% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.

Kelly Olynyk, C, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.32

There will be a lot more scoring opportunities for all Boston Celtics players, as Isaiah Thomas will be missing the next two games. Kelly Olynyk could be one of those who help pick up the offensive void, whether it be through scoring or playmaking. His per-36 numbers are 15.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.4 assists.

Olynyk has the second-highest projected value among all centers and shares the fourth-best defense-versus-position among all centers with teammate Al Horford.