5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/21/17
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.
Spencer Dinwiddie, PG, Brooklyn Nets
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.85
Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to assume starting point guard duties for the Brooklyn Nets, as Jeremy Lin has been shelved with an injury yet again. In 16 games as a starter this season, Dinwiddie is averaging 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 24.8 minutes per game. He will look to stay hot, as he is coming off an 18-point, 7-assist outing in 30.4 minutes of play.
Dinwiddie boasts the highest projected value at his position on Tuesday's busy slate. Being priced at the minimum salary, he is worth considering as a flier.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.29
The Detroit Pistons are fighting for their lives in the Eastern Conference playoff race, so they will be making a strong push to stay in it. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope continues to log heavy minutes, as he's averaged 34.6 minutes over his last two games. He is coming off an impressive 23-point, 8-assist gem, which included 5 three-pointers.
Caldwell-Pope owns the best defense-versus-position matchup among all shooting guards on tonight's schedule of games.
Matt Barnes, SF, Golden State Warriors
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.49
The Golden State Warriors are playing the second game of a back-to-back set, which could mean additional minutes for Matt Barnes. Barnes logged a meager 18.9 minutes last night, which means he could receive a heavy dosage of playing time in tonight's matchup versus the Dallas Mavericks. Furthermore, Andre Iguodala has been ruled out due to a hip strain, so Golden State will be extra-thin at the forward spot. Over four games in which Barnes has logged 20-plus minutes for the Warriors, he is averaging 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
According to our tools, Barnes is trending as tonight's second-hottest small forward, playing 43.26% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.
Noah Vonleh, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.46
Noah Vonleh has been doing work, as he's riding a five-game streak of surpassing five FanDuel points per every $1,000 in salary. During that span, he has averaged 8.6 points and 8 rebounds in 25.4 minutes. Vonleh looks like he will remain in the Portland Trail Blazers starting lineup, as he's started 24 of the last 25 games.
Vonleh has the third-highest projected value at his position and shares the fifth-best defense-versus-position matchup among all power forwards on Tuesday night. At near-minimum salary, he is worth considering as a punt play.
Alex Len, C, Phoenix Suns
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.73
With Tyson Chandler shut down for the rest of the season, Alex Len has been in a two-center committee with surprise standout Alan Williams. Len is still holding his own, as he's managed to average 8.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games. Both Williams and Len are prone to being in foul trouble, so they will likely continue to compliment one another as needed.
Len has the sixth-highest projected value among all centers playing tonight.