5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/27/17
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.
Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $4,100
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.7
Tony Parker is coming off back-to-back double-digit scoring games, his first time doing so since mid-January. Over his last two games, he is averaging 11.5 points, 5 assists, and a steal in 26 minutes. Despite a minor head injury, Parker is expected to play in a marquee matchup tonight versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Parker shares the best defense-versus-position matchup among all point guards with teammate Patty Mills on Monday night.
Tim Frazier, SG, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.92
Tim Frazier has been getting more playing time lately, as he is averaging 29.4 minutes over his last three games. During that span he hasn't done much on the scoring end, but he has contributed 5.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals.
He owns the second-highest projected value among all shooting guards on tonight's slate. The New Orleans Pelicans play versus the Utah Jazz, a tough matchup with a spread of 7 points, so Frazier could receive extra minutes in a relief role.
Terrence Ross, SF, Orlando Magic
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.8
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.95
If Terrence Ross had one game circled on his calendar, it would surely be tonight's game in Toronto. Ross has enjoyed his role on the Orlando Magic, as he's averaged nine minutes more than his time as a Raptor. He's been sizzling over his last four games, with averages of 16.5 points, 3 three-pointers, and 49% shooting from the field.
The small forward is projected to net the seventh-most FanDuel points among all players at his position tonight.
Jon Leuer, PF, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.45
Jon Leuer has played well in limited minutes for the struggling Detroit Pistons. Over his past two games, Leuer has put up 14.5 points on 63% shooting from the field. He has also added 7 rebounds and 1.5 assists during that span.
Leuer shares the best defense-versus-position matchup among all power forwards with teammate Tobias Harris.
Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Price: $4,900
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.69
The Cavaliers are trying to secure the top seed in the Eastern Conference, which means they'll continue to deploy their regular starters. Tristan Thompson is coming off an all-around performance of 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a block. His energetic play will be needed tonight against a formidable San Antonio Spurs frontline.
According to our tools, he's trending as tonight's fifth-hottest center, playing 24.19% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.