5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/4/17
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.
Ron Baker, PG, New York Knicks
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 20.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.79
Ron Baker has done a decent job since taking over as the New York Knicks' starting point guard. Over his last three games, he has averaged 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal in 35.5 minutes. With Derrick Rose ruled out for the remainder of the season, Baker should continue to see ample playing time.He owns the second-highest projected value among all point guards on tonight's monster slate. Priced at the minimum salary, Baker is worth considering as a punt option
Jordan Crawford, SG, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 18.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.92
Jordan Crawford continues to be an offensive machine as he's riding an eight-game streak of scoring double digits. On the season, he is putting up 13.6 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers in just 23 minutes of play. With playoffs chances nearly gone for the New Orleans Pelicans, Crawford may see his production increase over the last handful of games.
Crawford shares the best defense-versus-position matchup among all shooting guards on tonight's slate with teammates E'Twaun Moore and Tim Frazier.
Justin Anderson, SF, Philadelphia 76ers
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 21.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.27
With the end of the regular season in sight, Justin Anderson has been getting more opportunities to showcase his talents. He has logged 20-plus minutes over his last four games, collecting respectable averages of 9.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. With news of Dario Saric being placed on a minutes restriction for the rest of the season, Anderson figures to see a slight bump in his usage rate.
Anderson owns the second-highest projected value among all small forwards on Tuesday night.
Al-Farouq Aminu, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.9
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.98
Al-Farouq Aminu has been playing relevant ball as of late, posting averages of 14.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, a block, and a steal over his last five games. He is coming off a 20-point night, his highest-scoring outing in a month, and he'll look to keep it rolling versus the hampered roster of the Utah Jazz.
According to our tools, Aminu is trending as tonight's fifth-hottest power forward, playing 62.62% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.
Brandan Wright, C, Memphis Grizzlies
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 16.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.65
Brandan Wright has filled in nicely for the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies' frontcourt. Over his last three games as a starter, Wright has shot the ball efficiently at 64% from the field and has compiled averages of 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 27.3 minutes. There is a chance that Wright will see a similar role tonight as the Grizzlies are listing both Marc Gasol and JaMychal Green as questionable for tonight's game.
Wright owns the ninth-highest projected value among all centers on Tuesday's busy schedule. Priced at a near-minimum salary, he is worth considering as a flier.