5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/11/17
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.
Tyler Ennis, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
FanDuel Price: $4,000
Projected FanDuel Points: 31.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.82
Tyler Ennis is coming off a career-high 20-point game in which he shot 7-of-9 from the field, including 4-of-5 from long range. He's played well during the Los Angeles Lakers' current four-game win streak, averaging 13.5 points, 3.5 assists, and a steal in 27 minutes.
Nicolas Brussino, SG, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 17.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.47
Nicolas Brussino's patience is finally paying off -- he has earned heavy minutes in the final week of the regular season. The Argentinian rookie has played well over his last four games by putting up 10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in 24.7 minutes.
He owns the best defense-versus-position matchup at his position on Tuesday's slate.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $4,300
Projected FanDuel Points: 22.1
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.15
With Kemba Walker sitting out, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could once again see more looks on offense. Kidd-Gilchrist is coming off a 13-point game sans Walker and has been hot from the field -- he's shot 55% over his last six games.
Kidd-Gilchrist owns the highest value among all small forwards and is projected to net the fourth-most FanDuel points among all players at his position.
Dragan Bender, PF, Phoenix Suns
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.39
Dragan Bender has had a disappointing rookie year with the Phoenix Suns, but he is coming off a game in which he logged 35.2 minutes, a career high. In that game, he nearly recorded a double-double with 9 points and 8 rebounds.
He has the highest value among all power forwards playing on tonight's schedule, and the Suns' matchup with the Sacramento Kings, a game with the highest total over/under at 218.5 points, should be great for fantasy.
Alexis Ajinca, C, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 6.77
According to our tools, he's trending as tonight's third-hottest center, playing 36.64% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games. At near-minimum salary, Ajinca is worth considering as a punt option.