5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/12/17
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.
Jamal Murray, PG, Denver Nuggets
FanDuel Price: $4,600
Projected FanDuel Points: 25
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.44
Jamal Murray is coming off his first career double-double, recording 10 points and 10 assists with just 2 turnovers. He has played three straight games, topping 30 minutes in each and averaging 35.5 minutes during that span. With Emmanuel Mudiay listed as questionable tonight, Murray could very well end his rookie season on a high note.
Per our numbers, Murray has the second-highest value among all point guards playing on tonight's jam-packed slate.
Ian Clark, SG, Golden State Warriors
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 24.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.01
The Golden State Warriors don't have anything to play for tonight, so reserve Ian Clark could receive a heavier workload. Over his last two games, Clark is averaging 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists in 24 minutes of play. He and the Warriors will face the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the worst defensive efficiency among all teams tonight.
Clark is projected to net the sixth-most FanDuel points among all players at his position on tonight's schedule. Priced at the minimum salary, he is worth considering as a punt option.
Taurean Prince, SF, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 19.3
Projected FanDuel Value: 4.39
The Atlanta Hawks will be sitting their key players tonight, which bodes well for Taurean Prince. Prince has failed to impress on the stat sheet recently, but he is still averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games.
According to our tools, he's trending as tonight's third-hottest small forward, playing 63.72% above his season average in terms of fantasy points per night over the last five games.
Dwight Powell, PF, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Projected FanDuel Points: 27.5
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.22
He's no Tony Romo, but Dwight Powell can still throw the ball in the hoop. Powell has seen consistent playing time over his past three games, averaging 26.7 minutes during that span. In that time, he's posted double-digit actual points in each game and has put up 14.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and a steal.
He has the second-highest value among all players on tonight's busy slate.
Boban Marjanovic, C, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Projected FanDuel Points: 29.7
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.1
I can't think of a better way to end the regular season value plays series than by selecting Boban Marjanovic as the final inclusion. Marjanovic has been in beast mode since being inserted into the rotation, averaging 16.3 points and 10 rebounds over his last three games. The Detroit Pistons are not playing for a playoff spot, so it makes sense that Marjanovic would continue seeing a bump in playing time.
Marjanovic boasts the highest value among all centers playing on the last day of the regular season.