3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays for 10/31/2017
One of the keys to finding success in daily fantasy basketball is uncovering potential value plays. If you're looking to roster a stud or two, you need to consider squeezing in one of these lower-priced options into your lineup.
Let's take a look at three players who could provide value and salary relief on Tuesday's short slate of games.
George Hill, PG, Sacramento Kings
FanDuel Price: $4,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.67
George Hill finds himself in a very odd situation this season. The Sacramento Kings are young and want to get guys like De'Aaron Fox a lot of run, so Hill, the veteran presence, will see rest days. His first of the year came on Sunday, meaning Hill will be well-rested tonight and could see around 30 minutes.
The floor general draws a good matchup with one of his former teams in the Indiana Pacers, who rank 5th in pace and 24th in defensive rating, per Basketball Reference. That alone should prevent a slate-low total (102.75 points) from scaring you off our top point-per-dollar play at the point guard spot.
Stanley Johnson, SF, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Projected FanDuel Points: 23.2
Projected FanDuel Value: 5.16
Like many value targets, Stanley Johnson doesn't have much flash to his game. He's averaging just 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game through seven contests. But Johnson's averaged 1.6 steals and has snatched 5 total steals combined in the Detroit Pistons' last two games, which have both resulted in wins.
Given Johnson's ability to contribute valuable peripheral numbers, he's almost a no-brainer against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Our models like him to log more than 30 minutes as he faces a youthful Lakers team turning the ball over 19.3 times a game over their last three.
Dragan Bender, PF, Phoenix Suns
FanDuel Price: $3,400
Projected FanDuel Points: 25.0
Projected FanDuel Value: 7.36
Since the Phoenix Suns canned coach Earl Watson just over a week ago, interim coach Jay Triano has decided to make some changes to both the culture and the rotation. One of those has been to start Marquese Chriss as opposed to rookie Josh Jackson at the power forward spot. However, it's been Dragan Bender benefiting most.
In three games under Triano, Bender is averaging just 5.3 points, but with his production in rebounds (4.3 per game) and blocks (1.3), he's managed 15.0 FanDuel points a game while tallying 23.4 FD points in 28 minutes against the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night. On tonight's short slate, our models project Bender as the top overall value play on the board for his juicy matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
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