3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 10/24/19
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.
Glenn Robinson, SF, Golden State Warriors ($3,500)
The Warriors are ruling Alec Burks out for this game, so Glenn Robinson III should be in the starting lineup tonight. He comes in at the absolute minimum salary on FanDuel, and we have him projected for 27 minutes tonight. Locking in that amount of minutes for that cheap of a price tag isn't found too often, so you shouldn't be passing him up. On a three-game slate where the value is limited, Robinson is likely to see plenty of ownership, but his cheaper salary will allow you to pay up for multiple star players.
Our projections have Robinson racking up 20.0 FanDuel points tonight, which exceeds the 5x salary expectations that's often the target in NBA DFS. The spread in this game is only 1.5, which should set us up for a high-scoring game with plenty of back and forth action. This is the environment we love to target in DFS, since we have low blowout potential and a higher over/under.
Bruce Brown, SG, Detroit Pistons ($3,800)
The Detroit Pistons are on the second night of a back-to-back to start the season, and they have plenty of value to offer.
With Blake Griffin out for around a week, the starting lineup may see some changes and plenty of cheaper options. In their season opener last night, Bruce Brown Jr. got the start, playing 28 minutes but posting only 14.8 FanDuel points. That isn't amazing production by any means, but when Andre Drummond puts up 81.6 FanDuel points, there isn't much room in the offense.
The minutes are what's interesting for Brown, who will be playing up in pace against the Atlanta Hawks. Last season, the Hawks played at the fastest pace in the league and were among the worst defensive teams. That is the ideal combination to attack, since there will be extra possessions for the Pistons' offense, which should turn into easy fantasy points.
George Hill, PG, Milwaukee Brewers ($3,800)
This game has an over/under set at 229.5 points which is the highest on the slate, along with a 1.5-point spread. Super high-scoring, super close, and plenty of fantasy points. As of now, Eric Bledsoe is projected to be in the starting lineup even though he carries an injury tag due to a rib injury. We already have Hill projected for 26.48 minutes along with 20.4 fantasy points tonight. If Bledsoe isn't 100% by any measure, Hill would be the next in line to grab extra minutes.
Along with that minutes projection, Hill is our fourth-best value play of the night, putting him a spot to beat salary-based expectations. He played a consistent role within the Bucks' offense last season, so it won't be a surprise for him to pick up right where he left off.