3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 12/17/19
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.
Josh Hart, SG, New Orleans Pelicans ($5,000)
The Pelicans ruled J.J. Redick out for this game, which means their starting lineup and bench rotation will be changed. Redick has been the starting shooting guard for the Pelicans, with Jrue Holiday at point guard and Lonzo Ball coming off the bench. We have no final confirmation yet, but Josh Hart could be in the starting lineup or see even more minutes off the bench. Hart has played 30 minutes or more in three of his last four games, and that's with Redick in the lineup.
This is a great game environment for Hart -- who has shown the ability to fill up the stat sheet -- since both teams are in the top-10 when it comes to offensive pace, giving us plenty of back and forth action. Hart has managed to produce 24.5 FanDuel points or more in three of his last four games and is now in a spot to see even more minutes due to the Redick injury. He's a clear value play on this six-game slate.
Cam Reddish, SF, Atlanta Hawks ($4,100)
Well, for as bad as both of these teams are, there is some fantasy value we can get out of this game. If we take a top-down look at it, we see a 225.5 over/under and a two-point spread. Those are both great for fantasy production, since it won't be a blowout, and the scoring should be going both ways. It also helps that both teams are weak on defense, so we could be in for a sloppy real-life NBA game, but it will still carry fantasy points.
Cam Reddish comes in as our top projected value play on the slate, going for 30 minutes and posting 22.9 FanDuel points. The under one fantasy point per minute isn't ideal, but that could be attributed to the fact this is a pace-down spot for the Hawks.
Mikal Bridges, SF, Phoenix Suns ($4,500)
Booker has missed the past two games for the Suns, and it looks like it will be a third straight game. There is no reason to rush him back against the Los Angeles Clippers, which has the Suns as 12-point road underdogs. Not the ideal spot to bring back your franchise player, but this should open up some value again tonight. Bridges has gotten the start the past two games, so it's safe to assume that he will be in line for the starting role at shooting guard again tonight.
Over these past two games, Bridges has played 31 and 30 minutes, posting 28 and 33.5 FanDuel points, respectively. While this is a tougher matchup against the Clippers -- allowing the 11th fewest FanDuel points per game to shooting guards -- Bridges only needs 22.5 FanDuel points to reach 5x value.