3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 1/30/20
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.
Thomas Bryant, C, Washington Wizards ($4,400)
One thing I always say on The Daily Iso is to attack Charlotte and Chicago via the frontcourt, since they are so weak. This season, the Hornets are allowing 56.8 FanDuel points per game to opposing centers, the second-worst mark in the league. This puts Bryant in a phenomenal spot to reach and exceed value in a hurry. In fact, he is projected as our top overall value on the slate, regardless of position. We have him going for 25 minutes and 27.9 FanDuel points tonight, breaking 5x value.
Since returning from his injury, Bryant has been a bit inconsistent but exploded in his most recent game against the Milwaukee Bucks, going for 43 FanDuel points in 31 minutes. Bryant does split time at center with Ian Mahinmi, but simply put, Bryant is the better player and should be able to thrive in this matchup.
OG Anunoby, SF, Toronto Raptors ($4,300)
Getting a new player in the starting lineup always brings value in NBA DFS, and we want to view Anunoby as a strong value play tonight. We have him projected for 29 minutes and 23.8 FanDuel points, which should ultimately make him very popular. He is going up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are allowing 43.3 FanDuel points per game to small forwards, second-most in the league.
The 220-point over/under in this game is solid despite it being the second-lowest on the slate, so you can look here for some value in a very soft defensive matchup. Anunoby is viable in all formats tonight and can get hot from the field, giving him some nice pure-scoring upside.
Monte Morris, PG, Denver Nuggets ($4,400)
With Jamal Murray still out for Denver, we have seen a few different starting lineups -- one with Morris and one without. In the past two games, Morris is coming off the bench and has been super productive. He posted 36.4 FanDuel points in 35 minutes against the Houston Rockets and 24 FanDuel points in 33 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies. The 24 FanDuel points might not seem like a lot, but he is only $4.4K and doesn't need to do a whole lot to reach value.
It also helps that he plays a good portion of his minutes when Nikola Jokic is off the court, giving him one fewer player to compete with for offensive usage. Tonight, he is up against the Utah Jazz in what could be a preview of a playoff series, so I'm expecting full effort from both teams. We have Morris projected for 30 minutes and 27 FanDuel points tonight, making him our top value play among point guards.