5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 2/10/20
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.
Bruce Brown, SG, Detroit Pistons ($4,500)
With so many trades happening last week, there are new starting lineups and offensive usage up for grabs.
One team impacted by the trade deadline was the Detroit Pistons, as they traded Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers. This not only changes their starting lineup but also removes a player who could see as much as a 30% usage rate. A new opportunity for some players, one of which is Bruce Brown Jr. He started to look strong before the Drummond trade and can continue that tonight versus the Charlotte Hornets. Brown comes into this game with 24 FanDuel points or more in five straight games, along with playing 33 minutes or more in each game.
Yes, he is under one FanDuel point per minute, but he is still being productive given his $4.5K price tag. That is what we should be in for tonight, which is why Brown comes in as our top projected value play on the slate. We have him going for 33 minutes and 28 FanDuel points.
Jae Crowder, SF, Miami Heat ($4,200)
The newly acquired Heat player had a very strong performance off the bench, and that should be in the cards again tonight. There are a few things to note for the Heat tonight. They are on the second night of a back-to-back, Jimmy Butler was out last night, and his status for tonight is questionable. Andre Iguodala also made his Heat debut last night -- but with his age -- there should be a concern if he is able to play on a back-to-back. Along with the Heat still missing Tyler Herro due to a foot injury. Potentially, a very thin rotation of players for the Heat, leaving Crowder to play big minutes again.
Crowder and the Heat are in a pace-up spot against the Golden State Warriors -- Heat are 24th, Warriors are 13th -- combined with the fact the Warriors are allowing 42.5 FanDuel points per game to small forwards this season -- the third-most in the league. Given the injury situation and how favorable this matchup is, Crowder could be set for another big night.
Terence Davis, SG, Toronto Raptors ($4,400)
The last few games for Davis have been unbelievable and certainly worth noting. He had 35 FanDuel points in 28 minutes against the Chicago Bulls, 37 FanDuel points in 25 minutes against the Indiana Pacers, and 32 FanDuel points in 30 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets. The first two games he came off the bench, and he got the start against the Nets in the third. He is shaping up to be a solid player for the Raptors, and we can be looking to him in DFS tonight. Right now, Kyle Lowry is still questionable with a neck injury, and if he were to miss tonight, that should put Davis back in the starting lineup.
This is an amazing spot for Davis since he is up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are allowing the fourth-most -- 43.8 -- FanDuel points per game to shooting guards this season. This game has an over/under sitting at 230 points -- the highest on the slate -- putting us in a spot for plenty of fantasy production.
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Orlando Magic ($4,600)
Are the Orlando Magic going to be chalky tonight?
The Magic are sitting at 28th in the league for offensive pace and the Atlanta Hawks are sitting at 4th overall. This is a massive pace-up spot for the Magic, combined with the fact the Hawks simply don't play any defense -- a combination you always want to attack. It should also be noted that the Hawks played a double-overtime game last night, where they have four players play 48 minutes or more. A weak defense who could on tired legs tonight? Sign me up.
Michael Carter-Williams is splitting time at point guard with Markelle Fultz, but is still being productive in his time on the court. Over his last seven games, MCW has produced at or above one FanDuel point per minute four times, scoring in double-digit real-life points three times. He's under $5K, getting it done -- even with limited minutes -- and that can all continue tonight in this matchup against the Hawks.
Ky Bowman, PG, Golden State Warriors ($3,800)
Ky Bowman is back from his injury and is in the starting lineup for the Warriors.
Bowman has missed plenty of time this season but was able to post a solid line in his return the other night against the Los Angeles Lakers. He ended with 24.9 FanDuel points in 29 minutes, which is honestly awesome considering his cheaper price tag. That is right in line with our projection for him tonight, 29 minutes and 23 FanDuel points. Under one FanDuel point per minute, but he is still exceeding 5x value in a big way.
He is up against the Miami Heat in a pace-down spot, but we have a solid 219-point over/under, and the Heat are on the second night of a back-to-back. Love the price tag on him tonight, as it opens up plenty of options for roster construction.