5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 2/20/20
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.
Shaquille Harrison, PG, Chicago Bulls ($3,700)
The Chicago Bulls are still dealing with a ton of injuries and that brings value tonight.
There's no need to list every player, but the Bulls have five-plus players out due to injuries, and this leads to playing time for Shaquille Harrison tonight. Harrison is listed as a point guard but should be in the starting lineup tonight as the small forward. They will be running with a smaller lineup, but that shouldn't be too much of an issue against the Charlotte Hornets, who are allowing 40.2 FanDuel points per game to small forwards.
At $3.7K tonight, Harrison doesn't need to do a whole lot in order to reach value -- 18.5 FanDuel points -- and our projections have him blowing past that. He is projected to go for 28 FanDuel points in just 21 minutes, making him the best overall value on tonight's slate. Given his price tag and new role in the starting lineup, Harrison should be one of the most popular players on the slate.
Bruce Brown, SG, Detroit Pistons ($3,800)
After a few roster moves, the Detroit Pistons have a very new look to their starting lineup.
Detroit traded Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers and bought out Reggie Jackson, removing two players from their rotation. This should open up plenty of playing time and, hopefully, some usage for Bruce Brown Jr., who should be in the starting lineup tonight.
The Pistons are at home to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, where the over/under is set at 225.5 points. This game should be very one-sided in favor of the Bucks, but the minutes will still be there for Brown to reach value.
We have him projected for 33 minutes and 26 FanDuel points tonight, making him the second-best value play on the slate. Between Brown and Harrison -- both under $4K -- going with a stars and scrubs roster build tonight is looking like a popular option.
Harry Giles, PF, Sacramento Kings ($3,800)
The Sacramento Kings are another team dealing with a number of injuries, giving us some cheaper value plays.
A season filled with injuries is the way to describe the Kings, as they have Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes, and Alex Len all out. They have very few options in their frontcourt, so they are turning to Harry Giles for some minutes. In the stretch prior to the All-Star break, Giles was in and out of the starting lineup but saw 20 minutes or more in two of his last four games. A modest amount of minutes overall, but he was able to be productive in those games, posting 19 FanDuel points or more three of the four.
The starting lineup doesn't matter too much for Giles, who is putting up numbers on a nightly basis. He should be able to continue that trend tonight since this is a big pace-up spot for the Kings, who are just 26th in the league in pace, while the Memphis Grizzlies sit as the fifth-fastest team. Giles is projected for 20 minutes and 22 FanDuel points, putting him as the third-best value play among power forwards tonight.
Derrick Jones, SF, Miami Heat ($3,600)
The Heat have a few players injured right now, and Jones is set to be in the starting lineup tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. It should also be noted that Jones could be mis-priced tonight, as he was $5.2K, $5.2K, and $4.7K in the three games prior to the All-Star break. He sits only $100 more than the minimum salary and is projected for 24 minutes in an amazing matchup.
The Hawks come in allowing 46.3 FanDuel points per game to opposing small forwards -- dead last in the league. The game environment overall is fantastic, with the over/under at 228.5 points in a huge pace-up spot for the Heat (24th to the Hawks' 4th).
PJ Washington, PF, Charlotte Hornets ($4,700)
Attack the Bulls via their frontcourt.
That is what I say all the time on The Daily Iso, simply for the fact they are so bad on defense against big men. The Bulls are allowing 49.0 FanDuel points per game to power forwards -- dead last in the league -- and 56.5 FanDuel points per game to centers -- also dead last in the league. They're terrible on defense, and you should roster whoever is playing them on a daily basis.
Tonight, that leads us to PJ Washington from the Hornets. His production in the first part of the season was a bit up and down due to some injuries, but this price tag is solid, and we want to trust his 0.78 FanDuel points per minute to increase given this soft matchup.