3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target 8/19/20
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 three players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup.
Josh Richardson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers ($4,900)
It has been a team effort from the Philadelphia 76ers to replace all-star Ben Simmons in their lineup, and starter Josh Richardson has had a significant part in that as well. Richardson's usage inside the offense really shines with Joel Embiid off the floor, as it rises from his standard 16.1% usage rate to 20.4% when Philly rests their big man.
The largest difference between Richardson, Tobias Harris, and Al Horford is their price's on FanDuel. Richardson is only $100 more expensive than he was on Monday, despite hitting a 5.25 FanDuel Value Score with 25.2 FanDuel points. Richardson did that only shooting 41%, versus his 46% shooting metric overall inside the bubble. He is projected by numberFire to hit value again with 27.9 FanDuel points in Game 2.
Marcus Morris Sr, PF, Los Angeles Clippers ($4,700)
The Los Angeles Clippers are widely regarded to have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA, but that has not stopped Marcus Morris from carving out a substantial role in LA's starting lineup. Morris has averaged 32.83 minutes in the last six contests for the Clippers, and with minutes, comes production. Morris is up to 0.79 FanDuel points per minute in his tenure with the LA Clippers, and that is rapidly improving, as Morris used 19 points and 6 rebounds to score his Clippers-high 38.6 FanDuel points on Monday.
Morris is only $200 more expensive than on Monday, and the uptick in minutes of center Montrezl Harrell likely will not impact him as a wing. He has a stable floor given his role in the rotation, and will look to continue to abuse a Dallas Mavericks' frontcourt that has given up the eighth-most FanDuel points to opposing power forwards.
Seth Curry, PG, Dallas Mavericks ($4,400)
It was slightly disappointing that Seth Curry did not start for Dallas on Monday, but he did play 33 minutes and helped close the game. His place in the rotation is set, as only five Mavericks (thanks to a key ejection of Kristaps Porzingis) saw upwards of 20 minutes in Monday's Game 1. Coming off the bench and still seeing his full minutes allotment actually benefits Curry, as he sees a drastic increase in production the more he can dodge Luka Doncic and his ball-centric nature. Curry elevates from 0.61 to 0.80 FanDuel points with Doncic off the floor.
Likely the return of Porzingis more negatively impacts Maxi Kleber than Curry, and as such, he should continue to get looks against the Clippers, who gave up the fourth-most three-point attempts in the NBA. Curry, at sixth on the NBA's three-point percentage leaderboard this season, is certainly capable of converting those to buckets.
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