3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 3/25/21
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-salaried options into your lineup.
Let's take a look at three players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup.
James Wiseman, C, Golden State Warriors ($4,200)
Whenever we get a report stating a player will be in the starting lineup for the rest of the season, it's a cause for optimism since we know his role will be secure. This is what we should be seeing from James Wiseman, and hopefully, an increase in minutes along the way. Wiseman has missed a ton of time this season and has played over 30 minutes only one time since the start of 2021. He played 25 minutes in his most recent game and posted 21.8 FanDuel points, which is a bit lower than we'd like to see from him.
Tonight, he has a chance to exceed one FanDuel point per minute since he has a soft matchup versus the Sacramento Kings, who are allowing the fifth-most (54.47) FanDuel points per game to opposing centers. On top of that, Wiseman is producing 1.03 FanDuel points per minute when Stephen Curry is off the court. With a slate-high 225-point over/under, there shouldn't be anything slowing Wiseman down tonight.
Marcus Morris, PF, Los Angeles Clippers ($5,000)
Morris joined the Clippers starting lineup on March 16th and been producing since then. He comes in with 24 FanDuel points or more in four of the five games since his new role. If we look at the Clippers' current starting lineup, Morris is holding a surprising 25.3% usage rate, while producing 1.05 FanDuel points per minute. That usage rate is the second-highest among the five players, behind only Paul George (25.7%).
That production is projected to continue tonight with 28.08 minutes and 21.6 FanDuel points against the San Antonio Spurs, who are allowing 42.60 FanDuel points per game to opposing power forwards. While this game has a modest 222-point over/under, the value and consistency Morris brings to your lineups is solid from a point-per-dollar basis.
Kendrick Nunn, PG, Miami Heat ($5,500)
Nunn has a great matchup in front of him tonight since he is taking on the Portland Trail Blazers, who are allowing the most (51.85) FanDuel points per game to opposing point guards. This should put him in a good spot since Nunn is producing 0.85 FanDuel points per minute in the Heat's current starting lineup. Nunn has played 23 minutes or more in four of his last five games but has seen his production as low as 11 FanDuel points and as high as 30 FanDuel points in that span.
While the matchup is amazing, Nunn is clearly behind Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo for production within their lineup, which is what leads to the inconsistency. This makes him more of a tournament target since his range of outcomes is wider than you would want in a cash game. Have some exposure to him in tournaments because the matchup is too good to pass up.