3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 4/2/21
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.
Svi Mykhailiuk, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder ($3,700)
If Svi Mykhailiuk is going to be playing 30 minutes a game, he is an obvious value option.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have made it clear they are focusing on developing their younger players, and when we combine that with the number of injuries they have, we are presented with very clear value options. These two situations combined led to Mykhailiuk being in the starting lineup the other night against the Toronto Raptors, where he was able to go for 34.8 FanDuel points in 35 minutes of action. That is unbelievable production from a player who is near the minimum salary, and that is what we should be seeing from him tonight.
Mykhailiuk is projected for 27.03 minutes and 19.5 FanDuel points, making him the second-best value among shooting guards who are under $4,000. While that production is under one FanDuel point per minute, Mykhailiuk is still projected to exceed five-times value (or 5.0 fantasy points for every $1,000 in salary), while providing an immense of salary relief on this star-studded slate.
PJ Washington, PF, Charlotte Hornets ($5,200)
Washington is projected for 32.47 minutes and 32.4 FanDuel points tonight, which makes him the second-best value option on the entire slate, and the best-projected power forward. This shouldn't come as a surprise since he is producing 0.94 FanDuel points per minute right now on a solid 19.5% offensive usage rate. Tonight, the Hornets are on the road to take on the Indiana Pacers, where the over/under is set at 219 points and features a close 4.0-point spread.
This will also be a decent pace-up spot for the Hornets (16th) since Indiana (7th) is playing a bit faster than they have in previous seasons. The extra offensive opportunities should benefit Washington due to the fact the Pacers are struggling on defense this season, allowing the sixth-most (45.74) FanDuel points per game to opposing power forwards.
Bogdan Bogdanovic, SF, Atlanta Hawks ($5,500)
If Bogdan Bogdanovic is going to be in the starting lineup, he has to be considered tonight.
The Atlanta Hawks have John Collins out with an injury right now and that pushed Bogdanovic into the starting lineup last night. Since they are on the second night of a back-to-back, it's reasonably safe to assume that Bogdanovic will be in the starting lineup yet again, which gives him a fantastic matchup to attack for a few reasons.
Bogdanovic has always been known as a shooter and has plenty of ability to knock down shots from three-point range, which should help him tonight. He is facing off against the New Orleans Pelicans, who are allowing a league-worst (15.0) made three-pointers per game by their opponents. On top of that, the Pelicans are allowing the eighth-most (43.15) FanDuel points per game to opposing small forwards. The game total (224 points) is the third-highest on the slate and holds a 1.0-point spread, setting things up for a high-scoring and close contest.