3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on 4/19/21
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.
Xavier Tillman, PF, Memphis Grizzlies ($3,500)
The Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a ton of injuries right now and that means plenty of value potential in their lineup.
As of now, Dillon Brooks, Brandon Clarke, Justise Winslow, and De'Anthony Melton are listed as questionable, while Jonas Valanciunas is listed as out. This puts the Grizzlies in a spot where they will have a much shorter rotation and in all likelihood, Xavier Tillman in the starting lineup as the center. Tillman will be up against the Denver Nuggets where the over/under is set at a solid 226.5 points and a 7.5-point spread. Even though the Nuggets are allowing the fewest (44.97) FanDuel points per game to opposing centers, you should still be looking to Tillman for value tonight. Take note, he is listed as a power forward but should be starting at center.
Tillman is the best-projected value play on the slate, set to go for 25.2 FanDuel points in 29.02 minutes. While that is under one FanDuel point per minute, we're only looking for Tillman to exceed his salary-based value, which he would be doing if he can hit that projection. He should be chalky tonight, but it's okay to eat the chalk sometimes.
Isaiah Stewart, PF, Detroit Pistons ($4,800)
It's very clear that the Pistons are prioritizing getting their younger players plenty of experience, which is why we see Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant taking some games off for "rest". This has led to Stewart playing 20 minutes or more in nine straight games and posting 20 FanDuel points or more in six of those games. Recently, we have seen his true fantasy potential, as he has two double-doubles in his last three games while being over one FanDuel point per minute in each of his last three.
That should continue tonight since he is facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are allowing the eighth-most (45.27) FanDuel points per game to opposing power forwards. If he is going to have this strong of a matchup, you should be considering Stewart in all formats and just wait until you see his projection. Stewart comes in projected for 32.26 minutes and 32.3 FanDuel points, which makes him the second-best value play on the slate.
Facundo Campazzo, PG, Denver Nuggets ($4,300)
A couple of injuries have changed up the rotation of players for the Nuggets and we are now getting a starting point guard under $5,000 with Campazzo. In the Nuggets' current starting lineup, Campazzo is producing 0.85 FanDuel points per minute, which is the third-highest among the five. That is noticeably strong production from what was the third-string point guard until recently.
While Campazzo doesn't have a high ceiling when it comes to pure scoring, he has the ability to fill up the stat sheet and reach fantasy value. That should come in handy since the Nuggets (26th in pace) are in a solid pace-up spot versus the Grizzlies, who are the eighth-fastest team in the league. All of this gives Campazzo a projection of 31.98 minutes and 25 FanDuel points tonight.