3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Monday 11/29/21
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.
Nassir Little, SF, Portland Trail Blazers ($4,200)
If we look back to the beginning part of the season when Powell missed a few games, we can see that Little was in the starting lineup, giving us a good indication he should be back there tonight versus the Utah Jazz. This bodes well for Little, who is producing 0.89 FanDuel points per minute on a 16.2% offensive usage rate when Powell is off the court this season.
That level of production is where we should see him tonight, and he's projected for 27.04 minutes and 21.9 FanDuel points.
While that is under 1.00 FanDuel points per minute, Little would still be exceeding salary-based value with 21.9 FanDuel points. That is certainly possible tonight versus the Jazz because we have a solid 223.0-point over/under and a spread at 7.0 points, which isn't too high.
Gary Harris, SG/SF, Orlando Magic ($4,100)
Cole Anthony is ruled out, Terrence Ross is questionable, and Mohamed Bamba is questionable tonight. This changes not only the starting lineup for the Magic but also their rotation of players, which creates extra opportunities for Harris. When those three players are off the court, Harris is taking an extra 3.84 field goal attempts per 48 minutes, which is the largest increase on the team.
This extra volume of shots will allow Harris to reach for a ceiling of pure scoring, which can help him exceed fantasy value in a hurry. Harris comes in projected for 33.90 minutes and 23.6 FanDuel points, making him the fifth-best value option on the entire slate.
PJ Washington, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets ($4,900)
Plumlee has been out for two games, and we have seen Washington go for 23.7 and 38 FanDuel points in those games. This shouldn't come as a surprise because Washington is producing 1.03 FanDuel points per minute when Plumlee is off the court this season. Those 1.03 FanDuel points per minute are the third-highest on the Hornets, giving him a level of consistency we love to see for a player at only $4,900.
Tonight's matchup versus the Chicago Bulls has a slate-high 224.0-point over/under and a close 5.5-point spread. We see Washington projected for 30.75 minutes and 30.5 FanDuel points, making him the third-best value option on the slate and the best among centers.