3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 11/30/21
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.
Tyus Jones, PG, Memphis Grizzlies ($4,600)
We know that Morant is going to be sidelined for a few weeks, and that presents Jones as a very clear value option going forward -- at least until Jones' salary jumps up. When Morant is off the court this season, Jones is holding a very modest 15.8% usage rate but is producing a solid 0.96 FanDuel points per minute. Hopefully, we can see his usage rate increase in the coming games, which will help establish a higher floor of points for him as he gets more involved in the offense.
Regardless of that, Jones is still producing plenty of fantasy points with Morant off the court, and we should see that continue tonight versus the Toronto Raptors. This game has a solid 216.5-point over/under and a close 3.5-point spread, both of which should help create a quality fantasy environment.
All of this leads to Jones being projected for 29.40 minutes and 27.2 FanDuel points, making him the top overall value option on the slate.
Immanuel Quickley, SG/PG, New York Knicks ($4,100)
First off, we got news yesterday that Kemba Walker is out of the Knicks' starting lineup and their rotation going forward. Next, the Knicks have RJ Barrett and Derrick Rose both listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Brooklyn Nets. If both of those players are ruled out, it will thin out the Knicks' guard rotation, opening up extra minutes for Quickley.
When Walker is off the court this season, Quickley is producing 0.85 FanDuel points per minute on a 21.5% offensive usage rate. When all of Walker, Barrett, and Rose are off the court, Quickley is bumped up to a 23.1% usage rate while totaling 0.98 FanDuel points per minute.
It's a clear increase in production for Quickley, and that is reflected in his projections, which have him going for 24.95 minutes and 23.2 FanDuel points. While we have to wait on some injury updates from the Knicks, it's clear Quickley is set for an expanded role moving forward.
Precious Achiuwa, C, Toronto Raptors ($5,200)
The center position is rather lackluster on this slate, but Precious Achiuwa could be the best value option.
Achiuwa has played 24-plus minutes in each of his last five games, and while his production over that time has fluctuated, he is still producing 0.89 FanDuel points per minute for the season overall. He will be up against the Grizzlies tonight, giving him one of the best matchups on the slate. This season, the Grizzlies are allowing a whopping 59.17 FanDuel points per game to centers, which is the second-most in the league.
This is also a solid pace-up spot for Toronto (29th in pace) against Memphis (6th), something that is always a good indication of the potential for extra fantasy production. Achiuwa comes in projected for 32.51 minutes and 27.2 FanDuel points, making him the top point-per-dollar value among centers who are salaried under $6,000.