3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 1/21/22
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 two players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup.
Joe Ingles, SG/SF, Utah Jazz ($3,700)
Ingles was in the starting lineup the other night and was able to post a solid 28 FanDuel points in 31 minutes. That's the level of production we are expecting from Ingles tonight with him projected for 29.49 minutes and 22.9 FanDuel points. He's the third-best value option on the slate. He has a strong projection since he is up against the Detroit Pistons, who are allowing the eighth-most (41.28) FanDuel points per game to opposing shooting guards.
There's also some upside for Ingles to exceed his projection since the Pistons are in the bottom half of the league for the most three-pointers allowed per game (12.2) to their opponents. With both teams in the top half of the league in offensive pace, we should see a good back-and-forth flow tonight.
John Konchar, SF/SG, Memphis Grizzlies ($4,200)
Kyle Anderson, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Tyus Jones, and Killian Tillie are all out for the Grizzlies, changing their rotation in a big way. Konchar was in the starting lineup the other night versus the Milwaukee Bucks and that's where we should see him tonight versus the Denver Nuggets. This is setting up to be a great matchup with a 224.5-point over/under and a very close 3.5-point spread.
Konchar has played 20-plus minutes in four straight games, going for 21-plus FanDuel in three of those four games. That is the volume of minutes we should be seeing from Konchar tonight, and while some of his games are under 1.00 FanDuel points per minute of production, he is ultimately exceeding his salary-based value.
Gary Payton, SG, Golden State Warriors ($3,600)
The Warriors are going to be without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, which should make Gary Payton II one of the first players off the bench. He's projected for 23.15 minutes and 25.1 FanDuel, which makes him the top overall value option on tonight's 11-game slate. Why is his projection so high?
On top of a massive over/under, both the Rockets and the Warriors are in the top 12 of the league in offense pace. The Rockets are also allowing a league-worst 42.96 FanDuel points per game to shooting guards. This sets up to be a very fantasy-friendly game with Payton right in the middle of it all.