3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 1/28/22
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 three players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup.
P.J. Washington, PF/C, Charlotte Hornets ($4,800)
The Charlotte Hornets have a great matchup tonight and should see plenty of fantasy points for all involved.
A strong 228.0-point over/under against the Los Angeles Lakers, which features a 6.5-point spread in favor of the Hornets. The pace of the game should be fantastic because these are the two fastest-paced teams in the entire league. This puts all of the players in a good spot production, and that leads us to PJ Washington. He comes off the bench for the Hornets but still has posted 21 FanDuel points or more in three of his last four games.
Washington is holding an 18.0% offensive usage rate and producing 1.00 FanDuel points per minute. This level of consistent production allows Washington to reach or exceed fantasy value, which is exactly what he's projected to do tonight. numberFire's projections have Washington going for 26.49 minutes and 25.7 FanDuel points, making him the third-best value option among power forwards.
Mo Bamba, C, Orlando Magic ($4,800)
A 214.0-point over/under isn't the highest on the slate, but the weak defense on the side of the Pistons is a spot you can always look towards in NBA DFS. The Pistons are allowing 52.96 FanDuel points per game to centers this season, which is right around the league average, and it puts Mo Bamba in a favorable matchup. He comes in with a modest 14.9% usage rate but produces 0.95 FanDuel points per minute this season.
The matchup and the consistency give Bamba a projection of 25.12 minutes and 28.7 FanDuel points, making him the top value option among centers under $5,000. With both the Magic and the Pistons in the top half of the league in offensive pace and the bottom six in fantasy scoring, there's a clear path to upside for Bamba tonight.
Amir Coffey, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers ($4,700)
There's no big primary scorer for the Clippers with Paul George still out, and that leaves some offensive usage up for grabs. Recently, Coffey has shown a scoring ceiling with 12 and 29 real points in his last two games, which was good for 36.7 and 44.5 FanDuel points. The matchup against the Miami Heat is better than some may realize. Miami is sitting right around the middle of the pack, allowing 39.93 FanDuel points per game to shooting guards.
Coffey has a solid projection of 31.35 minutes and 26.3 FanDuel points, making him the second-best shooting guard value option under $5,000 tonight.