NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Thursday 2/17/22

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.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Washington Wizards ($4,200)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is playing a larger offensive role for the Washington Wizards and is a value option to consider.

With Bradley Beal done for the year, Spencer Dinwiddie traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and Kristaps Porzingis still dealing with an injury, the Wizards need some scoring on offense. This is where we've seen KCP step up and given them a bit of a boost in recent games, posting 23-plus FanDuel points in three of his last four games.

His 21.9% offensive usage rate and 0.89 FanDuel points per minute are solid numbers considering his lower salary tonight.

It's a solid matchup against the Brooklyn Nets tonight with a 215.0-point over/under and a close 4.5-point spread. This is also a pace-up spot for the Wizards (22nd) since the Nets (10th) are one of the faster teams in the league. We also see the Nets allowing eighth-most (41.13) FanDuel points per game to opposing shooting guards.

All of this gives KCP a projection of 29.89 minutes and 22.8 FanDuel points, making him the third-best value option at shooting guard.

Luke Kennard, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers ($4,400)

With a slate-high 229.5-point over/under, the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets matchup is a great fantasy environment.

The Clippers (15th) are a very average team when it comes to offensive pace while the Rockets (4th) are one of the fastest teams in the league.

This, in combination with the fact the Rockets are the worst defensive team in the league for fantasy production, makes them an ideal target. Playing super fast with no defense is a recipe for allowing opponents to reach and exceed fantasy value, so we look to Luke Kennard as an option tonight.

Kennard comes off the bench for the Clippers but has still managed to post 21 FanDuel points or more in two of his last three games. He's knocked down at least two three-pointers in those two games. His scoring upside can propel him to a modest ceiling of fantasy points -- especially doable in this soft matchup.

Kennard enters projected for 24.79 minutes and 21.6 FanDuel points.