NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 3/8/22
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.
Andre Drummond, C, Brooklyn Nets ($4,500)
With a massive 240.0-point over/under, the Brooklyn Nets at the Charlotte Hornets is an amazing fantasy matchup.
Both teams are in the top 11 of the league in offensive pace and both teams are in the bottom 10 of the league in defensive rating. This sets things up for this to be the best fantasy environment on the slate and you want plenty of exposure here. While there are great top-tier options to pay up for in this game, there's also a ton of value to consider. That starts with Andre Drummond, who has one of the best matchups on the entire slate.
The Hornets enter allowing 57.70 FanDuel points per game to centers, which is the third-worst in the league. Drummond hasn't been with the Nets for too long but is producing 1.24 FanDuel points per minute with a 19.9% offensive usage rate. Given all of these factors, Drummond comes in projected for 23.91 minutes and 28.7 FanDuel points, making him the third-best value option on the slate.
Cedi Osman, SF/PF, Cleveland Cavaliers ($4,700)
The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with a few injuries and that opens up some value.
With Jarrett Allen out for a few weeks -- along with others -- the Cavaliers' starting lineup is going to be changed again. We could see Cedi Osman in the starting lineup tonight and it would make him a clear value option. He's up against the Indiana Pacers, who are allowing the ninth-most (42.00) FanDuel points per game to small forwards this season. That matchup puts Osman in a good spot since he is producing 0.88 FanDuel points per minute with a 23.4% usage rate when we account for the injured Cavs' players off the court.
This is also a pace-up spot for the Cavaliers (29th) since the Pacers (13th) sit in the top half of the league. All of these are strong factors in the favor of Osman, who is projected for 33.07 minutes and 27.9 FanDuel points, making him the sixth-best value option overall, and the third-best among small forwards.