3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 3/11/22
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.
Devonte' Graham, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans ($4,300)
The New Orleans Pelicans have a number of players missing, opening up plenty of value options.
Devonte' Graham is set to be one of many potential value options for the Pelicans since both Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum are out. When those two players are off the court, there's a ton of offensive usage up for grabs, and we see Graham taking a step forward in the offense. He is holding a 22.8% usage rate while producing 0.94 FanDuel points per minute when those players are off the court. This puts him in a great spot to produce plenty of fantasy points and exceed value.
Graham should be in the starting lineup against Charlotte Hornets, who are allowing 45.87 FanDuel points per game to point guards. The Hornets (1st) are the fastest-paced team in the league while the Pelicans (22nd) are one of the slower teams.
A great pace-up spot, a good matchup, and extra offensive usage have Graham projected for 32.32 minutes and 31.2 FanDuel points, making him the top overall point-per-dollar value option on the slate (as of Friday afternoon).
Reggie Bullock, SG, Dallas Mavericks ($3,800)
Reggie Bullock is a great value option with big point-per-dollar upside.
In the seven games since the All-Star break, Bullock is averaging 9.1 field goal attempts per game, with 7.4 of them coming from three-point range. Over seven three-point attempts per game is a high number for a player under $4,000. This gives him the ability to reach and exceed value quickly if he's able to get those shots to drop. That is certainly on the table in tonight's matchup against the Houston Rockets, who are allowing opponents to make the fifth-most (13.2) three-pointers per game.
The Dallas Mavericks (30th) are dead last in the league in offensive pace, while the Rockets (4th) are one of the fastest teams in the league. This game features a solid 225.0-point over/under and should be a good fantasy environment for production.
Bullock comes in projected for 33.90 minutes and 23.5 FanDuel points, making him the sixth-best value option overall and the second-best point-per-dollar play among shooting guards.
Mike Conley, PG, Utah Jazz ($5,000)
The Utah Jazz have a fantastic fantasy matchup versus the San Antonio Spurs.
This season, the Spurs (5th) are playing at a fast pace and aren't playing a ton of defense, currently allowing 48.71 FanDuel points per game to point guards, which is the seventh-most in the league. This combination consistently puts point guards facing the Spurs in a great spot to produce fantasy points, so we want to look at Mike Conley as a value option tonight.
He's projected for 29.73 minutes and 31.2 FanDuel points, making him the fifth-best value option overall and the second-best point-per-dollar choice at point guard. That shouldn't be a surprise with this game holding a 229.0-point over/under a 6.0-point spread. Conley is producing 0.99 FanDuel points per minute on a 20.1% usage rate.
In this matchup, Conely is checking all the boxes we want and is a great value option.