NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 4/8/22
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.
Talen Horton-Tucker, SG/SF, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,000)
With LeBron James done for the season, Talen Horton-Tucker is set for the starting lineup.
THT had a huge game last night with 58.1 FanDuel points versus the Golden State Warriors, and while he may not carry that type of ceiling every night, he's still a top value option tonight. He's up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are allowing 43.64 FanDuel points per game to opposing small forwards, which is the third-worst in the league.
This game features a high 227.5-point over/under, and a close 5.5-point spread should put both teams in a spot to score plenty of fantasy points. numberFire's projections have THT going for 36.52 minutes and 36.4 FanDuel points, making him the top overall value option on the entire slate.
Rui Hachimura, SF/PF, Washington Wizards ($4,500)
The Washington Wizards have a few players out tonight, which gives us some value options to consider.
All of Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are out tonight, which should put Rui Hachimura into the starting lineup. When all of those players are off the court, Hachimura is producing 0.93 FanDuel points per minute with a 22.2% offensive usage rate this season. While a 222.5-point over/under isn't the highest on the slate, the shortened rotation of players should put Hachimura in a spot to reach for his fantasy ceiling.
Over the last five games, Hachimura has posted 32 FanDuel points or more three times, a level he can certainly reach tonight with a softer matchup versus the New York Knicks. Hachimura is projected for 34.16 minutes and 30.2 FanDuel points, making him the eighth-best value option on the slate.