3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 10/18/22
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 some players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup on FanDuel tonight.
Jordan Poole, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors ($6,000)
However, that also means he should see minutes in the upper 20s while the other five guys in the top six are limited.
Poole averaged 30.0 minutes in the regular season last year. He took 13.9 shot attempts for a per-game average of 18.5 points. The other production wasn't awful, either: 3.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.1 combined steals and blocks. That all works out to a per-game average of 29.4 FanDuel points -- so just a tick under 1.00 per minute (0.98).
So, yes, he'll be in check to a degree and won't see 35-plus minutes. Instead, he'll see his usual work, give or take, and with the off-court drama, a big game seems imminent to start the season.
He's rating out as 54.5% likely to finish as a top-five value play on the slate, according to my simulations.
Lonnie Walker, SG/SF, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,000)
Walker is joining the team after four years with the San Antonio Spurs. Last season in San Antonio, he averaged 23.0 minutes while primarily coming off the bench. He still averaged 10.9 shot attempts for 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists with 0.9 combined steals and blocks. He's a pretty versatile contributor, and he's likely to see minutes in the upper 20s tonight.
With the Warriors' top six limited and not in the best shape, Walker's on-court minutes should be productive after he put up 0.88 FanDuel points per minute a year ago.
Walker is rating out as 29.5% likely to be the top value play of the night in my model. Those are the best odds of the night.
Derrick White, PG/SG, Boston Celtics ($4,400)
Derrick White (20.2%) trails only Walker (29.5%) in top-value odds in my simulations for tonight's slate, so we have to take a look here.
Although White's minutes per game number dropped down from 30.3 with the Spurs last year to 27.4 after being traded to the Boston Celtics, he was pretty integral for their rotation in the playoffs and the NBA Finals.
Our model is projecting White for 25.9 minutes, 10.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.5 combined steals and blocks.
The appeal of a starting shooting guard at $4,400 is pretty obvious for White, too, in case this one plays close to the 2.5-point spread in Boston's favor.