3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Thursday 10/27/22
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 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, using numberFire's daily fantasy basketball projections as a guide.
Norman Powell, SF/SG, Los Angeles Clippers ($3,900)
Powell is projected for 32.3 minutes and 28.0 FanDuel points. That works out to 7.17 FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary -- by far the best value rating of anyone of the night.
There were promising underlying numbers in that game, though, including 10 shot attempts. Powell has had 8, 10, 9, and 10 shot attempts to start the season, and those potential points are very welcomed on a four-game slate.
My slate simulations have Powell as 24.5% likely to be the night's best value play. Nobody else is above 18.0%.
Keegan Murray, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings ($5,200)
Murray, in two games, is averaging 26.9 FanDuel points over 25.6 minutes. A 54.2% field goal percentage is also leading to 17.5 actual points to go along with a per-game line of 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 1.5 combined steals and blocks.
He's had 10 and 14 shot attempts in his two outings, which is a nice start for a baseline of promising fantasy production.
Murray is slated for 34.8 minutes in this matchup with a projected output of 32.8 FanDuel points.
He's 14.1% likely to be the night's best value play, which is very noteworthy at a salary above $5,000.
Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks ($5,000)
Dinwiddie has put up an average of 24.1 FanDuel points over 31.3 minutes in his three games. That's tied to good shot volume (13.0 attempts per game) and efficient shooting (51.3% from the field).
Dinwiddie's projected line -- 30.8 minutes, 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and ultimately 28.6 FanDuel points -- puts his value rating at 5.72, third-best of the night.
Dinwiddie's scored 15, 15, and 24 real points, and a guy who can drop 20-plus while also contributing in other categories is not easy to overlook on a small slate. He's 45.7% likely to be a top-five value play this evening, tying him for third-best of anyone on the slate.