5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Monday 11/14/22

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.

Malachi Flynn, PG/SG, Toronto Raptors

FanDuel Salary: $3,800

The case for Malachi Flynn is a pretty easy one: both Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr. are out.

That's leading to a big projection in minutes for Flynn, who has averaged just 9.9 minutes per game on the season. Flynn, in the Toronto Raptors' last game, played 22.8 minutes. He put up 17.9 FanDuel points with a line of 8 points (on 9 shots) with 2 rebounds, a steal, and a block.

Flynn has averaged 0.89 FanDuel points per minute this season while off to a good shooting start. There's a bit of risk because he's not a high-usage player, but the salary and minutes make him an easy justification at a sub-$4,000 salary.

Thaddeus Young, PF, Toronto Raptors

FanDuel Salary: $5,100

I'll stick with the Raptors here and feature Thaddeus Young, but Chris Boucher ($5,900) also projects well tonight with Pascal Siakam also out (and with Khem Birch questionable).

Young actually played more minutes (34.0) last game than Boucher (28.2).

Either way, it's a good matchup for the frontcourt here against the Detroit Pistons' 30th-ranked defense. Detroit is also below-average in rebounding rate (49.4%).

The low salary and effectively guaranteed minutes make Young a strong value play -- along with the rest of the Raptors.

Al Horford, C/PF, Boston Celtics

FanDuel Salary: $5,200

Al Horford is projected to be the second-best value play on the board, according to numberFire's model, and is expected to put up 30.1 FanDuel points in 30.0 minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who played yesterday.

Speaking of back-to-backs, Horford sat out on Saturday, the second game of a back-to-back set for the Boston Celtics.

Before that, he had played 32.5, 26.4, and 34.4 minutes with FanDuel point totals of 34.2, 26.2, and 35.4.

The Thunder are just an average defense, Horford is rested, and the Thunder are not.

Reggie Jackson, PG, Los Angeles Clippers

FanDuel Salary: $4,700

Reggie Jackson has not hit 30.0 FanDuel points in a single game this season yet, and that is a bit of a worry. However, the salary remains low enough to the point that we can embrace the high-floor guard.

Mathematically speaking, Jackson is just one of the most consistent point guards there are in the DFS world right now.

He's numberFire's top projected value of the night and is slated for 14.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.1 combined steals and blocks over 34.3 minutes against the Houston Rockets' 29th-ranked defense.

Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors

FanDuel Salary: $5,700

Things aren't yet official, but with the Golden State Warriors on a back-to-back, Klay Thompson is likely to get some rest today.

Our model loves Draymond Green as a result. He's projected for 32.0 FanDuel points across 29.9 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.

Green, without Thompson on the floor, has a lowly 13.5% usage rate but still manages to average 0.75 FanDuel points per minute, according to RotoGrinders' CourtIQ tool.

That's likely to bump up as the sample grows because he's at 0.92 per minute on the season.