5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 11/15/22
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.
Dillon Brooks, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies
John Konchar, SF/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Brooks' FanDuel Salary: $5,200
Konchar's FanDuel Salary: $4,000
Konchar is projected to play 30.9 minutes and put up 25.8 FanDuel points on a line of 9.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 combined steals and blocks. That works out to a value rating of 6.46 (i.e. FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary). That's second-best on the slate.
Brooks trails Konchar in projected value (5.93) but ranks third on the slate there.
Brooks has a stellar 28.7% usage rate and averages 0.72 FanDuel points per minute without Bane on the floor; Konchar's numbers are weaker at 10.2% and 0.63, respectively. However, DARKO data thinks Konchar should be averaging 0.78 FanDuel points per minute with Brooks at 0.89.
Isaiah Hartenstein, PF, New York Knicks
FanDuel Salary: $4,800
We'll need to keep an eye on the player news section tonight to see if Isaiah Hartenstein starts again. He has done so in two straight games but did move to the bench for two matchups after drawing a start five games ago.
In those three starts, Hartenstein has played 38.5, 32.5, and 22.9 minutes. In the two games off the bench, he played 20.9 and 14.7 minutes. That's an average of 31.3 versus 17.8.
While projected around 32 minutes tonight, Harteinstein has the best value rating of the night (7.55) by far, so keep an eye on the New York Knicks' starting lineup before tipoff.
Joe Harris, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
Royce O'Neale, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets
Harris' FanDuel Salary: $3,800
O'Neale's FanDuel Salary: $5,100
Joe Harris projects for 29.9 minutes against the Sacramento Kings, a team that generally defends the three-point line well. Harris, though, has been a little less dependent solely on scoring than you might think.
He's averaging 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.9 combined steals and blocks for 17.1 FanDuel points per game. He still has upside for a big game at this salary because he has averaged 7.3 shot attempts per game and is due for some shooting regression.
He's converted on only 34.5% of his three-point attempts this season, down from a career rate of 43.6%. He hasn't shot below 41.9% from deep in six straight seasons.
As for Royce O'Neale, the floor is just so elevated due to his minutes. O'Neale has played at least 33 minutes in five straight games and actually has some decent numbers within those.
Over the past five games, O'Neale has averaged 26.8 FanDuel points on the back of 9.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.8 combined steals and blocks over 36.9 minutes per game.