5 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Wednesday 11/23/22
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.
Marcus Morris, PF/SF, Los Angeles Clippers
Norman Powell, SF/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
Morris FanDuel Salary: $4,900
Powell FanDuel Salary: $5,100
We can also lump in Ivica Zubac ($5,800), but I didn't want to soak up three spots for one with one team. Although, to be honest, I could have justified even more Clippers here (i.e. Terance Mann at $3,700 and Reggie Jackson at $5,100 -- or even Nicolas Batum at $3,800 if I wanted to get a little weirder).
numberFire rates Morris (6.08) and Zubac (5.92) as top-three FanDuel-point-per-$1,000 plays; Powell is at 5.24.
With Leonard, George, and Kennard off the floor, however, Powell is second on the team with a 29.9% usage rate and a per-minute average of 0.98 FanDuel points.
No matter how you slice it, the Clippers are prime for DFS value on Wednesday.
Kelly Olynyk, C/PF, Utah Jazz
Collin Sexton, SG, Utah Jazz
Olynyk FanDuel Salary: $5,300
Sexton FanDuel Salary: $4,700
Kelly Olynyk was a great value play at times early in the season, and he's still got some upside to offer us on FanDuel.
Olynyk has put up 43.2, 11.8 (in 19 minutes), 26.2, and 38.4 FanDuel points over his past four games. He plays a thinned-out Detroit Pistons team tonight in a game with a solid total of 229.5 points.
Although there is some blowout risk (the Jazz are favored by 11.5), Olynyk's minutes projection is only 30.0. He doesn't need 35-plus to return value. He's projected for 28.6 FanDuel points while filling the stat sheet: 11.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks.
As for Sexton, he sports a 23.0% usage rate and earns 0.87 FanDuel points per minute without Conley on the floor this season. He's projected for a hefty 5.74 FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary. Even if Utah wins big, he should see minutes as a primary ball-handler.
Kevon Looney, C/PF, Golden State Warriors
FanDuel Salary: $4,100
Kevon Looney started the last game against the New Orleans Pelicans -- but played five minutes simply to extend his start streak. As a result, his salary is down $400 from last game and $600 from where it was two games ago, and that's pretty substantial when we're looking at sub-$5,000 salaries.
Looney, then, is anticipated to be the top value play of the day, according to numberFire's model. He's expected to score 6.33 FanDuel points per $1,000 while playing 27.8 minutes.
Looney faces the shorthanded Clippers as a 9.5-point favorite. There is, once again, blowout potential; however, at this low salary, he can surpass value in limited minutes.