3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 12/20/22

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.

Bruce Brown, SG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Salary: $5,800

Value is tough to find today, but there are only a handful of five-figure salaries to try to get to, so that helps.

To help roster the lone outlier salary (which belongs to Nikola Jokic at $12,500), we can look to a Denver Nuggets teammate with Bruce Brown Jr. yet again.

Brown Jr. has played 34.7 and 36.6 minutes over the past two games and has averaged 32.6 over his past 10 games. All of those were starts.

In total, Brown Jr. has started 17 of 29 games. In the 17 starts, Brown Jr. has averaged 33.0 minutes and 27.8 FanDuel points thanks to per-game averages of 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.6 combined steals and blocks.

numberFire's model anticipates Brown Jr. to get 34.8 minutes of action tonight for 31.1 FanDuel points. That 5.36 FanDuel-point-per-$1,000 projection is good for a top-three mark in the numberFire model.

The Nuggets are in the game of the night, a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies that has a 234.0-point total and a tight 1.5-point spread.

Immanuel Quickley, SG/PG, New York Knicks

FanDuel Salary: $4,700

Immanuel Quickley's New York Knicks are on the opposite end of the over/under spectrum for tonight's game against the visiting Golden State Warriors.

The Knicks/Warriors tilt has a total of just 221.0 points, the lowest of the evening. That being said, the Knicks are favored by 5.0, giving them a pretty moderate implied team total of 113.0.

Quickley has averaged 25.6 minutes per game over his past 10 and 27.2 over his past five. He's averaging 0.89 FanDuel points per minute on the season.

Golden State ranks 17th in defensive rating on the year. Against defenses outside the top 10, Quickley's FanDuel-point-per-minute rate skyrockets to 0.98.

Isaiah Stewart, C/PF, Detroit Pistons

FanDuel Salary: $5,700

One of the few value projections over 5.00 tonight belongs to Isaiah Stewart in a matchup against the Utah Jazz.

Utah ranks just 25th in defensive rating on the year, and in games against bottom-10 defenses, Stewart is averaging 30.4 FanDuel points over 32.9 minutes per game.

Also, Utah is a bottom-10 rebounding team by rebounds per game allowed. In matchups with bottom-10 rebounding squads, Stewart is averaging a near double-double (12.1 points and 9.5 rebounds).

Overall, numberFire's model projects Stewart for 29.7 minutes and 29.1 FanDuel points.