3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 1/3/23
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.
Malik Beasley, SF/SG, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Salary: $4,800
The premier game of the night is the one between the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings. The total is 242.5 with a spread of 3.5 points. Neither of the other two games has a total higher than 233.0 or a spread smaller than 7.5.
Malik Beasley should get a chance to put up shots as a result. He's already had double-digit shot attempts in 13 straight games and has averaged 12.5 shot attempts per game on the full season.
The Kings rank 21st in defensive rating, and against bottom-10 defenses, Beasley averages 23.9 FanDuel points and 0.89 FanDuel points per minute.
numberFire projects Beasley for 30.1 minutes and 24.9 FanDuel points, giving him the second-best value rating of the night.
Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings
FanDuel Salary: $5,500
I'm going to stick with that same game and talk about Harrison Barnes.
Barnes is averaging 31.4 minutes per game on the season and is projected for a slight bump (33.2) as well as 27.1 FanDuel points.
The Jazz rank a lowly 27th in defensive rating. Barnes, against all bottom-10 defenses, has averaged 0.89 FanDuel points per minute. His rate against all other teams is only 0.72.
Al Horford, C/PF, Boston Celtics
FanDuel Salary: $5,600
Horford has averaged 30.6 minutes in seven full games since getting back up to speed after a five-game absence.
Though the Thunder are a solid defensive team (12th in defensive rating), they are 26th in rebounding rate.
In their first meeting of the season, Horford put up a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double that also featured 4 assists and 2 combined steals and blocks for 36.2 FanDuel points.