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.

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.

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' role could expand depending on the status of Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk, both of whom are questionable.

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

Al Horford once again projects well in numberFire's model. He's facing the Oklahoma City Thunder, a former team of his, and he's projected for 30.9 minutes tonight.

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.