3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 1/17/23

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.

T.J. Warren, SF/PF, Brooklyn Nets

FanDuel Salary: $4,800

The Brooklyn Nets are hitting the road to face the reeling San Antonio Spurs, who are just 8-16 at home (13-31 overall).

A big boost for T.J. Warren awaits, as Kevin Durant is out. In two games without Durant that Warren played in (the past two), he has averaged 25.2 minutes for a disappointing 18.9 FanDuel points. The shot volume has been there (13.0 attempts), though.

Warren maintains a 22.2% usage rate and averages 0.82 FanDuel points per minute with Durant off the floor, according to CourtIQ.

Plus, against bottom-10 defenses, Warren has averaged 0.87 FanDuel points per minute.

As of early Tuesday, numberFire projects Warren for the best value rating of the night (5.71 points per $1,000) thanks to anticipating 28.5 minutes and 27.4 FanDuel points from him.

Jeremy Sochan, SF/PF, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Salary: $5,100

Sticking with that game but going to the other side of it, Jeremy Sochan projects well for the Spurs despite their status as underdogs.

Sochan has been starting for the Spurs (14 straight games), and in those starts, he's been averaging 28.5 minutes and 24.1 FanDuel points on a per-game line of 9.6 field goal attempts, 10.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 combined steals and blocks -- a versatile stat line for sure.

Sochan is projected for 30.1 minutes and 26.1 FanDuel points, good for a value output of 5.11.

Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Clippers

FanDuel Salary: $5,700

When the Los Angeles Clippers played the Philadelphia 76ers in their first matchup this season (December 23rd), Zubac was on the floor for 33.6 minutes en route to 7 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks for 30.4 FanDuel points (0.91 per minute).

We've seen his minutes be extended here and there throughout the season, and with Joel Embiid opposite him, we could see elevated minutes again for Zubac.

Zubac has cleared 30 minutes in 20 games this season. In those 20 games, he's averaged 36.3 FanDuel points thanks to 13.2 points, 13.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.5 combined steals and blocks.

He's projected for 28.5 minutes and 27.9 FanDuel points in this matchup.