5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players Trending Up for 3/11/16

Kemba Walker has been killing it lately. Who joins him among the hottest names in NBA DFS?

If you're a frequenter of our site, you've probably noticed the uptick in daily fantasy content, especially when it comes to daily fantasy basketball as of late.

And with a new addition to our DFS coverage, our  new daily fantasy basketball tools, we've got even more content for your eyes to feast upon.

So, with the use of our new trends tab, I'm here to provide you with five of the hottest players from the last five games in hopes that they'll continue their streaks in tonight's matchups.

JaMychal Green, PF, Memphis Grizzlies

FanDuel Price: $6,400

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
JaMychal Green 13.07 28.42 117.47%

A product of the Grizzlies' mounting injury problems, JaMychal Green has been a really good value play as of late. Injuries to Brandan Wright, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, in addition to the trade of Jeff Green, have opened up a lot of playing time for the second-year power forward. And that playing time has translated to some big DFS success. Over his last five games, Green has more than doubled his season average and has returned an average value of 7.38 FanDuel points per $1,000. He's been particularly great in his last two outings, with 48 and 35.6 fantasy points, which has caused his price to rise from $3,700 to $6,400 in the matter of two games. With such a rapid bump in salary, Green is no longer the amazing tournament play he was over the last five games, but he's almost certain to play 35-plus minutes (assuming Randolph is out), so he is definitely worth cash consideration in tonight's slate.

Robert Covington, SF, Philadelphia 76ers

FanDuel Price: $6,200

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Robert Covington 23.27 32.3 38.79%

This is a very rare slate in that the small forward spot is loaded with mid-priced options capable of producing a big figure for your lineup. In my opinion, if you want the most bang for your buck Robert Covington's your guy. He's doing what he does best: hitting outside shots and grabbing boards to supplement his scoring numbers. In his last five games Covington has connected on three or more three-pointers on three such occasions while adding an average of seven rebounds in those games. His 40% shooting isn't necessarily lighting the league on fire, but his volume shooting and rebounding has provided his daily owners with 6.18 times value in that stretch. With a matchup against a hopeless Brooklyn squad, look for RoCo to stay hot and exceed 30 points once again.

Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Hornets

FanDuel Price: $9,100

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Kemba Walker 36.86 49.36 33.91%

The previous two players are riding hot streaks, without a doubt. But Kemba Walker he has been a DFS inferno over the past five games. His average of 49.36 FanDuel points is fourth among tonight's players, behind only James Harden, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Russell Westbrook, all of whom are priced like the DFS Ferraris they are, starting at $10,900. As we've seen him do to the tune of 5.81 points per $1,000, Walker can provide the same kind of production at a much cheaper price. He doesn't have the easiest matchup against the Pistons tonight, I'll concede that. However, are you sure you want to bet against a guy hitting over half of his shots and splashing in an average of four threes per game over his last five? Just food for thought.

Jrue Holiday, PG, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $8,200

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Jrue Holiday 29.44 36.94 25.47%

Jrue Holiday has also been on as of late, but not for the same "he's just out of his mind" reason. With both Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans out for the season, Holiday is merely exploiting the opportunity he's been given. Averaging 33.7 minutes over his last five (and 37 over his last three), Holiday has tallied over a point per minute, with over 21 points and 7 assists per game. This deadly combination of volume and consistent production makes Holiday a prime cash play tonight, despite his ever-increasing salary. If that's not enough, no one even knows who Memphis' next point guard will be. So, who's going to be defending Holiday? Maybe no one.

Hassan Whiteside, C, Miami Heat

FanDuel Price: $8,700

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Hassan Whiteside 35.01 43.5 24.27%

Considering Chicago's DvP versus the center position (18th out of 20 teams on tonight's slate), Hassan Whiteside is most definitely a chalk play at the position tonight -- at least for cash games. And why wouldn't he be? Over his last five games, Whiteside is averaging his exact expected return based on his current salary. He's been scoring (18.2 points per game), rebounding (14.0 per game) and blocking (4.2 per game) everything lately, subsequently giving DFS players an average value of 5.08. If that doesn't scream cash play I don't know what does. As for tournaments, Whiteside might be a sneaky option, especially if the depleted Bulls can keep the game close just long enough for Whiteside to get his down low.