5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players Trending Up for 3/14/16

Finally getting a chance on a banged up Memphis team, Lance Stephenson has been DFS gold as of late.

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.

Lance Stephenson, SF, Memphis Grizzlies

FanDuel Price: $5,600

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Lance Stephenson 13.09 29.76 127.43%

If you read Friday's edition of this article or have tracked the NBA at all, you know that the injury situation in Memphis has opened up a lot of opportunity for the few survivors. That includes point forward  Lance Stephenson, who has taken over a big part of the ball handling responsibilities. Subsequently, Stephenson has returned to his old form as of late, more than doubling his season average output per game and returning an average value of 7.27 FanDuel points per $1,000 over his last five games. Despite a $1,600 increase in price, you should expect more of the same against a porous Houston team tonight.

Devin Booker, SG, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $6,500

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Devin Booker 17.99 37.48 108.34%

This is the second time in three installments that the young Devin Booker has appeared in this column because it was just impossible not to again. Over his last five games, he's hit five times his value every night and has doubled his season average production. Booker is a knockdown shooter by nature, but he's found his success elsewhere recently. In addition to his 25.2 points per game, Booker is distributing 6.4 assists per contest over his last five contests. It's fitting that his salary has gone from $4,700 to $6,500 in the same amount of time but that shouldn't keep players from rostering him, especially tonight. Booker will take on a Timberwolves team ranked 14th among the 18 teams on tonight's slate in defending the off-guard position.

Emmanuel Mudiay, PG, Denver Nuggets

FanDuel Price: $6,100

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Emmanuel Mudiay 24.63 32.66 32.61%

There's no arguing the fact that Emmanuel Mudiay is having one of the least efficient seasons of all-time. He's had more than his fair share of struggles in his rookie season, but he has managed to bounce back with some decent, though inefficient, production in recent games. Over his five previous starts, Mudiay has averaged 19.2 points and 5.4 assists in 32 minutes per game. Those numbers have amounted to an average value of 5.64 points to every $1,000 of salary. At his middle of the road price tonight, Mudiay could be a solid cash game play based on volume production alone. He doesn't carry much value in tourneys though, as Miami and their slower prace are more than likely to limit the rookie's upside.

Tristan Thompson, PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $5,000

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Tristan Thompson 21.65 26.94 24.44%

This is strictly another cash game option for tonight's purposes, as Timofey Mozgov returned to the Cleveland rotation yesterday. That prevents Tristan Thompson from being a really solid cash and tournament play, but nonetheless Thompson, in 26 minutes of action, put up over 30 FanDuel points in Mozgov's return from injury. He doesn't always need the big minutes to produce at a low price. However, big minutes could be in store tonight (especially if Kevin Love sits out) against a Jazz team built upon their size down low. If that happens look for Thompson to at least meet his value for the fourth straight game.

Enes Kanter, C, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $5,000

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Enes Kanter 21.72 25.96 19.50%

I know, Enes Kanter has barely surpassed his salary-implied value, on average, over the past five games. But, I'm breaking out of this five-game box with this one. In Kanter's last four games the high-priced backup center is averaging 15.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in a mere 21.4 minutes per game. His super-efficient numbers have combined for at least 30 FanDuel points in three out of his last four games and have bestowed an average value of 6.39 on DFS lineups. If -- and particularly in the case of a blowout -- Kanter gets the opportunity tonight in a matchup with Portland, he should make you one happy drafter.