3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/14/16
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'll need to find one of these lower-priced options to squeeze everyone into your lineup.
Let's take a look at three guys who can help fill the gaps in your lineup tonight. Of course, remember to check our projections closer to tip because so much can change in the NBA throughout the day.
Shelvin Mack, PG, Utah Jazz
FanDuel Price: $4,300
The Jazz point guard has been excellent of late and has paid over six times his price tag (i.e. more than six FanDuel points per $1,000 in salary) in five of the last six games. Shelvin Mack has been tallying a consistent amount of points, rebounds, and assists lately, which has helped him become such a great value. His cost is criminally low for his continued production. Mack is seeing a lot more court time than earlier in the season and is relatively safe for tonight's slate with a good amount of upside.
Brandon Knight, PG, Phoenix Sun
FanDuel Price: $6,600
Brandon Knight has missed extensive time this season with a knee injury but has now played the last two games. He was initially eased back into action with 25 minutes off the bench, and then on Saturday, he erupted for 30 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Knight is a very good player and is well worth the $6,600 price tag. Now that he is past his injury, look for his cost to rise quickly, but take advantage of it now while it is still relatively low.
Wesley Matthews, SG, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $4,100
Wesley Matthews is a very inconsistent fantasy player. The upside to the inconsistency is that his price remains low, and he could score 32 fantasy points like he did last game. The downside is that he may score just seven fantasy points like he did on March 7th.
Matthews is definitely not the safest play, but our projections like him tonight. The minutes are always there for Matthews, and he should be able to turn that into production, as the Hornets give up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.