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

Like his game, Dirk Nowitzki's DFS production and value are timeless. Who else is trending up?

If you're a frequenter of our site, you've probably noticed our commitment to providing you with as much daily fantasy content as possible, especially when it comes to daily fantasy basketball as of late.

With the latest addition to our DFS coverage, our new daily fantasy basketball tools, we're able to provide you with even more insight.

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 extend their hot streaks once again tonight.

Toney Douglas, PG, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $4,500

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Toney Douglas 12.81 25.94 102.43%

With Norris Cole either hobbled or on the shelf recently, Toney Douglas has been getting all the minutes at the guard spot opposite point guard Jrue Holiday. In the last five games, Douglas is averaging over 31 minutes per game -- up nearly 14 minutes from his season average. As a product of his influx in minutes, Douglas has been producing some good value at a low price. With a salary no higher than $4,100 over the past five, Douglas has been a solid punt play, giving DFS players 6.98 points per $1,000 by more than doubling his season average. He gets the Kings tonight in a game with an over/under of 222 points -- expect the same production so long as Cole is out once again.

Enes Kanter, C, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $5,200

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Enes Kanter 21.95 31.38 42.93%

I don't like being repetitious, but Enes Kanter is just too hot to pass up. While he hasn't received a huge bump in minutes or anything as of late, the backup center has found a way to get the most out of the 21.6 minutes he's seen over his last five. In those contests, he's amassed 17.2 points (on 69.4% from the field) and 11.4 rebounds per game with a heightened Usage Rate of 26.29%. He's become even more of a focal point for the Thunder's second team than he had been early in the year. If he continues to see his 20-plus minutes, he'll give you at least six times the value that you paid for him, that much is certain.

Andrew Wiggins, SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $6,600

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Andrew Wiggins 28.73 34.84 21.28%

I could see why a lot of players would be skeptical about targeting Wiggins in tonight's matchup. He could be matched up with Tony Allen for points in time, so his freedom to score and create could be limited. However, just eight days ago, Wiggins hung 31.1 FanDuel points on Kawhi Leonard and the stingier Spurs defense. Oh, and he's been trending in the right direction as of late, scoring at least 31.1 points over his last five. He's been shooting an efficient 55.3% over that timespan, and adding peripherals of 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.0 steals per, which has him yielding 5.64 points per his salary-based value.

Ricky Rubio, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

FanDuel Price: $6,900

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Ricky Rubio 30.45 35.68 17.16%

Ricky Rubio joins his teammate Wiggins here -- after all, he's been really a super valuable DFS option as of late. If you take out his 21.22 minutes and 9.3 FanDuel points against the Spurs, in his last four Rubio's been superb. He posted crazy-good averages of 13 points, 12.25 assists and 5.75 rebounds per game over a nine-day span (ignoring that Spurs game), dispensing 42.3 fantasy points for an average value of 6.45 points for every $1,000 worth of salary. His price has gone up $600 since Friday, nonetheless Rubio's recent production deserves attention.

Dirk Nowitzki, PF, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $7,400

FanDuelSeason Avg.L5 Avg.% Above
Dirk Nowitzki30.438.6227.03%

You could've gotten Dirk at a good discount just nine days ago (compared to his current price) of $6,600 at FanDuel. Nowadays, Dirk's going to run you eight more Benjamins because he's been so efficient with daily fantasy players' money as of late. The future Hall-of-Famer has provided an average value of 5.66 points per $1,000 over the past five games on the back of 26 points and 7.4 rebounds a night. It's also worth noting that Nowitzki's enjoyed a nice 4% bump in Usage over the past five, and we don't expect that to change tonight in a home matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers.