3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/21/16
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.
Ray McCallum, PG, Memphis Grizzlies
FanDuel Price: $3,700
The Memphis Grizzlies have become one of the best sources for daily fantasy value. Their team is so injured every night that low-priced players will often see heavy minutes. Tonight's potential lottery ticket is Ray McCallum. McCallum paid over six times his price tag (i.e. six fantasy points per $1,000 in salary) last time out and has a very good chance to repeat that performance as they take on the Suns, who have let up the most fantasy points to opposing point guards all season. Make sure McCallum draws another start tonight before placing him in your lineups, but if he does start, he is a very attractive option.
Amir Johnson, PF, Boston Celtics
FanDuel Price: $3,800
I'm going to keep rolling Amir Johnson out there until his price increases. Every night, he is one of our projections' top players. He has paid 5x, 9.7x, 4.5x, and 8x his price tag in the last four outings for the Celtics. His $3,800 cost will allow you to pair him with some high-priced stars. Johnson is one of our favorite plays again tonight as he is now starting and playing close to 25 minutes every night. He may not win you your tournament with a massive game, but he only has to score 19 fantasy points to pay five times his cost.
Darrell Arthur, PF/C, Denver Nuggets
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Darrell Arthur is very inconsistent. However, with Kenneth Faried out for tonight's game already, Arthur could see a lot more playing time. Faried missed the last two games, and in those two contests, Arthur has had two different stories. First, he played just 18 minutes on Thursday and scored just five fantasy points in a loss to Atlanta in a game where they were getting blown out. More recently though, on Saturday, Arthur played 35 minutes and scored 34 fantasy points, which was good enough for over nine times his salary.
The Nuggets play the Cavaliers tonight, so there is a chance for another blow out. But if Arthur sees anywhere close to the 35 minutes he saw on Saturday, he will likely be a great play tonight. He is so cheap that he allows you to go with the "stars and scrubs" approach. As long as he gets to just 20 fantasy points tonight, he will be a great value.