3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 3/24/16
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.
Toney Douglas, PG, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $5,100
Toney Douglas has been one of the safest and most consistent players in daily fantasy over the last two weeks. Douglas has paid at least five times his price (five fantasy points per $1,000 in salary) in eight straight games. He will take on the Pacers tonight, and both teams have an above-average Pace.
If you want someone who has been very consistent and a great value over a two week stretch, Douglas is your guy.
Luke Babbitt, SF, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Luke Babbitt has been fantastic with both Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson sidelined. While the sample size is very small, the last two games have been impressive for Babbitt. He has been paid six and eight times his cost.
It may seem crazy, but Babbitt has a lot of upside for the injury-riddled Pelicans. He should see another 35 minutes tonight, and frankly, someone has to shoot the ball in New Orleans. $3,800 for someone who will probably see minutes in the mid 30's and took 19 shots last game is a very attractive daily fantasy option.
Mason Plumlee, C, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $5,200
Mason Plumlee was one of our top plays yesterday, and he put up 30 fantasy points. Let's roll Plumlee out there again because his price hasn't changed and because there is no reason to expect him to regress tonight. Over his last seven games, Plumlee has averaged 5.76 times his cost.
He scored 43 fantasy points on Sunday across 32 minutes, and he saw another 27 minutes on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers take on the Clippers tonight, the fifth-toughest center matchup of 10 teams tonight, per our defense versus position rankings.