5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players Trending Up for 3/30/16

Who joins Draymond Green among the hottest players to roster on tonight's slate of games?

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Our new trends tab shows you a variety of player stats over the last five or 10 games. Feel free to check it out for yourself. But, if you don't have the time today, I'm here to provide you with five of the hottest players from the last five games -- and ones in good spots going into tonight's slate of games.

Josh Richardson, SG, Miami Heat

FanDuel Price: $5,100

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Josh Richardson 12.06 23.18 92.2

With Goran Dragic out with an illness Monday night, Josh Richardson took full advantage of the opportunity presented to him. In over 38 minutes, as the team's primary point guard, Richardson scored 16 points on nine shots and finished with 31.5 FanDuel points for the game. Against a struggling Lakers squad, Dragic is more than likely to sit out tonight's game, so even at his elevated price, Richardson makes for a great play. In his last five contests, he's exceed the optimum value of five points per $1,000 on three occasions while averaging 27.4 fantasy points in the four games in which he's played 30 or more minutes. The Lakers are last among all 18 of tonight's squads against point guards -- plan accordingly.

Mirza Teletovic, PF, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $4,600

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Mirza Teletovic 17.43 24.74 41.93

Mirza Teletovic isn't going to score a ton of points and win a GPP for you, but he is a pretty good cash game play as of late. He has reached value in four out of his last five games, doing so in 26.7 minutes a night. Sure, his salary has jumped over the past seven days, but if you're looking for value at power forward, Teletovic is in a good spot against a Milwaukee team ranked 15th out of 18 teams in action tonight versus the power forward position. And in his last three games specifically, Teletovic has been given a lot of opportunity, getting up an average of 16.7 shots and 8.3 three-point attempts per game.

Wesley Matthews, SG, Dallas Mavericks

FanDuel Price: $4,900

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Wesley Matthews 20.3 27.56 35.73

With injuries to Deron Williams and Chandler Parsons, Wesley Matthews has had to pick up a lot of slack for the Mavericks lately. He might not be doing so as much as head coach Rick Carlisle would like, but he's scoring 17.8 points -- 5.5 more than his season average -- and shooting 53.5% from three over his last five games. He's managed 22 or more points in two of those games and has had four three-point makes in four of the five. As for tonight's game, the Mavericks take on the Knicks at home in a must-win game, so I'd look for the ultra-competitive Matthews to continue his hot shooting.

Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors

FanDuel Price: $8,500

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Draymond Green 38.96 46.4 19.09

One of the higher-priced power forward options on tonight's slate, Draymond Green has been proving that he's more than worth the investment. Over his last five games, Green has averaged a value of 5.6 points per $1,000 as he's reached six times value on three different instances. In the last five games, his salary has escalated from $8,100 to $8,500, but Green's average over his last five is beyond his salary-expected output for tonight's matchup. Keep in mind that Green is facing a Jazz team ranked first among tonight's teams against his position -- so consider Green in tournaments more than cash.

Brandon Knight, PG, Phoenix Suns

FanDuel Price: $7,200

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Brandon Knight 31.81 36.22 13.85

Please, don't go plugging Brandon Knight into all your cash game lineups tonight. As a result of a pace-down game against a Bucks team ranked 24th in Pace I'd only consider Knight as a tournament play. Milwaukee has also been solid against opposing point guards, rating fifth against floor generals. Where Knight catches my attention is in his recent play, which has been mostly volume-based success. With a Usage Rate of 26.49% over his last five, Knight has accounted for 21.8 points, 5.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds a game, and has gone for optimum value three times. Oh, and it's a revenge game if you're into that as well.