5 Daily Fantasy Basketball Players Trending Up for 4/6/16

When he gets the minutes, Moe Harkless has provided solid DFS value. What other hot streaks should you be targeting tonight?

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 an ever-widening catalog of content.

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.

Moe Harkless, SF, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $4,400

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Moe Harkless 13.12 28.52 117.44

With fellow teammate Al-Farouq Aminu primarily playing the power forward spot, Moe Harkless has been getting a lot of minutes at the small forward slot in the lineup as of late. With his uptick in minutes -- from 18.4 on the season to 27.9 over the last five games -- Harkless has become very relevant for DFS purposes. 

He has exceeded his salary-implied value (five fantasy points per $1,000) four out of the last five while kicking back an average value of 6.87 to those rostering him over that time. He's been particularly good in his last two with totals of 29 and 44.2 FanDuel points in those contests. He'll be up against an uptempo Thunder team tonight, so value should be right around the corner once again.

Alexis Ajinca, C, New Orleans Pelicans

FanDuel Price: $4,300

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Alexis Ajinca 12.41 24.56 97.92

Omer Asik has been benched, Anthony Davis has been shut down for the season, and Ryan Anderson is unofficially done for the season due to a hernia. There isn't much left of the Pelicans' original roster, period. One of those remaining is Alexis Ajinca, who has averaged just 13.9 minutes on the season behind the likes of Davis and others. 

Lately, the big man has been forced into action, and he's done his best to take advantage. Over his last five, Ajinca is averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 boards in 25.5 minutes. Tonight, the Pelicans meet the Celtics, who are exploitable down low and on the glass. Ajinca is a good bet to meet value and actually carries some upside when considering the opponent.

Tobias Harris, PF, Detroit Pistons

FanDuel Price: $6,400

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Tobias Harris 27.4 33.44 22.04

If you've been keeping up with this article you know that Tobias Harris' teammate, Marcus Morris, has been scoring in bunches as of late. However, Morris' price is finally catching up to his production. Harris, on the other hand, has been (on average) outproducing his current salary over his last five games. 

Harris is providing an average value of 5.33 points per $1,000 and has two games of six-plus points per $1,000. He's also seen a 2% bump in Usage Rate over that timespan, so Harris is a prime target to consider tonight in a revenge game against his former team, the Orlando Magic.

Markieff Morris, PF, Washington Wizards

FanDuel Price: $5,500

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
Markieff Morris 22.4 26.28 17.34

Like his twin brother Marcus, Markieff Morris has been turning out some great performances lately as well. Since being dealt from Phoenix to Washington, Morris has been enjoying his pick-and-roll relationship with John Wall

Until recently though, Morris hasn't been receiving full starter's minutes. In his last four (he injured his groin five games ago against Minnesota and played under 10 minutes) he's averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 30.45 FanDuel points in 31.6 minutes a game. With the Wizards all but out of the playoff race, the younger Morris should get all the minutes he can over the older Nene.

C.J. McCollum, SG, Portland Trail Blazers

FanDuel Price: $6,900

FanDuel Season Avg. L5 Avg. % Above
C.J. McCollum 31.68 32.42 2.34

C.J. McCollum isn't really outplaying his season average by leaps and bounds -- as you can see. That doesn't mean he hasn't been hot lately. McCollum is a great tournament play tonight because his price has leveled out while his production has provided a lot of upside. 

Over his last five games, McCollum has had two games below his salary-implied value, but he's had three games in which he's provided an average value of 5.53. In two of those, he had at least 39.9 FanDuel points. I would expect an output like that tonight against Oklahoma City, who ranks 13th of the 16 teams on tonight's slate against the shooting guard position in terms of fantasy points allowed.