3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/11/16
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.
Ramon Sessions, PG, Washington Wizards
FanDuel Price: $4,200
Ramon Sessions is as close to a must-play as possible. Coming in at just $4,200, he is averaging 15 points and 10 assists since taking over the starting role while John Wall has been sidelined for three straight games. It looks like Wall may not play in the Wizards' final two games, which means the Sessions train will continue to role.
Sessions gets to go against one of the worst teams in the league in the Brooklyn Nets. He should be highly owned because his price is so low compared to his recent production.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $3,800
This is my first time writing about Frank Kaminsky, but he has actually been a nice daily fantasy asset lately. Like most players below $4,000, he won't win you a tournament by scoring 40-plus fantasy points, but he seems to have a nice floor. In the last four games, he is averaging 24.6 fantasy points. If he matches that number tonight, with this price tag, he will be a great value play.
In last night's contest, Kaminsky played 30 minutes and racked up 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Hornets take on the Celtics tonight who are pretty good defensively but also play at the third-fastest Pace in the league.
Alexis Ajinca, C, New Orleans Pelicans
FanDuel Price: $4,900
Alexis Ajinca has been fairly relevant since the injuries to Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson. However, his coming out party was the other night against the Lakers when he torched them for 28 points and 15 rebounds on his way to 53 fantasy points. He then left the next game with a shoulder injury and never returned, leaving a lot of daily fantasy owners stuck with just nine fantasy points.
Ajinca has been playing well and he deserves to be on our radar. He wasn't listed on the injury report for tonight's game, so he should be close to 100% as the Pelicans take on the Bulls.
$4,900 is starting to get a little expensive for him, and while I don't expect him to put up 53 fantasy points again, I can easily see him being in the high 20's, which would be plenty at this salary.
As always, make sure to watch for updates as the games get closer. This time of year, there are a lot of late scratches, as players are resting for the playoffs, which can drastically change the landscape of the value plays.