3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/25/16
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.
Raymond Felton, PG, Dallas Mavericks
FanDuel Price: $6,000
Another day, another time I will recommend Raymond Felton. Felton has been spectacular all year without either Jose Juan Barea or Deron Williams. Williams has been shut down for the season, and Felton will look to continue his impressive streak of 31-plus fantasy points in three straight games.
Barea is probable for Game 5, but that shouldn't slow down Felton too much as the Mavericks look to keep their season alive in Oklahoma City. Williams played just one minute last game, so we will likely see a similar game plan from Dallas in terms of playing time.
Felton is averaging 38 minutes in his last three contests to go with 19.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. All of that for just $6,000? Yes, please.
Enes Kanter, C, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $5,500
Enes Kanter is another guy who has showed up multiple times in the article series. His price increased increased by 17 percent, but there is still value to be found here.
Coming in at $5,500, Kanter will have to score 27.5 fantasy points to reach the five times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary). He has eclipsed that number in three of the four games this series by averaging 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
The only game in which Kanter played fewer than 20 minutes was in Game 2, which was Oklahoma City's only loss of the series so far. Coincidence? Well we'll leave that to Billy Donovan.
Either way, Kanter produces stats with the best of them on a per-minute basis. If Kanter sees close to the 26 minutes he received in Game 4, he will be a prime candidate for a lot of value in your lineup.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Frank Kaminsky drew a fairly surprising start in Saturday's Game 3. He replaced the injured Nicolas Batum. Kaminsky had a very good night, and Charlotte will likely go back to what worked in Game 3, which was playing two big men at the same time.
If Batum sits out again, Kaminsky will likely play at least 30 minutes. In Game 3, he played 35 minutes, which may be a little high to expect again, but even with playing time around the 30-minute mark, he should be able to pay well compared to his near-minimum price. Last game, Kaminsky poured in almost 28 fantasy points, which was an impressive value of 7.9.
Kaminsky loses a lot of appeal if Batum is active and may not be worth the risk. Hopefully, a clearer report will come surface about Batum's status well in advance of tip off. The good news is that Charlotte is the first game of the night, so we will definitely know before lineup lock.