3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 4/26/16
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.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $4,800
DeMarre Carroll suffered an injury earlier in the season that kept him sidelined for an extended amount of time. However, it seems the Raptors are now confident in his health, as he has played an average of 33 minutes in his last two games.
In those two games, Carroll has put together a 25-fantasy-point night and then a 19-fantasy-point night. The first two game of the series, Carroll played just 20 minutes a game and was irrelevant when it came to daily fantasy. After two solid performances and consistent minutes, the $4,800 price tag offers plenty of value.
Jonas Jerebko, PF, Boston Celtics
FanDuel Price: $4,800
Listen, I am just as shocked as you are. Jonas Jerebko averaged just 15 minutes a game during the regular season and is now playing low 30s? It is really surprising, but he has been extremely effective in the last two contests -- both of which the Celtics won.
In Games 3 and 4, Jerebko averaged 34 minutes, 13.5 points, and 11 rebounds. His fantasy point totals in those two games were 33.4 and 28.5.
Jerebko will look to keep it going tonight in Atlanta for Game 5. He is a little risky because, at any moment, his playing time could dip to his regular season numbers. With that said, Boston won two straight, and Jerebko was a big factor in both of those games. So, his recent minutes should be sustainable.
Ian Mahinmi, C, Indiana Pacers
FanDuel Price: $5,200
If you are looking for someone who is an extreme high-risk, high-reward player, Ian Mahinmi is your guy. In the first three games of the series, Mahinmi averaged just 9.3 fantasy points across just 20.6 minutes. However, Game 4 was a completely different story. He found his groove and played 33 minutes on his way to 45.5 fantasy points.
If he isn't as effective in Game 5, the Pacers will likely stagger his minutes with the rest of the frontcourt. But, if he can keep this momentum going, he could see minutes in the high 20s, where he'll have a great opportunity for another solid night. Maybe not quite 46 fantasy points, though. Let's not get greedy.