3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 5/1/16
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.
Frank Kaminsky, PF, Charlotte Hornets
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Frank Kaminsky offers some serious savings tonight as he has a near-minimum price tag. His value in contingent on Nicolas Batum sitting out. Batum has been banged up for the last few weeks and when he sits out, Kaminsky steps up with a big increase in his role on the offensive end.
Kaminsky played 36 minutes last game and put together a performance that was 7.5 times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary).
In the last game that Batum sat out, Kaminsky played 35 minutes and racked up 27.7 fantasy points. He made 5 of 12 shots and hauled in 6 rebounds as well. The minutes will definitely be there for him tonight. Hopefully the shots will be too. Either way, it wont take much for Kaminsky to hit value tonight.
Shaun Livingston, PG, Golden State Warriors
FanDuel Price: $4,500
In the first round, Livingston averaged 13.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Due to his solid performance, his price has gone up, but not enough to deter you from finding value here. Even at his new price tag of $4,500, he would have been below five times his salary only in Game 1, where he would have a value of 4.5.
Livingston is the biggest beneficiary of Curry missing time. He stands to play around 30 minutes in what should be a closer series against Portland.
Joe Johnson, SF, Miami Heat
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Joe Johnson let us down with a poor fantasy performance in Game 6. In the two games prior to that, he had put together consecutive solid performances. In Game 4, he tallied 27.4 fantasy points and then followed that up with a 26.5-fantasy-point performance in Game 5.
Johnson has played a consistent 35 minutes per game this series. There are no signs of that changing anytime soon, which is comforting to daily fantasy owners.
Over his last three games, Johnson is averaging 13.3 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
He offers nice savings at the small forward position, and is unlikely to be highly owned, too.