3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 5/6/16
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.
J.R. Smith, SG, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Price: $5,000
J.R. Smith everybody!
In all seriousness though, Smith can be a very valuable asset to own in daily fantasy. His price has risen to $5,000, but he has scored more than 25 fantasy points four times in the postseason already.
The Cavaliers dominated in Game 2 with a fury of 25 three-pointers -- 7 of which came from Smith.
So far in the playoffs, Smith is averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. He is also averaging 34.8 minutes and 10.2 shots per game. The Cavaliers shortened their rotation in the playoffs, so the minutes are very safe for their starters.
Dennis Schroder, PG, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $3,900
Dennis Schroder probably burned you last game due to the blowout. That poor performance shouldn't scare you too far away, though.
In Game 1, he played 28 minutes and churned out a very impressive 34.6 fantasy points. Atlanta will most likely go back to their Game 1 strategy of playing Jeff Teague and Schroder at the same time.
The two guards played multiple stretches together, and it worked well on the offensive end. That's why Schroder played 28 minutes compared to his regular 20 minutes of playing. In that game, he also took a team-high 20 shots.
On a per-minute basis, Schroder is extremely valuable at fantasy production and can win you a league on any given night that he sees extended time.
Kent Bazemore, SF, Atlanta Hawks
FanDuel Price: $5,400
Similar to Schroder, Kent Bazemore put up a dud in Game 2 thanks to the blowout. Assuming Game 3 will be closer (the Cavs are favored by 2.5 points), Bazemore will have a significantly better chance to provide value tonight.
Prior to Game 2, he was averaging 13.8 shots per game, which provides a nice source of safety when you roster him.
Bazemore had a good performance in Game 1 with a stat line of 16 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Bazemore piled together a 36.4-fantasy-point night against Cleveland.
Bazemore has scored at least four times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary) in every postseason game aside from Game 2.