3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for 5/8/16

Which players can you target to save salary on today's two game slate?

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.

Tristan Thompson, C, Cleveland Cavaliers

FanDuel Price: $4,800

If you want to see what inconsistency looks like, check out Tristan Thompson's player page and look at the daily fantasy salary and production graph.

Whenever Atlanta goes with a big lineup, Thompson sees the court for extended time. With both Al Horford and Paul Millsap on the court, Thompson will be forced into playing time today.

He showed his upside in Game 1, playing 40 minutes and scoring 31.8 fantasy points. Thompson has been successful against Atlanta this season. Counting both regular season and postseason, he is averaging 28.2 fantasy points per game across six contests.

Serge Ibaka, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder

FanDuel Price: $5,600

Serge Ibaka has put together a nice series against San Antonio so far. The Spurs are allowing him to shoot mid-range jumpers and Ibaka is capitalizing on the opportunity.

The rebounding numbers are a little lower than you'd like as he only has 12 rebounds through the first three games -- down from his nearly 7 rebounds a game this season.

Ibaka is also 10 of 17 from behind the arc which provides a nice bonus on DraftKings where you receive points for three pointers. He has become a solid shooter, which is helping him average over 15 points per game this series.

Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs

FanDuel Price: $5,000

Tony Parker played a crucial role in San Antonio taking a 2-1 lead in the series against Oklahoma City. In Game 3, he took 14 shots on his way to 19 points, which is unusually high for him.

The points will likely regress a bit in Game 4, but he can rack up assists in a hurry in a great Spurs offense. Parker is averaging 4.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game this series.

He is averaging 26 fantasy points in the Western Semi-Finals. Parker can definitely do that again as Russell Westbrook continues to gamble on defense.