4 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/10/16 and 5/11/16 Slate
With only three games set for Tuesday and Wednesday, daily fantasy contests that begin today include both nights.
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 four guys who can help fill the gaps in your lineup.
Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $5,200
Steven Adams has had a great series against San Antonio and has now played at least 36 minutes in three straight games.
In the series, he is averaging 9.8 points and 12.25 rebounds per game. Those are impressive numbers when you factor in the blowout in Game 1, which limited his minutes severely, and just a single shot attempt in Game 3.
His defensive skill set is keeping him on the floor over fellow big man Enes Kanter, which is simply giving Adams more opportunity to produce on the offensive end.
With his being more involved in the offense and game in general, he should be able to score close to 30 fantasy points tonight.
Tony Parker, PG, San Antonio Spurs
FanDuel Price: $5,100
Tony Parker in this series has looked similar to the Parker of five years ago. He has put up back-to-back solid performances while scoring 19 and 22 points in Games 3 and 4, respectively.
Fantasy-wise, he has been valuable as well and has paid 6.4 times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary).
Per NBAWowy.com, Parker averaged 0.83 FanDuel fantasy points per minute on the season. Pair that with a modest 30 minutes -- he played 34 and 32 minutes the last two games -- and he will be at a solid 4.9 times his salary
Bismack Biyombo, C, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Bismack Biyombo didn't disappoint yesterday and produced 35.1 fantasy points.
He has absolutely torched teams when Jonas Valanciunas has missed time this year. Valanciunas has been ruled out for the rest of the series against the Heat, so Biyombo will continue to be a source of value.
There have now been 22 games this season in which Toronto played with Biyombo and without Valanciunas. In those games, Biyombo is averaging 7.8 points and 12.4 rebounds per game.
With Miami's center, Hassan Whiteside, questionable with a knee injury, Biyombo could be a force on the glass in Game 5.
Al-Farouq Aminu, PF, Portland Trail Blazers
FanDuel Price: $5,900
Al-Farouq Aminu is another guy who has been a value target recently.
Aminu is averaging 39 minutes per game in his last three contests and is averaging 32.6 fantasy points to go with the extended playing time.
Per NBAWowy.com, Aminu is averaging 0.79 FanDuel fantasy points per minute this season. So far in the postseason, though, he is averaging 0.89 fantasy points per minute.
His recent performance should be here to stay as he is averaging just 0.84 fantasy points per minute in the last three games, which is actually below his postseason average.