3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/12/16 and 5/13/16 Slate
With only one game on both Thursday and Friday, 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 three 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 been churning out value almost every game. He has now played at least 35 minutes in four straight games.
In the series, he is averaging 10.2 points and 12 rebounds per game. That includes a blowout in Game 1 and just a single field goal attempt in Game 3.
With Enes Kanter's defensive issues, Adams is soaking up minutes, and that's leading to volume on the offensive end.
Given the minutes and his role, he should be able to post close to 30 fantasy points tonight.
Terrence Ross, SG, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $3,700
Terrence Ross definitely carries a bit of risk with him -- there is no way getting around that. However, with DeMarre Carroll banged up and questionable for Game 6, Ross will have an easier time to provide value.
Ross is averaging 15.4 fantasy points this series, which would give him a value of 4.2 (points per $1,000 in salary) based on his price tag for Friday. He is averaging 10.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
The stats aren't great, I know, but his price tag is so low that he offers an immense amount of salary relief. Plus, his role should increase if Carroll can't suit up.
With Carroll in the lineup, Ross is riskier but could still provide some value. Without Carroll, Ross will have plenty of opportunities to produce at such a low salary.
Bismack Biyombo, C, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $5,500
Bismack Biyombo's price has taken a big leap, and his Game 5 performance wasn't incredible. However, the safety and upside are still there for Biyombo with Jonas Valanciunas out for the rest of the series.
In 21 regular season games without Valanciunas, Biyombo averaged 7.5 points and 12.3 rebounds. In the two games this series without Valanciunas, Biyombo is averaging 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.
With Hassan Whiteside's status still up in the air, Biyombo and the Raptors' frontcourt could again be the deciding factor in Game 6.