3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/19/16 and 5/22/16 Slate
With only one game apiece on both Thursday and Sunday, 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.
Andre Iguodala, SF, Golden State Warriors
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Andre Iguodala had a fantastic Game 2 that helped Golden State run Oklahoma City out of the building. The most notable of his shots came just before halftime.
Iguodala converted the and-one without even looking at the rim as he spun it high off the glass. While that doesn't add extra fantasy points, it was definitely fun to watch.
He was able to contribute 25.1 fantasy points despite only playing 26 minutes as the game got out of hand.
Iguodala is being called upon a lot this series and has delivered so far with 24 fantasy points per game to start the series.
Iman Shumpert, SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Iman Shumpert offers incredible savings, and we know exactly what to expect from him. Crazy enough, he has been between 14 and 16.6 fantasy points in the last four games. While that isn't very exciting, he is consistently providing over four times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary).
Between the four teams remaining, there are plenty of stars to spend your money on, so saving with Shumpert isn't the worst idea.
He plays about 20 minutes per game and only needs a few points, rebounds, and assists to be a great value. He's crazy cheap and is the best option for a "stars and scrubs" strategy.
Serge Ibaka, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $5,200
For the more risk-averse fantasy players, Serge Ibaka is your guy. He is only $5,200 and is definitely safer than Shumpert and most of the other inexpensive options.
In Game 2, he took his first shot 18 minutes into the game and shot very poorly (1 for 6). Plus, Oklahoma City was blown out. All three of those factors that led to a somewhat disappointing fantasy night are unlikely to happen again in Game 3.
Ibaka has been a crucial piece to the Thunder this year, and he isn't going away. A bounce-back game from the veteran out of the Republic of the Congo wouldn't be that much to ask for. The rebounds and blocks offer a nice level of safety for Ibaka even if the scoring isn't there again.