3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/21/16 and 5/22/16 Slate
With only one game apiece on both Saturday 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 put up a solid 25.1 fantasy points despite only playing 26 minutes as the game got out of hand in Game 2. In Game 1, he provided similar production with 23 fantasy points.
Iguodala's role has increased in this series due to matchups, and in close games, he may play just over 35 minutes the rest of the way.
Dion Waiters, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Dion Waiters offers plenty of savings at a time where there are a lot of options to spend up. Waiters is likely to play over 30 minutes a game at just $3,800.
He plays with the starters a lot, but his true value comes when he runs with the second unit paired with only one of Durant or Russell Westbrook. Waiters is a nice scoring option who can put together a string of points in just a few minutes.
For the playing time, usage, and the price tag, I am buying Waiters in DFS.
Serge Ibaka, PF, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $5,000
When you are deciding who to save money on, playing time is crucial. For that reason, Serge Ibaka is an attractive option on this slate. He played 36 minutes in Game 1 and then 30 in the Game 2 blowout.
He is averaging 22.7 fantasy points through the first two games of the series. After scoring just 18.6 fantasy points in Game 2, his price has dropped a few hundred dollars to an even $5,000.
Ibaka, 18 minutes into the game, took his first shot of the game with a made three-pointer. That shot turned out to be the only points he would score the entire game. It's hard to see that poor of an offensive showing occurring again in Game 3.