3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/22/16 and 5/23/16 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 has been a nice asset to the Golden State Warriors this series. The defending NBA Finals MVP has been great in terms of real basketball and fantasy basketball. For us, we care more about the fact he is averaging 24.1 fantasy points at just $4,500.
He logged limited minutes in Game 2 because Golden State won easily. With a Game 3 in Oklahoma City, it's unlikely to be a blowout, so Iguodala should play close to 35 minutes. He is currently averaging 0.82 fantasy points per minute through the first two games of the series.
Bismack Biyombo, C, Toronto Raptors
FanDuel Price: $5,700
Bismack Biyombo is a little expensive for a traditional value play, but the price is low enough where we can find plenty of value here.
Biyombo has been fantastic this postseason in place of the injured Jonas Valanciunas. Biyombo had been underwhelming in the first two games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but hauled in 26 rebounds in Game 3. The entire Cavaliers team had 40 rebounds in the game.
While we shouldn't expect another 26-rebound game, it does show his potential. The insane rebound total helped Biyombo score 46.7 fantasy points, and he was probably a fixture in a lot of winning lineups on Saturday night.
At just $5,700, he only needs 28.5 fantasy points to reach five times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary). After his Game 3 performance, it is very likely he reaches that mark again.
Dion Waiters, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $3,800
Dion Waiters is playing a ton of minutes and costs just $3,800 tonight. In just a two-game slate, finding the inexpensive options are even more crucial than normal, and that is exactly what Waiters offers.
Waiters is shooting 7 for 18 with 17 points and is averaging 16.5 fantasy points through the first two games of the series.
His on-ball defense is one of the best on the team, and he is a much better option on offense than Andre Roberson -- both of which have been leading to more minutes for Waiters.
With a low price tag, Waiters is a great way to save a lot of money tonight.