3 Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Plays for the Two-Day 5/23/16 and 5/24/16 Slate
With only one game apiece on both Monday and Tuesday, 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
All things considered, Andre Iguodala was solid in fantasy terms Sunday night. Game 3 got out of hand quickly, but Iguodala was still productive enough to reach 4.7 times his cost (points per $1,000 in salary) in just 24 minutes of action.
He is now averaging 23.1 fantasy points in the three games this series. His minutes have also been limited by the blowouts in Game 2 and 3. If neither team takes a commanding lead in Game 4, Iguodala could be in line for close to 35 minutes.
He is averaging 0.84 fantasy points per minute this series, which is very high taking into account his projected minutes and low price tag.
Andre Roberson, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $3,500
I never expected to recommend Andre Roberson for his fantasy performances -- especially in the playoffs. However, the Warriors are leaving him wide open and daring him to shoot.
Roberson is also appealing because of the success the Thunder had in Game 3 by playing small-ball. In Game 1, Oklahoma City went very big, and Roberson's minutes were limited. However, he played 30 minutes in just about three quarters because the game was out of reach.
He hauls in enough rebounds and can score when he's open, which seems to be Golden State's plan. At a minimum price tag, Roberson offers an insane amount of savings and has been over five times his cost in three of the last four games.
Dion Waiters, SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
FanDuel Price: $3,800
People may not have believed it four months ago, but Dion Waiters is a major piece in Oklahoma City's playoff run. His offense is in check as he is taking more controlled shots and making the right decision more often.
Four months ago, Waiters may have tried for a reverse layup here and gotten blocked -- but not the new and improved playoff Waiters. Now he makes a great wrap-around to a wide open Serge Ibaka.
Waiters' on-ball defense is also very good, which is allowing him to stay on the floor. The extended minutes are turning into fantasy production as he is averaging 4.6 times his salary this series.