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FanDuel Bargain Bin: Monday

by Ryan Knaus
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

There are seven games on Monday's schedule, including a fascinating showdown between the pristine Warriors and the red-hot Pistons. Whether you're playing in a big-money tournament or a smaller league, the Bargain Bin is here to help you find affordable value.

 

$6,000 - $5,000

 

Evan Fournier ($5,400) is still very under-priced relative to his production this season. The Pacers are relatively lenient vs. opposing small forwards and tonight's spread of 4.5 is the second-lowest of any game, reducing the likelihood of a blowout. Fournier, at this price, is a great bet. Scott Skiles' rotations have been a bit pell-mell but Fournier is rock solid -- his 36.7 minutes per game rank seventh in the NBA.

 

Al-Farouq Aminu ($5,800) was relatively quiet in Sunday's loss, chipping in only nine points, nine rebounds, one assist and two turnovers. That performance may lead some owners to avoid him, but he's primed for a bounce-back vs. a Denver team which is giving up 103.5 points per night.

 

Marcus Morris ($5,800) gets a tough matchup vs. the Warriors tonight, one of the stingiest teams against small forwards. The good news is that Golden State vs. Detroit has the highest over/under of the night at 207.5, and Morris has been chucking high-volume shots all year. He has three games with 30+ fantasy points this year, and three games with 20+ fantasy points, never once dipping into the teens. With that floor he's a solid mid-range target.

 

$5,000 - $4,000

 

You can't go wrong with T.J. McConnell ($4,600) at this price point. He had one dud vs. Cleveland on Friday but if you toss out that game he's averaging 34.4 FanDuel points in November. The Bulls aren't a scary matchup for opposing PGs, ranking 9th in average points allowed, which solidifies McConnell as a value play.

 

Kent Bazemore ($5,000) has proven to have resilient value as a starter for the Hawks, putting up solid DFS points even with Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha both active. He's scored 30+ fantasy points in three of his past six games, without ever dropping below 20.5, and is a nice play vs. the Wolves tonight.

 

Nik Stauskas ($4,300) is averaging 36.3 minutes over his past three games. He's shooting poorly but gets enough volume to compensate, and one of these days he could explode -- that may not happen vs. Jimmy Butler and the Bulls tonight, but Stauskas is still a value-play at just over 4k.

 

 

$4,000 - $3,500

 

Nemanja Bjelica ($4,000) is better suited to tournaments, as he's a risky play with upside and isn't likely to be deployed by too many owners. He dropped 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists with some defensive stats on Saturday, in 40 minutes of action, so hopefully Sam Mitchell rides that train tonight.

 

Marco Belinelli ($3,900) logged a season-high 35 minutes with Darren Collison out on Saturday. DC has already been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Spurs, all but assuring that Belinelli will once again play a big role. Rajon Rondo ($6,400) is also a nice play with Collison out, though he's a bit too pricy to be included in the 'bargain bin'.

 

Moe Harkless ($3,900) is getting minutes in the mid-20s and is a tolerable punt play vs. the Nuggets.

 

Quick Hits: Festus Ezeli ($4,400) would be an interesting play vs. the Pistons, as he'd likely play heavy minutes vs. Andre Drummond, but the possible return of Andrew Bogut (concussion) takes the shine off Ezeli. C.J. McCollum ($6,600) costs too much to be featured in this column, but I love him tonight vs. a Nuggets team that's giving up the most DFS points to opposing SGs. Meyers Leonard ($4,400) is starting to warm up, but for now I'm avoiding him -- he's exceeded 20 DFS points just once in the past six games.

Ryan Knaus
Despite residing in Portland, Maine, Ryan Knaus remains a heartbroken Sonics fan who longs for the days of Shawn Kemp and Xavier McDaniel. He has written for Rotoworld.com since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter.