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FanDuel Bargain Bin: Monday

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

There are three games in Monday's playoff FanDuel slate, beginning with the Pacers and Raptors at 7pm ET. There are only 13 players above the $6,000 threshold so bargains are at a premium tonight. Before discussing individual options let's take a look at Vegas' expectations:





Pacers at Raptors


Raptors -7.5

Mavericks at Thunder


Thunder -13.5

Rockets at Warriors


Warriors -13.5




There simply aren't many bargains in this price range tonight. It's tempting to view Serge Ibaka (PF - $5,900) as a value after his excellent Game 1 performance, when he racked up 17 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one steal without any turnovers in 28 minutes. Even with that game included, however, Ibaka is averaging just 26.3 FanDuel points (FDP) in his past seven games. That's below 5x value given his price tonight, and he's a risky play despite a strong matchup vs. the Mavericks


Myles Turner (PF - $5,500) is worth a look despite low playing time -- he's averaging just 23 minutes in his past five games. The upside is that Turner faces a Raptors team that is particularly weak against PFs, yielding the third-most FDP vs. that position over the past month. He fared well in Game 1 with 10 points, five boards and five blocks, and a low ownership rate boosts his prospects as a tourney play.




Raymond Felton (PG - $4,700) was quiet on Saturday but that shouldn't dissuade DFS owners, as he's poised for a big game on Monday with J.J. Barea out and Deron Williams doubtful. The veteran is averaging a meager 0.7 FanDuel points per minute this season, but with playing time in the mid-30s he should still provide a solid return on investment.


The Mavericks don't have anyone who can stop Enes Kanter (C - $4,600) offensively, and he piled up 16 points and 13 boards in just 24 minutes on Saturday. His 1.1 FDP per minute is very impressive, ranking in the top-30 across the league, and the prospect of a blowout (OKC is favored by 13.5 points) is less frightening since Kanter is a lynchpin of the second unit.



Devin Harris (SG - $3,500) is listed as a shooting guard on FanDuel but he could earn the start at point guard tonight with J.J. Barea sidelined by a groin injury and Deron Williams (hernia) officially doubtful. A quiet Game 1 performance should tamp down his ownership rate, making him an enticing, dirt-cheap target to free up cash for superstars.


Other cheap players to keep an eye on tonight include Solomon Hill (SG - $3,900), Corey Brewer (SF - $3,500) and even Dion Waiters (SG - $3,500), who averaged 14.8 points, 2.3 boards and 2.8 assists in four games vs. Dallas during the regular season. Brewer's appeal is tethered to his newfound starting job -- assuming he starts again in Game 2, his rock-bottom price makes him a viable punt play in a game with the evening's highest over/under (218 points).

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.