When looking at bargains on FanDuel, typically we’ll focus on players who are priced at $6,000 or lower. I’ll be ranking these picks by priority to your lineups for tonight’s five game slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Just a quick note that these player picks were organized early in the day. For the NBA, there is usually a plethora of news trickling out through the afternoon, which could open up some more value plays. Be sure to keep posted with the NBA Headlines & Injuries section, as the wonderful contributors over there will break down the DFS consequences of every piece of news.
Now onto the bargain plays.
1 - Victor Oladipo – SG – Oklahoma City (FanDuel Price: $6,000)
Oladipo is an easy pick on this shortened slate. He has been on fire as of late, averaging 37 FPPG over the past six games. His salary has not risen enough to offset the recent surge. The matchup isn’t necessarily great against Detroit, but a combination of upside, price, and limited options on a shorter-slate makes Oladipo a highlighted pick regardless.
2 - Frank Kaminsky – PF – Charlotte (FanDuel Price: $4,600)
Marvin Williams is doubtful tonight, as he was injured in yesterday’s game. Kaminsky benefitted with more minutes and production in his absence. That should be the case in this rematch with the Knicks. Kaminsky should see 33+ minutes to easily hit value against a New York team that ranks among the league average in rebound rate, and frontcourt defensive efficiency.
3 - Cody Zeller – C – Charlotte (FanDuel Price: $4,500)
Cody Zeller should benefit with more minutes and opportunities with Marvin Williams doubtful. Zeller was able to produce and efficienct 24 FP in 23 minutes yesterday against the Knicks. He should be able to expand on that mark with likely more playing in this rematch. I’m looking towards value at center, and Zeller provides a nice “per dollar” projection.
4 - Ish Smith – PG – Detroit (FanDuel Price: $5,200)
Smith has been up-and-down this season, but he’s a value pick we can turn towards in this abbreviated slate. He has been over 28+ fantasy pints in three of the past four. A matchup against Oklahoma City helps his cause, as the Thunder rank third in pace and 26th in defensive efficiency against the point guard position.
5 - Tyler Johnson – PG – Miami (FanDuel Price: $4,700)
Johnson is a viable alternative to Smith if Goran Dragic is out. He’s playable even if Dragic starts, but that would put him more in tournament consideration. Johnson would obviously enjoy more minutes, ball-handling duties, and shot attempts if Dragic misses his second straight game. He was able to put up 34 FP in 33 minutes against this same Memphis team last night.
Tobias Harris – PF – Detroit (FanDuel Price: $5,200)
Josh Richardson – SG – Miami (FanDuel Price: $4,000) … Better if Dragic and/or Winslow are out.