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With guys like Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis dropping 60+ fantasy point games, they will be staples in the lineups for many of us. But... To grab those players, value is crucial in NBA, just like any other DFS sport. Value opens up through injuries, site pricing, and rotational changes. We are staying on top of that for you here, talking about the best value at each position. A reminder a nice landmark for Fantasy value is 5x, but having a few plays with only a 3x isn't terrible either.
Deron Williams, Dallas Mavericks @ Denver Nuggets ($5,500 FD / $4,900 DK)
While the Mavericks season hasn't gone how they planned, Deron Williams is still in a good position to make a fantasy impact tonight agains the Nuggets. If you're looking for a high-floor type of option, he's certainly viable. Williams has been struggling from three of late, making only four of his last 18, but based on his even recent history of shooting, you'd have to figure that would average out. Williams has had at least five assists in each of his last ten games, and at least 15 points in eight of his last ten games.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 31.96 / DraftKings: 36.38
Ricky Rubio, Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($6,000 FD / $5,400 DK)
Ricky Rubio certainly doesn't have the same type of floor or consistency as Deron Williams, but overall, he's a worthy tournament gamble tonight against the lackluster Suns. The Suns are known for allowing big games to guards, and Rubio is no different. Rubio has at least six assists in eight of his last nine games, and has scored 34 or more DK points in three of his last seven games. Again, there is downside here, but overall, he's worth the risk at his price.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 28.90 DraftKings: 32.98
Andre Roberson, Atlanta Hawks @ Oklahoma City Thunder ($3,800 FD $4,100 DK)
Andre Roberson certainly isn't a play for the faint of heart, but if you are investing in Russell Westbrook tonight, his teammate might be a potential avenue to comfortable lineup construction. He's been struggling in fantasy terms of late, but it was just a few games ago where he had a five game stretch where he had four games above 22 DK points. His upside is certainly there for peripheral stats, and with the match-ups against the Hawks, he's a solid move in cash games and tournaments.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 22.11 DraftKings: 24.42
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls ($5,800 FD / $5,300 DK)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been great over the past two games, and with extra emphasis on him getting shots off, he should continue to score like he is. Caldwell-Pope has two straight games above 35 DK points, and has above 18 shot attempts in both games. He gets another relatively easy matchup tonight against the Bulls, and should be able to find his way to exceeding value once again.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 26.60 DraftKings: 29.75
Markief Morris, Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers ($5,000 FD/ $5,200 DK)
Markieff Morris is coming off one of his best games of his season so far, and will likely be a top five game of his entire season. The 46 DK points can't be expected to be reproduced agains the Pacers, but a double-double is in reach, and with the way he's been defending of late, Morris has some more peripheral upside than usual. Morris has seven steals in his last four games, and three blocks. He faces a Pacers team that should struggle to guard him, and with the way he's been shooting of late, he's a viable 20 point scoring threat.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 30.10 DraftKings: 32.90
Tobias Harris, Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls ($5,600 FD / $5,500 DK)
Tobias Harris isn't the most appealing Piston for fantasy purposes tonight, but he should be able to hit value at his reduced price. While Kentavious Caldwell-Pop and Andrew Drummond steal a lot of the usage, Harris has found himself in a relatively significant role, getting around ten shot per game. He should be able to get rebounds as well, but most importantly, his shots are how he scores fantasy points. He's a nice hedge in tournaments off of the rest of the Pistons.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 30.60 DraftKings: 33.48
Thaddeus Young, Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers ($4,700 FD / $4,800 DK)
If you're looking for a tournament play, Thaddeus Young is the way to go for power forward tonight. He's super cheap, and has been quiet of late. He's assumed a secondary role in the Pacers rotation, and simply hasn't been all that fantasy relevant of late. However, against the Washington Wizards, Young is extremely viable going into tonight's game. Just about a week again, Young went off for 49 DK points agains the Trail Blazers, and still has some of that potential if he gets hot early. Young is a nice hedge off Pacers exposure.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 28.22 DraftKings: 31.28
Gorgui Dieng Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($5,500 FanDuel/ $5,700 DK)
Gorgui Dieng is coming off a bad fantasy performance agains the Houston Rockets where he only took three shot attempts. Considering he hadn't taken less than nine shots in his previous six games, it makes sense to cash that out as an outlier. Dieng is of course a good rebounder, and should be consistent with with that. He's always a threat for double-doubles in good match-ups, and with the Suns on the docket for tonight, that most certainly is on the positive side of the matchup spectrum.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 29.04 DraftKings: 32.01
Tyson Chandler, Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($5,400 FD / $5,200 DK)
Tyson Chandler is a really solid tournament play coming off two bad performances in a row. Chandler had back-to-back 20 rebound games just three games ago, and had four straight games with ten rebounds or more, which is obviously positive for fantasy purposes. Chandler obviously doesn't have that type of potential every night, but based on the Timberwolves play this year, it's certainly a matchup to maximize his ability. Chandler is a cash game play with tournament upside at his price.
DFC Projection: FanDuel: 32.55 DraftKings: 35.00