Nailing value is an important part of any sport in DFS, but NBA seems to have a much higher level of importance. Value varies from slate-to-slate, and also value can open and close throughout the day. Staying on top of injury news even after this article is published is important, but updates will be made as the day goes on. Between the major fantasy sites, salaries can be egregious on one site, and more appropriate on the other. Below we examine rotations, injuries, and underpriced players that lead to being great values for a slate.
Ish Smith is coming in under $5,000 on both sites, averaging 27 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks. He gets the Knicks tonight, who rank 28th against opposing point guards this season. Smith is a solid pointer per dollar play and has a chance to rack up plenty of assists and steals in this one. Ricky Rubio is under $6,000 on both sites, and while his production has been below his seasonal average of late, Golden State ranks 27th against opposing point guards. Phoenix also will be without Deandre Ayton, and Rubio sees a slight usage and FPPM bump. FanDuel has been slow to adjust, but Eric Bledsoe is under $7,000 on FanDuel, and that is just way too cheap. He sees over a 30% usage with Giannis off the court. If you want to go super cheap tonight, Darius Garland finds himself in a good matchup against Atlanta, and is averaging 26 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks.
Kevin Huerter is much more of a value on FD at $4,900, compared to $6,200 on DK. I like him tonight against Cleveland, who rank 30th against opposing shooting guards this season. He is averaging 30 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks. Malik Beasley has thrived in Minnesota over his first two games, and his price should adjust soon. In the meantime I like him tonight against a weaker defensive Charlotte team. Bruce Brown is only $4,600 on FanDuel. He is $5,500 on DK, and the same goes for Dillon Brooks for is around $5,500 on both sites. Both names are averaging 24 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks and find themselves in good matchups tonight.
Not in love with a ton of values, but TJ Warren is $5,600 on DK and $5,400 on FD. Warren is averaging 27 fantasy points per game over his last healthy two weeks. Warren is a fairly safe cash game play, but GPPs there isn't a ton of upside. If you are looking for a GPP upside play, OG Anunoby gets Brooklyn tonight, and is cheap. Even with Toronto getting healthier tonight, Anunoby will see 30 minutes. Miles Bridges is another cheap one, averaging 36 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks, and he is $5,600 on FD. He is over $6,000 on DK.
Rui Hachimura has been solid when healthy this season, averaging 26 fantasy points per game this season, and 29 minutes per game. The Knicks rank 23rd against opposing power forwards this season. He is $5,100 on DK and $5,000 on FD, which is a solid price tag. Mikal Bridges is playing the four tonight against Golden State, and the Warriors defense is one to target. Phoenix has a 117 implied total. Juancho Hernangomez has played 25 and 26 minutes since coming into Minnesota, and has put up over 20 fantasy points in each game. He is still below $4,000 on each slate against Charlotte, who rank 30th against opposing PF. With Giannis out, Ersan Ilyasova will get a bump in minutes, an dis under $5,000 on both sites.
For a guy with 40+ fantasy point upside, Marquise Chriss is just a shade under $6,000 on both sites, and Phoenix ranks 19th against opposing centers and will be without Ayton tonight. Chriss is averaging 30 fantasy points per game over the last two weeks. Dewayne Dedmon is going to play strong minutes again for Atlanta with Clint Capela still missing time. Dedmon gets a weaker front court, even with Drummond coming over.