3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 4/27/21
One of the keys to finding success in daily fantasy basketball is uncovering potential value plays. If you're looking to roster a stud player or two, you need to consider squeezing in one of these lower-salaried options into your lineup.
Let's take a look at three players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup.
Khem Birch, PF, Toronto Raptors ($4,900)
The Raptors are doing a bit of tanking right now, and that means plenty of their role players are seeing big minutes. They are also on the second night of a back-to-back, which means we could see some of their starters -- notably Pascal Siakam -- potentially sit out, opening up even more production for Birch. Currently, Birch is producing 1.01 FanDuel points per minute on a very modest 11.1% usage rate. That level of production is great to see, as he doesn't need the ball a ton in order to be beneficial to your fantasy lineups.
Tonight's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets should allow him to continue this string of strong games. The Nets are allowing the 10th-most (55.03) FanDuel points per game to opposing centers, which is where we see Birch starting. Chris Boucher is out of the lineup due to an MCL injury, so there are plenty of minutes available for Birch.
Oshae Brissett, SF, Indiana Pacers ($5,600)
T.J. Warren, Myles Turner, and Domantas Sabonis are all out tonight, while Goga Bitadze and Jeremy Lamb are listed as questionable. This should put Brissett in a spot to see plenty of minutes, something that he has been doing recently, with 30 minutes or more in four straight games. In that time, he has managed 23 FanDuel points or more in each game, and that is exactly what we should be seeing from him tonight. He will be up against the Portland Trail Blazers, where the over/under is massive at 240 points and features both teams in the bottom 11 for the most FanDuel points allowed per game to all positions.
This is setting up a very back and forth game, putting Brissett, who is producing 0.99 FanDuel points per minute, in a spot to rack up plenty of fantasy points. He is listed as a small forward but should be starting at power forward for the Pacers, which is fine since Portland is allowing 43.35 FanDuel points per game to power forwards this season.
Armoni Brooks, SG, Houston Rockets ($4,100)
The Houston Rockets have a ton of injuries, and it got even worse yesterday.
John Wall is expected to miss the rest of the season, thinning out the Rockets' rotation of players even further. This was very clear in their most recent game against the Denver Nuggets, where the Rockets only used seven players. Armoni Brooks was one of those players, and he saw a whopping 42 minutes in that game.
He won't be at 42 minutes tonight -- at least I highly doubt it -- but seeing 30 minutes or more is certainly realistic, and that means plenty of chances for producing fantasy points. Those fantasy points won't be difficult to come by because he is up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where the over/under is set at 235 points while seeing both teams in the top seven for the fastest-paced offensive teams. Minutes equal money in NBA DFS, and this is a classic example of it.