3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Wednesday 5/5/21
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.
Delon Wright, PG, Sacramento Kings ($5,200)
Delon Wright is coming off a monster game last night but can he do it again tonight?
The Sacramento Kings are on the second night of a back-to-back and we should be looking to Wright for fantasy production tonight. He posted a big 60 FanDuel points last night against the Thunder, but that was bolstered by eight combined steals and blocks. While that is the higher end of his range of outcomes, we can still look towards Wright tonight for plenty of production versus the Indiana Pacers. This game has a massive 239.5-point over/under and has both teams sitting in the top 12 of the league in offensive pace.
The Pacers are allowing the 13th-most (47.79) FanDuel points per game to point guards, putting Wright in a solid matchup. In fact, Wright is projected for 33.46 minutes and 34.5 FanDuel points, which makes him the third-best value option on the slate. If you are looking for a high level of consistency, Wright is a great option at point guard.
Aaron Holiday, SG, Indiana Pacers ($4,300)
The Pacers have a ton of injuries right now and that means more value options to consider.
Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, Edmond Sumner, and Goga Bitadze are all questionable, while JaKarr Sampson, T.J. Warren, and Myles Turner are all out. The Pacers played on Monday night and ran a tight eight-man rotation, which became a seven-man rotation after Sumner left the game early and didn't return. This led to Aaron Holiday seeing 25 minutes off the bench and going for 28.9 FanDuel points. Regardless of the game environment or matchup, any time a player can see close to 30 minutes and is less than $5,000, we have to be considering them in NBA DFS.
While we have to wait on the Pacers' final injury report to see who is in or out of their lineup, Holiday should have his role off the bench secure. As noted above, the Pacers are taking on the Kings with a 239.5-point over/under, putting all players from this game in a great spot to produce fantasy points.
Juan Hernangomez, PF, Minnesota Timberwolves ($4,300)
Any time a player can consistently produce fantasy points off the bench, he can be a viable value option.
Two things are true for Juan Hernangomez, he isn't in the starting lineup, and he often plays when Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards are on the bench. The latter of the two provides Hernangomez with enough upside to reach or exceed fantasy value, something he can certainly do tonight. When both Towns and Edwards are on the bench, Nernangomez is producing 0.91 FanDuel points per minute on a 19.1% offensive usage rate. Those are pretty solid numbers for a player at only $4,300 and one you should be considering for your lineups tonight.
The game environment versus the Memphis Grizzlies is one of the best on the slate with a 238 over/under and a very close 2.5-point spread. Both teams sit in the top 10 of the league in offensive pace, and they each are in the bottom half of the league for average FanDuel points allowed per game to all positions. This is truly looking to be one of the best fantasy games on the slate.