3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 12/6/22
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 one of these lower-salaried options into your lineup.
Let's take a look at some players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup on FanDuel tonight, using numberFire's daily fantasy basketball projections as a guide.
Bruce Brown, SG, Denver Nuggets
FanDuel Salary: $5,600
Across 11 starts this season, Bruce Brown Jr. has averaged 34.3 minutes, 13.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.7 combined steals and blocks for an average of 29.7 FanDuel points per game.
He maintains a per-minute average of 0.87 FanDuel points as a starter over elevated minutes, a pretty nice rate for the salary even on a larger slate than a three-gamer.
Brown is projected by numberFire's model for 34.1 minutes and 30.2 FanDuel points -- in line with his higher output as a starter.
He's the second-best projected value play of the night.
Kevin Love, PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
FanDuel Salary: $4,900
Even with Allen still projected to play, Love is expected to play 21.6 minutes and score 23.5 FanDuel points against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Love has maintained a per-minute average of 1.08 FanDuel points this season, and the best composite matchup -- the combination of the total, spread, and defense-versus-position -- of any position group in action tonight belongs to the Cavaliers' bigs.
Against the Lakers earlier this season, Love played 20.1 minutes and generated a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double with an assist and a block for 25.5 FanDuel points, thus maintaining a per-minute output of 1.27 FanDuel points.
Isaiah Stewart, C/PF, Detroit Pistons
FanDuel Salary: $5,800
The fantasy production isn't necessarily elite (he's scored 27.5, 26.9, and 20.3 FanDuel points in those past three games and is projected for 26.5 tonight). However, the minutes at a reasonable salary can go a long way on a three-game slate.