3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Friday 11/19/21

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/C, Toronto Raptors ($4,100)

With the Toronto Raptors dealing with a number of injuries, Khem Birch could be in the starting lineup again.

Last night, Birch got the start for the Raptors with OG Anunoby ruled out for an extended period of time and Precious Achiuwa also out. This led to Birch playing 24 minutes and posting 24.1 FanDuel points, a level he can reach or exceed tonight.

We also have to account for the fact the Raptors are on the second night of a back-to-back, meaning we could see Pascal Siakam out due to injury management. On November 10th and 11th, we saw Siakam play the first night and then rest the second night. It's reasonable to assume they could be following the same pattern tonight.

All of this puts Birch in a great spot because he is up against the Sacramento Kings, who are allowing the fourth-most (57.31) FanDuel points per game to opposing centers. Birch is currently projected for 23.55 minutes and 20.1 FanDuel points, but that doesn't account for Siakam being out since we are waiting on final confirmation for that. We could certainly see that projection jump up if Siakam is out, making Birch one of the best values on the slate.

Patty Mills, SG/PG, Brooklyn Nets ($4,000)

The Brooklyn Nets are still a bit shorthanded, and there are plenty of minutes for Patty Mills.

No Joe Harris means Mills should be in the starting lineup again tonight, and that has him projected for 32.03 minutes and 22.5 FanDuel points, making him the third-best value option on the slate. This is to be expected because he is up against the Orlando Magic, who are allowing the third-most (42.20) FanDuel points per game to shooting guards this season. We also see the Magic allowing opponents to make 12.6 three-pointers per game, which is the 14th worst in the league.

Mills has taken 5 three-pointers or more in 7 of his last 10 games, and in 2 of those games, he attempted 12 three-pointers. The high volume of three-point attempts brings him a massive scoring upside, which can allow him to exceed value quickly at only $4,000 tonight.

Chimezie Metu, C, Sacramento Kings ($4,100)

If Chimezie Metu is going to continue playing 20-plus minutes, he is worth targeting every night.

After not playing in the beginning portion of the season, Metu has played 19 minutes or more in five straight games, and 24 minutes in each of his last three. This has enabled him to post 0.98 FanDuel points per minute from a 21.3% offensive usage rate while among the Kings' current starting lineup. That is strong production for a player at his salary point, and with a matchup against the Raptors, he should be able to continue that.

This game has a slate-high 220.5-point over/under and a close 3.0-point spread, making it one of the best game environments on the slate. The Raptors are in the bottom half of the league for the most FanDuel points allowed per game to centers, so as long as we see Metu out there for another 24 minutes, he should be posting plenty of fantasy points.