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.
DeAndre Bembry, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets ($3,700)
With Bruce Brown Jr. and Joe Harris both out for the Nets, Bembry should jump into the starting lineup and be a chalky value option tonight. He is projected for 32.16 minutes and 22.1 FanDuel points, making him the top overall value option on the slate among players under $4,500.
He will be up against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are allowing 39.45 FanDuel points per game to small forwards, which is 11th in the league. While this game only has an over/under set at 209.0, the spread is only 5.5-points after opening up at 8.0.
A closer game will help Bembry reach value, which shouldn't be tough given his very modest salary tonight.
Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Orlando Magic ($4,200)
The Magic has ruled out both Cole Anthony and Gary Harris, which thins out their guard rotation a bit tonight. Ross has taken nine field goal attempts or more in six straight games, with four of those games being in double-digits. On top of that, he has taken five three-point attempts or more in five of these six games. The scoring upside will always be there for Ross as long as he carries this type of shot volume on a nightly basis, and considering two of the main shooters for Orlando are out, Ross should be in for a few more attempts.
The Magic are on the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, giving us a matchup of two teams in the top half of the league in offensive pace, and the solid 217.0-point over/under puts us in a spot for an appealing fantasy environment.
Add in the fact the Bucks are in the bottom half of the league (12.8) for the most three-pointers allowed per game to their opponents, and Ross is primed for a big night.
Josh Hart, SF, New Orleans Pelicans ($5,300)
The Pelicans (25th) are playing up in pace tonight against the Timberwolves (9th), putting them in a good spot for extra possessions, something that should be beneficial against a weak defensive team. Speaking of defense -- or lack thereof -- the Timberwolves are allowing the 11th-most (41.64) FanDuel points per game to small forwards this season.
This puts Josh Hart in a great spot to rack up the fantasy points, something he is doing on a night in and night out basis for the Pelicans. While among the Pelicans' starters, Hart is posting 0.90 FanDuel points per minute on a 12.1% offensive usage rate. He doesn't need the ball a ton in order to be productive, which is always great to see in your lineups.