When looking at bargains on FanDuel, typically we’ll focus on players who are priced at $6,000 or lower. I’ll be ranking these picks by priority to your lineups for tonight’s seven-game slate starting at 7:00 ET.
Just a quick note that these player picks were organized early in the day. For the NBA, there is usually a plethora of news trickling out through the afternoon, which could open up some more value plays. Be sure to keep posted with the NBA Headlines & Injuries section, as the wonderful contributors over there will break down the DFS consequences of every piece of news.
Now onto the bargain plays.
1 - Spencer Dinwiddie – PG – Brooklyn (FanDuel Price: $5,000)
D’Angelo Russell went from doubtful to questionable this afternoon, so we’ll need to monitor his status closely. If Russell misses his second straight game, Dinwiddie becomes one of the best bargains on the board. Dinwiddie ran the show for Brooklyn en route to a 38 FP performance vs Cleveland on Wednesday. If granted another start, he would be in an excellent spot for more upside in a high-scoring tilt between two bad defensive teams.
2 – Will Barton – SG – Denver (FanDuel Price: $5,500)
Teammate Gary Harris is actually cheaper while seeing similar minutes, but I’m still sticking with Barton here. He has more upside off the bench with quick-strike scoring ability and peripheral stat production. I like his chances of beating the Atlanta backups on his way to a shiny fantasy performance.
3 - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson – PF – Brooklyn (FanDuel Price: $6,400)
Hollis-Jefferson is technically over our arbitrary $6k bargain threshold. However, he’s a strong relative bargain who gains even more consideration if D’Angelo Russell is out. If Russell misses his second straight game, it will cause a ripple-effect of minutes and usage throughout this Brooklyn lineup. RHJ used that to his advantage last game, posting 37 FP in 34 minutes. The matchup is favorable in an up-tempo draw at NYK, something that suits his playing style.
4 - Brandon Ingram – SF – LA Lakers (FanDuel Price: $5,600)
I’m locking Kevin Durant into one of my small forward spots then hunting for value to round out the position. Brandon Ingram, Wilson Chandler, and PJ Tucker are all value candidates for the SF2 spot. I’m looking towards Ingram if salary constraints allow, as he carries the most upside of that group. The Lakers-Raptors matchup holds one of the higher totals of the evening (224 over/under), and Ingram has posted 33+ FP in two of four games this season.
5 - Dewayne Dedmon – C – Atlanta (FanDuel Price: $4,900)
I had Mike Muscala ($3300) of the Hawks at the top of this list. However, it appears that Ersan Ilyasova will be playing tonight, pushing Muscala back to the bench and removing him from value consideration. However, Dewayne Dedmon remains a bargain proposition while seeing around 25 or so minutes for the Hawks. The capped minutes curb his upside, but Dedmon is an efficient fantasy producer who could reach value around 25 fantasy points. More importantly, he’ll allow you to reach for top studs like Harden, Durant, and Porzinigis.
If Dennis Schroder (questionable) doesn’t play, Marco Belinelli ($4500) and Kent Bazemore ($5500) are remain firmly in DFS consideration with heightened roles in a good looking matchup with Denver … At power forward, Ryan Anderson ($4400) is a tournament lift who could catch some upside while helping fill the void of Chris Paul. Otherwise, teammate Luc Mbah a Moute ($4000) is looking at a 35 minute role with Trevor Ariza out … At point guard, Jamal Murray ($4900) isn’t a bad value proposition, especially if Spencer Dinwiddie’s situation falls through. Malcolm Delaney ($4000) doesn’t have much upside, but he’s a plausible value filler if Dennis Schroder misses this game, pushing him to around 33-36 minutes of action.