What’s up Karma Nation! Welcome to another edition of my Value Plays article. In this article, I will be focusing solely on DraftKings. Always remember, the value on DraftKings is not always the value on FanDuel, or any other site you are playing on. If you haven’t signed up for core plays yet, make sure to do so by clicking HERE. We have daily, weekly, monthly, and season-long packages. You can try us out for as little as $5!
Value is mainly determined by two things: injury news or lazy pricing. A player could be underpriced because salaries came before injury news. A site can also be lazy and not raise the price of a player who has been playing way above their price, and getting the minutes to prove it’s sustainable.
If you are familiar with NBA DFS you know the best value could open up minutes before the slate locks. So, make sure to check back later in the day, the best value plays for the slate may change depending on if we get injury news we were not expecting or that we were waiting for all day. I will be providing an update at the bottom of the article if there is a need for it. There will be times we receive news less than an hour before lock, that is where it is vital to join our discord for free. Whether it is on the free side or the premium side there will always be people discussing injury news and how it has impacted the slate.
Trey Burke $4,900:
This is going to be the 76ers/Heat slate tonight. As both teams will be without a majority of their starting lineup and bench. Forcing normal bench players into much bigger roles. Something that the sites have not fully adjusted for. The Heat will be without Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, Avery Bradley, Udonis Haslem, Kendrick Nunn, and KZ Okpala. This leaves the perfect opportunity for the Heat to feature the 20th overall pick, Achiuwa. He hasn’t seen much run this season, topping 20 minutes just once this season. He is projecting just shy of 30 minutes tonight and is averaging 0.96 fantasy points per minute he is a must-have in your lineups tonight. The 76ers will be featuring a ton of backups as well so I am not really worried about defense.
The projections portal is showing Precious Achiuwa as the second-best value play on the slate and projected for 25.53 fantasy points. As well as, popping up in 19 out of 20 optimal cash lines according to our optimizer.
James Johnson $3,000:
Iggy will be back in the spotlight tonight, as he hasn’t really been relevant in this offense this season. This is a gross value I really don’t want to play but it is someone we will most likely have to. He has started two games this season but hasn’t played more than 20 minutes in either start. This game should be different as the Heat don’t have much bench presence tonight. Iggy should be in store for his highest minute total and usage rate of the season tonight.
Nickeil Walker-Alexander $3,100:
With Lonzo Ball out we may be seeing a lot more ow Walker-Alexander tonight
The projections portal is showing Nickeil Walker-Alexander as a great value play on the slate and projected for 20.51 fantasy points.