FanDuel DFS Values Of The Night: Friday (May 7)
With a stacked Friday slate, let FantasyPros help you find the most value for your lineups.
See below for a breakdown of value plays for tonight’s slate of games on Fan Duel by FantasyPros.
Armoni Brooks (SG – HOU) $3,800
With nearly all of the starters out for Houston, someone has to step up and play. I expect Brooks to be one of those guys, as he tallied 30 minutes last time out and should start again tonight. The Rockets guard has played this season at a 0.62 FPPM clip but should see a serious bump in usage with the lack of other options on the court. Last time out, he tallied 25 FanDuel points, and I can easily see a repeat performance tonight.
DaQuan Jeffries (SF – HOU) $4,100
For another Houston Rockets player, we have DaQuan Jeffries, who I expect to earn another start tonight. In the last start, he was quite inefficient but still managed nearly 21 fantasy points. Of late, Jeffries has been playing at a 0.65 FPPM clip, and in a pace-up spot against the Bucks, I could easily see him reaching 6X value.
Andre Iguodala (SF – MIA) $3,500
Now watch injury news because if Jimmy Butler returns from his illness, Iguodala isn’t nearly as great of a play. If Butler remains out, however, the Heat small forward is in a smash spot. In his start against the Mavericks, he really let fantasy owners down, so I don’t expect his ownership to be high at all. But the Timberwolves offer a juicy matchup with their up-tempo play, and there is a fair chance of a blowout, so Iguodala should see more floor time, one way or another.
Kendrick Nunn (PG – MIA) $5,200
Nuun should start this game, and his usage rate has been right at or above 20% in five of his last six games. Even if Butler is in, I still see Nunn as a fine play, but especially if Butler is out, there will be a bump in usage for everyone involved, Nuun included. As mentioned before, the Timberwolves are a wonderful team to play against not only in real life but from a fantasy perspective as well.
Marcus Smart (SG – BOS) $6,200
For a bit pricier yet valuable player tonight, we have Marcus Smart. I see this as one of the riskier plays on the night, respectively, so I would keep Smart in your GPP lineups only. Facing the Bulls is always a good thing for opposing offenses, and Smart has played big minutes of late. He’s been a 0.92 FPPM guy in his last ten games, and I expect him to play north of 35 minutes tonight.
Bismack Biyombo (C – CHA) $3,800
If you’re looking for a spend-down option at center, Biyombo is your guy. At his price tag, I expect Biyombo to return the best value at the center position. He should be starting, and I see him reaching at least 20 minutes. As a 0.86 FPPM guy this season, I absolutely see the Hornets guard reaching 5X and beyond.
Elfrid Payton (PG – NY) $3,600
With Alec Burks and Immanuel Quickley doubtful for tonight, Payton finds himself in an awesome spot to produce, even in a tougher matchup against the Suns. He should split time with Derrick Rose, but Payton should see the floor more and is a better value. That Phoenix matchup should scare some people off owning him, so he should be a solid leverage pick as well.
Kenyon Martin Jr. (PF – HOU) $5,600
For the same reasons I like the other Rockets players, I like Martin. But seriously, remember to watch injury news because the value of these players can vanish into thin air if everyone returns.
Bobby Portis (PF – MIL) $5,400
On the other side of the ball, I am playing the game of “who gets playing time when this becomes a blowout.” Your winner – Bobby Portis. I like the Bucks forward in GPP lineups only because the minutes boost I hope he gets is nowhere near guaranteed. He can post 40 FanDuel points, and the ceiling is what I am chasing for him tonight.