FanDuel DFS Values Of The Night: Saturday (Jan. 23)

Ahead of tonight's 7-game slate, FantasyPros gives you a breakdown of players that are expected to generate the most value relative to salary.


Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls is averaging 1.2 FanDuel points per minute

See below for a breakdown of value plays for tonight’s slate of games on Fan Duel by FantasyPros.

Point Guard

Jalen Brunson (DAL) vs. HOU: $4,300

Over his last three games, Brunson has posted 16.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists and is averaging 0.83 FanDuel points per minute. With Josh Richardson still away from the team due to Health and Safety Protocols, Brunson should once again get the start against the Rockets, who are giving up the most FanDuel points to opposing point guards this season.

Cameron Payne (PHO) vs. DEN: $3,900

Payne is only seeing 16.6 minutes over his last three games but could be in for a bigger role with Devin Booker unlikely to suit up in Saturday’s rematch against the Nuggets. Payne is averaging 1.08 FanDuel points per minute and seeing a 26% usage rate in 54 minutes without Booker on the court this season.

Shooting Guard

Kendrick Nunn (MIA) vs. BKN: $6,500

Nunn has been on a tear as of late, averaging just under 40 FanDuel points over his last three games. He’s seen at least 34 minutes during that span and should once again be given a large role with Tyler Herro ruled out with a neck injury. The Nets are giving up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards this season, and Saturday’s game has a great chance to be the highest-scoring game on the slate.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (LAL) vs. CHI: $4,200

Caldwell-Pope is coming off of a 23-point performance in Thursday’s win over the Bucks and faces a Bulls team giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing shooting guards.

Small Forward

Mikal Bridges (PHO) vs. DEN: $5,500

Bridges just posted 24 points and 10 rebounds against the Nuggets in Friday’s loss and should see a bigger role, with Devin Booker unlikely to suit up after suffering a hamstring injury late in the game.

Jae’Sean Tate (HOU) vs. DAL: $4,000

Tate has been quite productive ever since joining the starting lineup earlier this week. The rookie has seen at least 30 minutes in four of his last five games and is averaging 27 FanDuel points per game in that span. The Mavericks have given up the eighth-most fantasy points per game to small forwards this season and just allowed Keldon Johnson to post 36.3 FanDuel points against them on Friday.

Power Forward

Lauri Markkanen (CHI) vs. LAL: $6,700

Markkanen has posted at least 30 FanDuel points in three of four games since returning from the league’s Health and Safety Protocols and is coming off a 23-point performance in Friday’s win over the Hornets. With Wendell Carter Jr. doubtful to suit up once again, Markkanen should benefit greatly. The 23-year-old forward is averaging 1.2 FanDuel points per minute and seeing a 27.5% usage rate in 80 minutes without Carter on the floor this season.

Jeff Green (BKN) vs. MIA: $4,600

Green is averaging just under 34 minutes over his last five games and has posted at least 21.7 FanDuel points in all but one during that span. Miami is surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing power forwards this season, and as mentioned above, this could be the highest-scoring game on the slate.


Steven Adams (NOP) vs. MIN: $5,400

Adams has averaged just under 30 FanDuel points over his last three games and gets a matchup against a team giving up the fourth-most Fanduel points to opposing centers this season. The 27-year-old big man just grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds against Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Thursday.

DeMarcus Cousins (HOU) vs. DAL: $4,900

Cousins was inserted into the starting lineup in favor of Christian Wood on Friday, and he did not disappoint. The big man contributed nicely in multiple categories and finished with 34.5 FanDuel points. With Wood highly unlikely to suit up once again on Saturday, Cousins should be in line for another expanded role. He’s currently averaging 1.3 FanDuel points per minute and seeing a 26.7% usage rate in 136 minutes without Wood on the floor this season.

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