FanDuel DFS Values Of The Night: Wednesday (Jan. 13)
FantasyPros helps you get the most value leading up to tonight's NBA action.
See below for a breakdown of value plays for tonight’s slate of games on Fan Duel by FantasyPros.
De’Aaron Fox (SAC) vs. POR: $7,300
I’m targeting Kings and Blazers tonight. Since Fox will face the league’s seventh-worst defense against point guards, his price is a bit low here, and he hit value with ease.
Dennis Schroder (LAL) vs. OKC: $5,900
Schroder could be in line for more work if the Lakers rest LeBron James or Anthony Davis in the second part of their back-to-back, but neither star player saw more than 30 minutes of run yesterday, so the Lakers may not choose to rest them.
Patrick Beverley (LAC) vs. NOP: $4,000
The Pelicans are a tough matchup for just about every position, but Beverley may have more luck than usual tonight if New Orleans locks in on defending Kawhi Leonard or Paul George. His average of 19.8 FDPPG is right in the value range, too.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (DAL) vs. CHA: $6,800
With most of the Mavericks’ lineup sidelined, Hardaway Jr. should be in line for more usage, and he could be a strong pivot away from likely chalk in Luka Doncic.
Donte DiVincenzo (MIL) vs. DET: $4,600
I’ve been DiVincenzo’s hype man this year, and he’s in line for another solid performance against the Pistons, as they give up the 10th-most FDPPG to point guards. He’s averaging 23.5 FDPPG, too, which is above the five-times value threshold.
Gary Trent Jr. (POR) vs. SAC: $3,500
Malik Beasley (MIN) vs. MEM: $5,800
Beasley and the Wolves face the league’s second-worst defense (and the slate’s worst) against small forwards tonight.
Kyle Anderson (MEM) vs. MIN: $5,400
Anderson has been thrust into a larger role due to the injuries to players around him, and his average FDPPG (29.6) points to value at this affordable price point. The T’Wolves give up the 11th-most FDPPG to the position, too.
Carmelo Anthony (POR) vs. SAC: $4,500
Anthony is tonight’s obligatory Blazer. Portland is still tinkering with how to best allocate minutes, but Melo got a whopping 35 his last time out, and that kind of run would be dangerous in what should be a high-scoring game.
Robert Covington (POR) vs. SAC: $4,800
Robert Covington has had a slow start to the season, but that’s baked into his low-end price point, and he could be a decent contrarian option here. He played 34 minutes in Portland’s last game, too, so they’re willing to use him despite his underperformance.
Jae Crowder (PHO) vs. ATL: $4,400
Crowder faces the league’s second-worst defense against power forwards tonight. He and Dario Saric ($4,100) should both be decent cap-saving options against the Hawks.
James Johnson (DAL) vs. CHA: $4,200
Here’s a thought — the Mavericks are pressed for depth, and some players might be expecting a lot out of Kristaps Porzingis in his first game back. Perhaps too much. Since the Hornets give up the most points to opposing power forwards, you should at least think about using Johnson in a lineup or two, especially since Maxi Kleber won’t play.
Jonas Valanciunas (MEM) vs. MIN: $6,900
I like Valanciunas tonight, but the T’Wolves are only giving up so many points to opposing centers because of how many games they had to play without Karl-Anthony Towns. Still, KAT is a bit banged up, and Valanciunas could be able to exploit that.
Enes Kanter (POR) vs. SAC: $5,300
I’ll end with two last Blazers and Kings. First, Kanter — he’s seen his minutes tick down in recent games, but with the Blazers unwilling to give Jusuf Nurkic more than 30 minutes per game, Kanter could be a decent option off the bench. Especially because Nurkic is questionable — and because the Kings give up the third-most points to centers.
Hassan Whiteside (SAC) vs. POR: $4,200
Lastly, Whiteside is in a revenge spot against the Blazers. He’s yet to get much run for the Kings thus far, but he dropped 29.6 FD points against the Kings on Saturday.