This is my first NBA article of the young season and I have decided to write about some value players that you want to give a good look at getting into your lineups tonight. Last night all of my value plays exceeded their value easily, helping me have a nice payday on both sites. Its a small 4 game slate tonight, so having the right cheap players is going to be key. Any questions you might have I am on twitter @MonstarsDFS.
Ty Lawson vs SA $5100
This is a poor match up for Lawson going up against one of the best defenses in the NBA but Lawson is expected to play 30-40 mins again tonight which shouldn’t go unnoticed. At this price tag, Lawson should be able to hit right around his value which is 20 fanduel points. He’s coming off of a nice home opener last night, scoring 30.7 fd points. If you want a cheap PG tonight, Lawson’s volume of minutes played should make him safe enough to roster.
Terry Rozier @ CHI $3500
I would advise rostering Rozier in GPP and not cash tonight, but he should hit his value again tonight. At the minimum price, Rozier logged 28 minutes last night with Marcus Smart out for a few weeks. He should see his minutes around 20-30 again tonight making him an intriguing play in tournaments. Last night Rozier scored 5 points, 3 rebs, 3 assists and 2 steals. Except similar results as he is a role player. Anything better than last nights stats is a huge bonus and would pay off big time for you.
Avery Bradley @ CHI $5600
Like Lawson, Bradley doesn’t draw the best matchup tonight but his expected minutes also can’t go overlooked. For Bradley to hit value tonight, he needs to score 23 fanduel points. I think he should at least hit value tonight but his matchup is tough. I also strongly recommend playing one of the top two options (Wade or McCollum) in cash tonight.
Jonathon Simmons @ SAC $4000
Simmons burst onto the scene Tuesday night against the Warriors, dropping 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 dimes and 1 block. Kyle Anderson started over Simmons with Danny Green out, but it was Simmons who played the majority of the minutes. Simmons strong showing might have won him the battle between Anderson. Pay attention to tonights starters. If Simmons is starting over Anderson, I might have to save some money and roster him tonight.
Taj Gibson vs BOS $5300
Gibson won the starting job over Mirotic and Portis and will start alongside Robin Lopez in the Bulls front court. Gibson is a strong defender but won’t play a major role in the Bulls offense. Still, a quite 10/10 game is not out of question for Gibson tonight, which would have him easily hitting his value.
Robin Lopez vs BOS $5700
I really think you need to pay up at center tonight in cash, but if you don’t, Lopez is starting and should play decent minutes at only $5700. He has the same floor/ceiling as Gibson. Very good defensively and probably not too much offensive upside. Again, he has decent potential tonight with the defense he brings. He’s definitely more of a GPP play.
Hopefully this helps you find some value tonight to be able to get some of the studs into your lineups tonight. Good Luck!