Welcome back to the Fantasy Alarm NBA DFS Value Vault! We have eight games on deck for tonight’s slate of basketball action and we will now take a deeper look into some value plays that will help you fit in some of those top-priced studs! Let’s dive in!
Moritz Wagner PF/C (ORL) $4,600 –
With Chuma Okeke on the shelf once again tonight as the Magic travel into Detroit to take on the Pistons, it seems like Wagner should be in line to gain another spot start for his new team here. Wagner will be making just his third appearance of the season for his new team in the Magic, and in his second start he was thrusted into a starting role with Okeke going down. In the two games played already, Wagner has seen 28 and 34 minutes (start) and has notched out 19.3 and 36.3 DraftKings fantasy points as a result. The Pistons are dealing with their own injuries at the time, so this makes it a very appealing match up for Wagner here if he gets another start.
Doug McDermott PF (IND) $4,000 –
Dougy McBuckets has played pretty well over his last five games going for 20+ fantasy points in all five. He has also played 20, 24, 32, and 27 minutes in four of those five, and gets a great game environment here tonight against the Wizards with a game total sitting at a whopping 245.5 points! Like many teams, the Pacers are still dealing with a few injuries of their own, but nonetheless, McDermott is still firmly implanted in this Pacer’s rotation. Great spot here and hopefully he can net us another 20+ DraftKings fantasy points.
Lonnie Walker PG/SG (SA) $3,900 –
Never my favorite to attack the Jazz at home, but we all know they are missing two of their bigger pieces in Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell still. With that said, on the flip-side, with the Spurs pretty much playing for nothing heading into the end of the regular season, they are resting players and we never know who is going to play on any given night. One thing has been pretty constant lately and that’s Lonnie Walker . Walker has played 29, 34, and 31 minutes over his last three contests and recorded 24.8, 32.5, and 28.5 DraftKings fantasy points as a result. I believe he continues to get heavy minutes off the bench, where it seems he has found a groove lately, and his price is still very fair.
Kyle Anderson SF (MEM) $5,200 –
Anderson’s price has sunk once again here with Jaren Jackson Jr. returning to action, but Anderson is still producing well. Anderson has put up back-to-back 33+ fantasy points games in his last two and has topped 27 FanDuel fantasy points in eight of his last ten contests played. Anderson isn’t flashy as we know, but he contributes in multiple categories nightly. As long as he is playing 27-29 minutes a game, I don’t mind throwing a dart at him in tournaments at this price.
Killian Hayes PG (DET) $4,400 –
With the Pistons decimated by injuries (and nothing left to play for), it should become more relevant for them to continue to develop their young core, which is great new for Hayes. Hayes has put up 20.3, 21.5, 22.7, and 31.2 FanDuel fantasy points in four of his last five games since returning from a one-game resting absence. With both Cory Joseph and Dennis Smith Jr. still on the shelf, Hayes should be looking at another heavy minute and usage night here vs ORL.
Raul Neto PG (WAS) $3,900 –
Did I mention this game has a total of 245.5? That means we will likely be looking to get in as much exposure as possible and Neto is trending up once again. Neto has put up 31.5 and 24.8 FanDuel fantasy points in his last two games and has put up at least 24+ in four of his last seven while starting in the Wizards last seven-straight games. As long as he continues to start, he will have value and we see the upside he can bring when given the minutes. His floor is weak, but for tournaments he is in play.