NBA Value Bin: Delly Lama

The NBA has eight games lined up for us Wednesday night, some of which include some key players who could potentially sit out.

The Rockets’ Dwight Howard (ankle) is questionable, as are Hornets’ wings Nicolas Batum (toe) and Jeremy Lamb (toe), the Mavericks’ Zaza Pachulia (Achilles) and the Warriors’ Festus Ezeli (knee). Jahlil Okafor (illness) and Tim Duncan (knee) have already been ruled out.

Here are the top NBA DFS value plays for Wednesday, January 27.

Value Play of the Night

Matthew Dellavedova, Cavaliers ($7,800)

I selected Matthew Dellavedova as my Value Play of the Night last Wednesday, and he’s back again just a week later.

There are many positives for Delly heading into tonight’s matchup:

  • The Suns are the fourth-worst team vs. opposing point guards on the season, and they’re the second-worst squad over the last two weeks.
  • The Suns are playing the second game of a back-to-back, both of which are on the road. Since Eric Bledsoe‘s injury, the Suns are 2-12 including an 0-4 record on either end of a back-to-back.
  • The Cavs are 16-point favorites, meaning there’s going to be plenty of garbage time minutes for Dellavedova and the second unit.
  • Delly is coming off his highest fantasy output of the season, scoring 36.5 fantasy points vs. the Wolves on Monday.

All of the above are very good reasons to hop aboard the Aussie Express and Cavs’ PG Matthew Dellavedova.

Other Players to Consider

Troy Daniels, Hornets ($7,000) – If Batum and Lamb sit this one out, Daniels is as close to a must-play as there is, even against a tough Jazz defense. The former VCU Ram ripped the Kings apart Monday, knocking down eight 3-pointers on his way to 40.8 fantasy points. His final trey of the evening was the game-winner in the second overtime period (though the refs missed a blatant travel). Of course, if either Batum or Lamb play, especially Batum, Daniels becomes a non-factor again and should not be rostered.

Archie Goodwin and Alex Len, Suns (both $9,000) – Eventually these guys’ salaries are gonna rise, but their price-to-output ratio is so good right now that you almost HAVE to own them when they play. Goodwin and Len are both averaging 37 FPs over their last three games and have really rose to the occasion when given increased minutes.

Dion Waiters, Thunder ($7,700) – Waiters played 43 minutes in OKC’s overtime win over the Knicks Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Andre Roberson (knee) is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks, and it looks like the starting shooting guard spot is Waiters’ to lose for now.

Wesley Johnson, Clippers ($7,700) – Johnson has quietly produced solid numbers over the last week, averaging 20 fantasy points in that span. The Hawks are a longer team, and Johnson is one of the more lengthy small forwards out there, which should afford him more playing time Wednesday night.

Seth Klein

Seth is a DFS writer at FantasyDraft, as well as a writer for TheFantasyFix and Razzball. You can find his player rankings at FantasyPros. Though he was born and raised in Los Angeles, Seth is a lifelong New York sports fan. Seth has no more access to the site than the typical user. Follow him on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan.

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