Welcome back to another edition of Seeking Value in the FantasyDraft Locker Room. There are eight games on tonight’s slate, and there is plenty of action to go around, which should help us uncover some pretty nice value options.
This edition is abridged from the normal version as I try to beat the flu. With all that said, let’s get on to my four favorites.
Spencer Dinwiddie – PG – Brooklyn Nets – $7,40
This is going to be one of the more interesting nights for this article, as I believe we can find a lot of value, on just two teams. Once again, Jeremy Lin appears to be on the wrong side of doubtful. That is about how we can sum up his season.
Spencer Dinwiddie has been all over the place as far as his production and his consistency, but more than anything, I am just interested in the fact that he should see 30+ minutes on the court tonight. In case you didn’t know, that’s like playing a full game in Kenny Atkinson’s eyes.
He should be able to exceed 3x value against the Pistons tonight, and he has upside in the 4x-5x range if things go very well.
Denzel Valentine – SF –Chicago Bulls – $8,800
Valentine has looked very good since Dwayne Wade has been ruled out for the rest of the year, and his price hasn’t caught up to him yet. Of everyone on this list, I would expect him to be the highest owned. He isn’t exactly a secret.
He looked impressive the last time he took the floor, dropping his first double-double, and gets a matchup against the Raptors who just haven’t looked right without Kyle Lowry.
He should see minutes in the early 30’s, and I think we should see him finish with between 26-28 FantasyDraft points tonight.
Robin Lopez – C – Chicago Bulls – $8,100
Robin Lopez continues to go both under used, as well as underappreciated in DFS circles. Granted, one look through his box scores will show someone who has not been very consistent at all. It also shows someone who has pretty good potential at his price.
He’s going to get his minutes, so that isn’t something I am worried about. He’s going to get all the opportunity he needs around the rim, and I’m not exactly scared by Jonas Valancunias. He could end up with a return of 24-26 FantasyDraft points, making him well worth the price of admission tonight.
Randy Foye – SG – Brooklyn Nets – $6,000
Yes, we are at the time of the year where we are saying things like “It’s not the worst idea to play Randy Foye”. But really, it’s not the worst idea to play Randy Foye.
With Jeremy Lin unlikely, and Sean Kilpatrick out, Foye should have pretty stable minutes. He’s putting up games of between 18-22 fantasy points, which is giving you 3-3.5x value.
But still, he’s minimum price, he’ll have the opportunity, and the value options are as exciting as they have been at other parts of the year. I’ll gladly take a flier on him tonight, you could do a lot worse.
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