Welcome to the Daily Fantasy Sports NBA FanDuel Top Daily Plays. This article will be featured daily, Monday through Friday during the regular season. I will rank the players according to overall value, with FanDuel’s scoring/salary in mind. These can typically be used on all sites, but use some common sense if another site scores differently or has a different salary. Remember, this is only a guide, and several factors may influence who you should select each day.
Eric Bledsoe (MIL): $7,000 at SAC
Eric Bledsoe is really starting to shine as a Buck averaging nearly 37 minutes of court time and 41.7 FanDuel points over his past three games. Tonight he has a decent matchup with the Kings tonight, who have not been a very good basketball team thus far in 2017.
Ricky Rubio (UTA): $5,700 at DEN
Ricky Rubio has not been that impressive lately, but he does have a great matchup tonight in a huge up-tempo game against the Nuggets. At only $5,700, I’m willing to take a chance on him tonight so that I can pay up somewhere else in my lineup.
Other players to consider: Goran Dragic (MIA), Mike James (PHO), Tim Frazier (WAS)
Bradley Beal (WAS): $8,300 at MIN
John Wall will be sitting out tonight, which means that Bradley Beal will see a huge bump in usage against the Timberwolves. This game should be a pretty quick paced and high scoring, with currently the second-highest projected game total in Vegas. You’re going to want some exposure to the Wizards and Beal makes the most sense.
Justin Holiday (CHI): 5,500 vs. PHO
Justin Holiday has cooled off some after his incredibly nice start to the season. With that being said, he is still taking a ton of shots each game. This matchup between the Bulls and the Suns may be between two pretty bad teams, but it does have the highest projected game total on the slate in Vegas and both sides provide numerous, solid mid-priced options.
Other players to consider: Andrew Wiggins (MIN), Rodney Hood (UTA), Malcolm Brogdon (MIL)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL): $11,800 at SAC
There are not a ton of stars to pay up for tonight, but if I am deciding between LeBron and Giannis, I will be going with the Greek Freak. Giannis continues to blossom into one of the leagues best players and he has an incredibly high usage rate on this Bucks team. On top of that, Khris Middleton is currently listed as a game-time decision with an illness. Giannis, is a great play either way, but if Middleton ends up sitting, it will just raise Giannis’s ceiling even more.
Josh Jackson (PHO): $4,000 at CHI
One value player who I really like in this high scoring game between the Bulls and the Suns, is Josh Jackson. Jackson has a solid rookie season so far with the Suns as one of the top players on the Sun’s second unit. His upside is likely limited since he is seeing around only 20 minutes per game, but he should have a pretty safe floor in this great matchup with the Bulls.
Other players to consider: Jimmy Butler (MIN), Otto Porter (WAS), Denzel Valentine (CHI), T.J. Warren (PHO)
Lauri Markkanen (CHI): $6,900 vs. PHO
For football, the only thing that is exciting fans in the Windy City is the development of rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky. It’s a similar scenario for the Bulls and Lauri Markkanen. The Bulls currently own the worst record in the entire NBA at only 3-15, but the development of the Finnish rookie has at least been somewhat worthy of watching this Bull’s team. Markkanen has averaged seven attempted three pointers per game this season and when the shots are falling, he has potential to have a huge game.
Taj Gibson (MIN): $5,300 vs. WAS
Despite the Timberwolves having several mouths to feed, Taj Gibson has been pretty productive averaging 28.6 FanDuel points per game and a double-double in points and rebounds over his past nine games. As mentioned earlier, this is another game on tonight’s slate where you really want to focus your exposure.
Other players to consider: Zach Randolph (SAC), Jae Crowder (CLE), Bobby Portis (CHI)
Robin Lopez (CHI): $5,000 vs. PHO
I mentioned that the Bulls have played pretty poorly so far this season, but I do not mind recommending a third Bull’s player on tonight’s slate. None of them are outrageously priced and all three of their minutes are pretty safe. In this same matchup just a week ago in Phoenix, Robin Lopez had a decent game with a double-double in points and rebounds and totaling 27 FanDuel points.
Other players to consider: Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN), Hassan Whiteside (MIA), Kevin Love (CLE)