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.
Damian Lillard (POR): $9,100 vs. WAS
Lillard has continued to be an excellent DFS point guard this season. In this same matchup just last week Lillard had a decent night with 29 points, six rebounds, six assists and a block. Right now the Trail Blazers have a healthy projected team total of 103.75 point tonight, we’ll definitely want some exposure to them on this short slate.
Kyle Lowry (TOR): $8,500 vs. PHO
Kyle Lowry did not have a great game the other night against the Pacers, but he did have an outstanding month of November. Tonight he has a great matchup against the Suns, who play at one of the quickest paces in the NBA and are one of the worst defensive teams against opposing point guards. There is a risk of a blow out tonight since they are currently favored by 13.5 points in Vegas. However, we cannot be too picky tonight with only three games and chances are if there is a blowout, Lowry will be one of the main reasons for it.
Other players to consider: Russell Westbrook (OKC), Ricky Rubio (UTA)
DeMar DeRozan (TOR): $8,700 vs. PHO
Another member of the Raptors who I really like tonight is DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan had a three game slump beginning about two weeks ago, but he was excellent in his last two games against the Pacers and the Hornets. Similar to Lowry, there is blowout risk, but I do not think we can weigh that too heavily tonight given the alternative options.
Bradley Beal (WAS): 7,600 @ POR
Bradley Beal’s salary has dropped all the way down to $7,600 after having four consecutive dud games without John Wall in the lineup. To be fair, all four of those games were in difficult matchups against teams who operate at a pretty slow pace. I’m confident Beal will turn it around tonight in Portland, considering he put up 46.7 FanDuel points in this same spot just ten days ago.
Other players to consider: Devin Booker (PHO), Alec Burks (UTA)
Joe Ingles (UTA): $5,000 @ OKC
There really is not a ton of value on tonight’s slate, but Joe Ingles is one value option who I do not mind using tonight. Ingles has scored double-digits in five of his last five games and he had a huge game earlier this season in this same matchup against the Thunder.
T.J. Warren (PHO): $6,800 @ TOR
I love jumping on players when their salary is depressed and Warren is another one of those guys. Just a couple of weeks ago his salary was approaching the $8,000 mark. He may be turning things around considering he has scored at least 38.9 FanDuel points in three out of his last four games. Tonight he has a decent matchup against the Raptors, who have only been average against opposing small forwards this season.
Other players to consider: Paul George (OKC), Otto Porter (WAS)
Serge Ibaka (TOR): $5,200 vs. PHO
A third member of the Raptors who I plan on using on tonight's slate is Serge Ibaka. Ibaka had a slow start to the season, but he has been pretty consistent over the past two weeks, scoring 20.8 and 28.6 FanDuel points in each of his past six games. Similar to Lowry and DeRozan, Ibaka is in a great spot against the Suns, who have been awful against opposing power forwards.
Marquee Chriss (PHO): $3,900 @ TOR
Marquee Chriss does not have the upside for GPPs since he only averages around 20 minutes per game, but I do believe he has a decent floor for cash games since he has been around 20 FanDuel points in three of his last five games.
Other players to consider: Derrick Favors (UTA)
Greg Monroe (PHO): $4,500 @ TOR
A second value option from the Suns who I do not mind using is Greg Monroe. Monroe has been solid since coming over from the Bucks, when he gets the minutes. Monroe should get the minutes tonight since the Suns will have to use his size against Jonas Valanciunas.
Other players to consider: Jusuf Nurkic (POR), Jonas Valanciunas (TOR)