With that said, here are some FanDuel values (salaries of $7,000 or less) for Monday's NBA games:
PG - Devin Harris, Dallas Mavericks (vs. MIN), $3,500: Like on DraftKings, Harris is my favorite value play at point guard on FanDuel. With Rajon Rondo out for at least the next three games, Harris is priced at the contest-minimum salary and will get the start tonight (and for a few more games). Harris needs just 17.5 fantasy points to reach 5x his salary and he has scored 21.2 and 18.7 fantasy points in his past two games. Only the Thunder are projected to score more points tonight than the Mavs based on Vegas odds.
Others to consider: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies ($6,900); Elfrid Payton, Orlando Magic ($6,000); J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks ($3,500)
* FanDuel's $250K NBA Slam: $250,000 in prizes including $25,000 to 1st in tonight's NBA Slam tourney ($25 entry).
SG - DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors (vs. MIL), $6,800: With an average starter salary higher on FanDuel ($6,667) than DraftKings ($6,250), it's more common for players to be priced higher on FanDuel. That's not the case with DeRozan ($6,800 on FD vs. $7,000 on DK). Since a three-game stretch where DeRozan was 6-of-34 from the field, he has now averaged 37.04 fantasy points over his past five games with at least 27 fantasy points in all five games. During that span, DeRozan has averaged 20.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Others to consider: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards ($5,800); Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans ($5,700); Evan Fournier (if Oladipo is out again), Orlando Magic ($3,600); Kent Bazemore, Atlanta Hawks ($3,500)
SF - Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers (at CLE), $5,600: Over his past seven games, Covington has averaged 13.14 points, 4.86 rebounds and 1.43 steals per game during that span. In addition, Covington has averaged 28.53 fantasy points per game over his past three and he has scored at least 22 fantasy points in six of his past seven games.
Others to consider: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets ($5,600); Paul Pierce, Washington Wizards ($4,900); Jared Dudley, Milwaukee Bucks ($4,500)
PF - Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers (at CLE), $5,700: In his past 10 games played, Noel has averaged 29.43 fantasy points per game, which is 5.16 times tonight's salary. Becoming more consistent, Noel has reached 25 fantasy points in his past seven of 10 games with a couple of games with at least 44 fantasy points to show his upside. Over that 10-game span, Noel has averaged 9.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game.
Others to consider: Thaddeus Young, Minnesota Timberwolves ($6,800); Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets ($5,300); Amir Johnson, Toronto Raptors ($4,800); John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks ($4,700); Patrick Patterson, Toronto Raptors ($4,600); Jerami Grant, Philadelphia 76ers ($3,600); Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic ($3,500)
C - Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland Cavaliers ($5,200): Since a three-game streak of double-doubles, Mozgov only has one double-double in his past five games. That said, he has scored more than 20 fantasy points in seven of eight games, so he has a solid floor, but he has upside against a Sixers team that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing centers this season. The biggest drawback with Mozgov (or any Cavs' starters) is the blowout potential as they are 16-point favorites tonight.
Others to consider: Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn Nets ($6,400); Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets ($6,300); Nikola Pekovic, Minnesota Timberwolves ($5,900)
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