With that said, here are some FanDuel values (salaries of $7,000 or less) for Wednesday's NBA games:
PG - J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks (at GS), $3,900: Once again (as it was with my DraftKings post), the primary debate here is between Barea and D.J. Augustin, who has at least 36 fantasy points in four of his past five games. With the two point guards in different salary ranges, however, both provide a solid option at those price points depending on the construction of the rest of your roster. Getting the start on Monday with Rajon Rondo out, Barea finished with 10 points, eight assists and four rebounds as he scored 25.8 fantasy points. Considering that Devin Harris (ankle, knee) is questionable, Barea may even see more than the 29 minutes he played on Monday. Either way, he's a strong value play as his sub-$4,000 salary in the game with tonight's highest over/under.
Others to consider: D.J. Augustin, Detroit Pistons ($7,000); Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies ($6,600); Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs ($5,500); Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,800); Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics ($4,600); Jerryd Bayless (if Brandon Knight is out again), Milwaukee Bucks ($4,400)
* FanDuel's $600K NBA Mega Slam: $600,000 in prizes including $50,000 to 1st in tonight's NBA Mega Slam tourney ($25 entry).
SG - Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans (vs. OKC), $6,200: Gordon's salary on FanDuel is less than his DraftKings' price tag ($6,500), which is always favorable for his outlook on FD. Connecting on 9-of-13 three-pointers, Gordon has scored 35-plus fantasy points in back-to-back games. In addition, he has scored at least 22 fantasy points in 12 of his past 14 games with both exceptions being 19-point games demonstrating a solid floor. During that 14-game span, Gordon has averaged 16.29 points, 5.21 assists and 3.14 rebounds per game.
Others to consider: DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors ($7,000); Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks ($6,200); Dion Waiters, Oklahoma City Thunder ($4,800);
SF - Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks (at GS), $6,100: As I noted in my DraftKings post, I tend to play Parsons on the wrong nights, but I will roll with Parsons in a number of tournament lineups tonight. Tonight's matchup is going to be an up-tempo game with a lot of real points and fantasy points alike and his price point should allow him to reach (and exceed) value. Parsons has connected on 10-of-17 three-pointers in his past three games and has now scored at least 23.9 fantasy points in seven of his eight games.
Others to consider: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves ($6,900); Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks ($5,800); Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets ($5,700)
PF - Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics (vs. DEN), $6,200: As much as I like Sullinger on DraftKings, I like him more on FanDuel (at $300 less) with a price tag roughly $500 less than the average starter salary ($6,667). After a one-game punishment (benching) for being late, Sully was back in the starting lineup last night and delivered 40.8 fantasy points against the Knicks front court. Tonight, he gets an even more favorable matchup against the Nuggets, who have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing power forwards this season. Over his past 19 games, Sullinger has scored 40-plus fantasy points six times and tonight gives him a great opportunity to make it 7-of-20.
Others to consider: Thaddeus Young, Minnesota Timberwolves ($6,800); David West, Indiana Pacers ($6,600); Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets ($6,400); Donatas Motiejunas, Houston Rockets ($5,800); John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks ($5,000); Ed Davis, Los Angeles Lakers ($4,900);
C - Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks (at GS), $6,700: With Joakim Noah priced above $7,000 on FanDuel (both are $6,400 on DraftKings), I need to go in a different direction here given my self-imposed salary limit. As noted earlier, tonight's game features the highest over-under and the Mavs are projected to be one of the higher-scoring teams tonight. Chandler has scored more than 31 fantasy points in back-to-back games and at least 25.6 fantasy points in four consecutive games.
Others to consider: Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets ($7,000)
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