Underpriced Plays for Monday’s NBA DFS Slate on Draftkings

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Let’s analyze some Monday daily fantasy basketball value plays. Always check your information within the hour before lock when starting lineups are released.

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Points Guards:

Mike Conley $6800

Jarrett Jack $6000

Matthew Dellavedova $3200

I really like Mike Conley tonight. His price is affordable and he usually plays well vs Steph Curry. The game should be paced up and Conley should see 35 minutes fresh off him carving up the Brooklyn Nets the other night. Jarrett Jack is in a nice spot tonight vs Milwaukee. The Bucks have given up well over 100 points in all three loses and that figures to continue tonight. I like this game going over and the Brooklyn total of 99.3 points seems low. Salary saver PG today is Matthew Dellavedova. If this game turns into a blowout, which is what Vegas is predicting, then I see Dellavedova getting extra run and minimum cost.

Shoot Guards:

Courtney Lee $4200  

Nik Stauskas $3300

Langston Galloway $4400

Bojan Bogdanovic $4000

Sasha Vujacic $3700

I’m not a fan of the top priced SG options but you have 5 guys here to pick from that can all bring in 5 times value. Courtney Lee will also be playing in that paced up game with Mike Conley. He is averaging 31 minutes per game and I see him getting more shots from the perimeter than usual. Stauskas is a sneaky play and someone you want to get more info on before lineup lock. He was projected as the Philadelphia starting SG and in his 1st game coming back from injury he saw 21 minutes. He can score and create for Philly which badly needs that with the current guard play on the team. Robert Covington is supposed to be back so this could affect Stauskas also. Bojan had a great shooting/scoring game on Saturday night vs Memphis in which he saw 34 minutes. He came off the bench which I like so he gets all the looks with the 2nd group.

Small Forwards:

Maurice Harkless $3100

Jeff Green $4700

Al-Farouq Aminu $4800

I listed a few options here but Al-Farouq Aminu is my top play of this group. Portland is trying to figure out how they want to play at this point early in the season and Aminu is getting 32+ minutes and plenty of shots. He is also averaging 8 rebounds a game so he has a high floor. I like him to hit value. Jeff Green is another guy in that matchup with Golden State who should see more touches with the paced up flow.

Power Forwards:

Jerami Grant $3800

Thad Young $5500

Thad Young gets a matchup with Johnny O’Bryant tonight. Milwaukee is giving up lots of points and Young can get himself going in this game. Jerami Grant is seeing 26 minutes off the bench and can contribute across the board. He’s a cheap option that projects to hit 5 times value but Philly is really bad.


Festus Ezeli $3400

Karl-Anthony Towns $6100

I am still a big fan of Festus Ezeli. He is going to see 25 minutes and possibly more today if Golden State tries to matchup with the height of the Memphis Grizzlies up front. Ezeli is a good shot blocker, rebounder, and finishes around the rim. He is also sure to get a few bunnies off interior passes from Steph Curry. Towns is a little out of my normal value play prices but I think he has another huge game. Portland can’t matchup with him and he is establishing himself as a shot blocker and high volume rebounder. This price is still too low.

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Steven Ricciardi