NBA DFS Top Value Plays for 10/24/23
Welcome to our 1st NBA DFS Top Value Plays article of the new season. When it comes to NBA DFS, finding those hidden gems, the top value plays, can make all the difference in your fantasy lineup.
In this article, we’ll break down some of the most promising value plays for the upcoming slate on 10/24/23.
Chris Paul (PG – GSW)
$5,600 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel
There’s no better value on this slate than Chris Paul on DraftKings. It’s wild that he’s at just $5,600 because he’s been an $8K player on both sites throughout his career. It’s clear that DK is horrified by the signing with Golden State, but many people don’t realize it could open up more shots and assists for this elite point guard.
Facing his former team only adds to his intrigue because all we need is 30-35 fantasy points for CP3 to be a great value. If Paul is officially confirmed as being in the starting five due to Green’s absence, he should be especially popular given his salary won’t quite account for the level of opportunity he should see.
Paul averaged 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 32 minutes per game through 59 appearances for the Suns last season. The veteran point guard is set to open a new chapter in his career, with his first game as a member of the Warriors. Paul has a great opportunity to help facilitate an offense filled with scorers, and he is in position to benefit by picking up easy assists and open shot opportunities.
$4,600 Draftkings, $4,600 Fanduel
Jonathan Kuminga had an amazing preseason and could be in line for a true breakout campaign this season. It looks like he’s going to get plenty of opportunity and should see more minutes with Draymond Green out on Tuesday.
He averaged 22 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 27 minutes per game for the Warriors over the last couple of weeks, getting up a ton of shots and looking efficient in the process. He will come off the bench here but could definitely be in the 6th man role to start. If they are going to trust him with usage and minutes, then these prices are simply too low for the opening slate.
Kevon Looney (C – GSW)
$5,300 DraftKings, $5,400 FanDuel
This is risky, but Looney looks like a solid value at just above $5K on both sites. We saw this guy start for the majority of the postseason and average over 30 DK points per game in that expanded role. With Draymond looking unlikely to play, that means Looney should be locked into a 30-minute role as the starting center. He’s a double-double machine in that type of role, and they need him out there to match up with Jusuf Nurkic.
With Draymond Green out for the Warriors, Kevon Looney will draw the start at center and could be looking at a healthy minute share. The Warriors don’t have a ton of rebounding on this roster and will need his size in the paint against this Suns’ team, at least to start. Phoenix could press more of a small ball advantage going forward, but Looney should see minutes in the mid-20s at the minimum and he’s one of the better per-minute rebounders around when given the chance.
As alluded to earlier, Looney should be in the starting five Tuesday with Green sidelined. The big man is coming off a career-best 2022-23 campaign in which he produced new high-water marks in points (7.0), rebounds (9.0), and assists (2.5). Looney flashed some unprecedented fantasy upside in the process while helping the Warriors weather some key injuries, recording 30 or more FD points on 21 occasions. Looney could also enjoy a bump in usage with Green sidelined, which could make it even easier for him to deliver a strong return on his modest salary.
DK – $3500 Draftkings, $4200 Fanduel
Taurean Prince will draw the start for the Lakers, who could use a deeper bench this season. That being said, Jarred Vanderbilt is out to start the season, and it’s Prince’s spot for the time being. He took about four three-pointers a game in limited preseason minutes, knocking them down at about a 46% clip.
On a short slate that doesn’t have a ton of punts, Prince makes for salary relief help. Prince will be playing on his fourth team in four years, but he has been able to display good potential and come up with some key plays at every stop along the way. He is expected to come off the bench as a backup for LeBron James and can earn added floor time with his solid three-point shooting.
That’s all I’ve got for today
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