FanDuel NBA: Monday Value Plays
FanDuel NBA: Monday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NBA series.

The Cavaliers have already punched their ticket to the NBA Finals, now it's time for the Warriors and Rockets to battle out a Game 7 on Monday to decide who they will face. The series shifts back to Houston, but the Rockets could still be without Chris Paul (hamstring), making pulling out the win no easy feat. Monday also brings another opportunity to win some money on FanDuel, so here are some players who could provide valuable performances.

MVP Candidates

James Harden, HOU ($16,500): The Rockets got off to a fast start in Game 6, but ultimately suffered a blowout loss. Harden tried to carry the Rockets with Paul out and while he couldn't come away with the victory, he still scored 53.9 FanDuel points. He attempted 24 shots, 12 of which came from behind the arc. Paul is doubtful to play Monday and even if he does, he likely would be very limited. Harden has the highest upside of anyone taking the floor, making him a prime candidate to receive double the points in the MVP slot.

Stephen Curry, GS ($15,000): Curry has been a consistent source of production in this series, scoring at least 41.2 FanDuel points in five of six games. He had his best performance in Game 6, scoring 51 FanDuel points. Paul is a very strong defender, so his absence helps the Warriors backcourt offensively as well. Game 7 will be a tougher task for the Warriors on the road even if Paul is out, but Curry should still provide plenty of value.

Star and Pro Candidates

Draymond Green, GS ($13,000): Green also had his best game of the series in Game 6, scoring 53.5 FanDuel points despite scoring only four points. He was a monster defensively, recording four steals and five blocks. He hasn't played nearly as well in the three games in Houston, but Green still has a high floor based on his ability to contribute in multiple areas, making him a strong candidate for one of these multiplier positions.

Eric Gordon, HOU ($10,000): Gordon started Game 6 in place of Paul, but finished with just 16.4 FanDuel points. The positives, though, are that he logged 34 minutes and was 7-for-12 from the field. He struggles to provide much in the way of rebounds or assists, but he can still score enough to be a viable option. He played well in 30 starts during the regular season, averaging 21.5 points and 3.8 three-pointers per contest.

Utility

P.J. Tucker, HOU ($8,000): Tucker has had one big offensive game in this series, but largely isn't much of a scoring option even if Paul doesn't play. He gets a ton of minutes, though, and has grabbed at least eight rebounds in three straight games. With at least 20.6 FanDuel points in three of the six games against the Warriors, Tucker is someone to consider at this cheap price.

Gerald Green, HOU ($7,000): Green played a series high 26 minutes in Game 6 and should continue to get increased playing time if Paul can't play Monday. He only finished with 11 FanDuel points, shooting 4-for-6 from the field and 3-for-4 from behind the arc. He can score in bunches when he's given the opportunity and the Rockets showed they desperately need someone else outside of Harden to step up offensively, so Green is worth taking a chance on in tournament play.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Mike Barner plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: mbarner, DraftKings: mbarner51.
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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. He currently focuses on the NBA. Before RotoWire, Mike wrote for KFFL.com.
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