FanDuel NBA: Sunday Value Plays
FanDuel NBA: Sunday Value Plays

This article is part of our FanDuel NBA series.

Sunday evening features a scant four games, but thankfully, they all have some shootout potential. That makes it easier to peg some value options than it usually would be with such a modestly sized slate. Pricing remains very reasonable on several players that have shown some impressive upside recently, so let's delve into which ones should certainly be under consideration for your lineups:

POINT GUARD   

Kris Dunn, CHI at SAC ($6,200)Dunn has scored over 23 fantasy points in eight of his last nine games, often supplementing his production with rebounds and assists even when his scoring isn't up to par. He'll have a chance to thrive in a faster-paced matchup Sunday against a Kings squad that's averaging the third-most possessions per game (107.2). Sacramento is also allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to point guards on the season (42.0), along with the second-most points (21.2) and fourth-most assists (7.3). Moreover, the Kings allow a bottom-10 offensive efficiency rating (26.3) to point guards, bolstering the versatile Dunn's case.

D.J. AugustinORL vs. ATL ($4,900)Augustin just racked up 40.1 fantasy points in his most recent contest against the Cavs on Thursday, and he'd posted over 20 in four of his previous five games as well. The veteran point guard also touched up the Hawks for 35.6 fantasy points in his most recent encounter with them on Feb. 10, a performance that included a 14-point, 10-assist double-double. Atlanta comes in allowing the most fantasy points per game to point guards (47.3), along with the most points (22.1), most assists (8.5) and highest offensive efficiency rating (29.9). The Hawks also allow the highest three-point percentage (38.7) to ones, while Augustin comes in draining an impressive 43.2 percent of his shots from distance.

SHOOTING GUARD         

Terrence RossORL vs. ATL ($5,900): Ross is also firmly in consideration against the fast-paced, defensively-challenged Hawks. The veteran wing has stepped up his contributions across the board this season, and he's eclipsed the 30-fantasy-point mark in three of his past four games. Ross also accumulated 27.2 fantasy points over just 23 minutes against the Hawks in his most recent game against them, and Atlanta comes in yielding the sixth-most fantasy points per game (40.5) to twos. Ross is also shooting an impressive 38.5 percent from three-point range at home, while the Hawks allow a bottom-10 figure in three-point shooting percentage (36.5) on the road.

Kevin HuerterATL at ORL ($5,300): Huerter is yet another value option in the Magic-Hawks tilt that deserves consideration. The rookie has scored 20.5 to 38.3 fantasy points in his last three games, with two total tallies over 30 in that span. He posted a solid 23.6 against Orlando in their Feb. 10 matchup as well, and he's increasingly benefited from the Hawks' league-high pace of play as his rookie campaign has unfolded. The Magic have also been much more vulnerable to shooting guards in recent games, as they've allowed a bottom-half figure of 55.5 fantasy points per contest to the position over the last five. It's also worth noting Huerter has managed to keep up his stellar three-point shooting when on the road, as he's draining an impressive 38.2 percent of his shots from behind the arc outside of State Farm Arena.

SMALL FORWARD

Harrison Barnes, SAC vs. CHI ($5,600)Barnes may finally be hitting his stride in Sacramento, as he's scored 26.3 to 40.1 fantasy points in five of his last six games, a sample that includes two tallies over 30 and one over 40. The veteran has diversified his contributions more of late, even dishing out multiple assists in three straight. He'll look to continue his hot hand against a Bulls team that's been vulnerable on the road (112.9 points per game allowed) and that's yielded the eighth-most fantasy points per game (41.8) to power forwards for the season, including 50.7 per contest over the last five. The Bulls also surrender a bottom-10 offensive efficiency rating to fours (25.5), a number partly comprised of yielding 47.6 percent shooting, including 37.0 percent from three-point range, to the position. 

Joe Harris, BKN at LAC ($4,700)The sharp-shooting Harris is well-equipped to capitalize on a Clippers squad that's seen a recent spike in three-point success rate allowed. Los Angeles has allowed 42.0 percent of three-point attempts to find the net over the last three games, a sharp increase from their 34.1 percent seasonal figure. L.A. is also surrendering the sixth-most fantasy points per game (57.4) to two-guards over the last 10, as their defense at the position has unsurprisingly deteriorated since Avery Bradley was traded at the deadline. The Clippers are also surrendering the second-highest shooting percentage (47.0) to twos during that stretch, while Harris is shooting career-high 49.9 percent.

POWER FORWARD   

P.J. TuckerHOU vs. MIN ($4,600): Tucker is always capable of stuffing the stat sheet, an ability that often bails out his fantasy lines when he contributes very little offensively. To wit, he's eclipsed 20 fantasy points in five of his last seven games, even though he was actually held scoreless in one of those contests. He should have plenty of opportunities to check off boxes against the T-Wolves, which have been vulnerable to power forwards all season. Minnesota yielded 25.1 fantasy points to Tucker the last time he saw them, and they've yielded 40.7 fantasy points per game to fours on the season, along with the fifth-most rebounds per game (10.5) to the position.

Ed Davis, BKN at LAC ($3,900): Davis makes for a strong candidate for the "punt spot" in your FD lineup, as he's often surprised this season in that role. The veteran's ability to rack up the rebounds in a relatively modest allotment of playing time always offers the potential for a solid return, and his matchup Sunday could help facilitate that. The Clippers have allowed bottom-five figures in fantasy points per game to centers on the season (39.3) and over the last 10 games (45.3). They're also yielding the second-highest offensive efficiency rating in the paint (62.6), a weakness Davis is qualified to exploit, considering he's logging just under 80 percent of his scoring in that part of the floor. His own team's shooting weaknesses on the road could certain help him as well; the Nets drain a pedestrian 43.7 percent of their shots when traveling, which should afford Davis plenty of opportunity on the offensive glass.

CENTER   

Robin Lopez, CHI at SAC ($6,000): Conventional wisdom would seemingly indicate Lopez might be receiving a lot more time off at this stretch of the Bulls' non-playoff season, but the veteran is instead flourishing since just prior to the All-Star break. Lopez has scored 31.9 and 48.1 fantasy points in his last two games, respectively, and he's also posted over 30 on four other occasions over his last 10. That makes him especially appealing at his current price and in a matchup versus a Kings squad that's allowing bottom-10 figures in fantasy points per game to centers (37.5) for the season and over the last 10 (45.6). The Kings are similarly ranked in offensive efficiency rating allowed to fives (34.8) and in the paint (60.3), giving Lopez plenty of paths to fantasy success Sunday.

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. Juan Carlos Blanco plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: DraftKings: jcblanco22, FanDuel: jc_blanco22, DraftPot: jc_blanco22, FantasyDraft: jc_blanco22, OwnThePlay: jcblanco22.
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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.
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