3 NBA FanDuel Value Plays to Target on Tuesday 3/28/23

One of the keys to finding success in daily fantasy basketball is uncovering potential value plays.

If you're looking to roster a stud player or two, you need to consider squeezing one of these lower-salaried options into your lineup.

Let's take a look at some players who can help fill in the gaps in your lineup on FanDuel tonight, using numberFire's daily fantasy basketball projections as a guide.

Tyus Jones, PG, Grizzlies ($5,600)

Ja Morant is doubtful today, making Tyus Jones a smashing value.

With Ja off the floor this year, Jones has scored 36.5 FanDuel points per 36 minutes, according to CourtIQ. We project Jones to see 33.7 points tonight.

The Memphis Grizzlies have a friendly home matchup with the Orlando Magic, a team playing at the eighth-fastest pace over the last 15 games. In that 15-game run, Orlando has permitted the 11th-most FanDuel points per game to point guards (49.5).

Our model is all over Jones tonight, projecting him to amass 36.2 FanDuel points -- a whopping 6.47 per $1,000. As of early Tuesday, he's the best point-per-dollar play on the slate. He'll be chalk, but he's chalk worth swallowing.

Nick Richards, C, Hornets ($5,300)

The Charlotte Hornets have already ruled out Terry Rozier and Mark Williams while Gordon Hayward is doubtful and Kelly Oubre is questionable.

The Hornets are a great source of value on this slate, and Nick Richards can eat in a date with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With Rozier, Williams, Hayward and LaMelo Ball off the court this season, Richard has generated 38.9 FanDuel points per 36 minutes.

Williams' absence is the one that matters most for Richards. When Williams sat for a six-game stretch earlier this month, Richards logged at least 26 minutes in four of the six games and put up at least 36.6 FanDuel points in three of them.

On the season, OKC has allowed the 12th-most FanDuel points per game to centers (54.3).

We project Richards to total 28.2 FanDuel points (5.32 per $1,000), and that's with our model accounting for Oubre playing.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk ($4,200) is another low-salary Hornet worth checking out.

Johnny Davis, SG, Wizards ($4,000)

This one might be a reach, but I think it makes some sense.

The Washington Wizards are done for this season, with Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma both sitting out tonight. Daniel Gafford and Monte Morris sport questionable tags. If those two sit, it'll be a skeleton crew tonight for the Wiz in a difficult matchup with the Boston Celtics.

With blowout risk a very real possibility -- Boston is an 11.5-point favorite -- and Washington's season circling the drain, it makes sense for them to give some extended run to Johnny Davis, the Wizards' 2022 first-round pick who has spent most of the campaign in the G League.

That's exactly what Washington has been doing of late, with Davis seeing at least 23 minutes in two of his past three games. He posted 24.8 FanDuel points last time out in what was his best game of the season, and he should see minutes tonight -- especially if Morris sits and/or this game gets lopsided.

However, if Morris plays, I'll likely stay away from Davis.