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

This article is part of our FanDuel NBA series.

Sunday evening brings a typically abbreviated four-game slate, but one that includes plenty of modestly priced players with upside and one potential high-scoring game in the Wizards and Timberwolves. We also have a possible injury-related absence in Orlando also increasing the upside of other value players on the team, and another in Oklahoma City that could well have the same result. Let's examine who can help you capture some value at a bargain price Sunday .

POINT GUARD

Tomas Satoransky, WAS vs. MIN ($5,500): Satoransky has an appealing price for a player who's scored 24.6 to 31.5 fantasy points in three of his last four games, and that has eclipsed 29 in four others over the last 10. The third-year point guard draws a matchup versus a T-Wolves squad that's allowed the seventh-most fantasy points (53.8) to ones over the last five games, along with the third-most assists (10.8) to the position over that span. Satoransky is often playing minutes in the mid-30s and up and will also be in position to capitalize on the fact Minnesota allows the second-highest three-point shooting percentage on the road (38.9), as he's draining an impressive 43.9 percent of his shots from distance.

Collin Sexton, CLE vs. ORL ($5,400): Sexton's production has seen a couple of dips lately, but the rookie has still eclipsed 30 fantasy points in three of the past five games and in five of the last 10. The Magic are typically a stout team defending point guards, but there's a good chance they're without the services of D.J. Augustin, who's been largely responsible for their strong numbers against ones and who sprained an ankle in Saturday's win over the Pacers. Furthermore, Orlando has actually been more vulnerable to the position lately anyhow, as the Magic has allowed the third-most fantasy points (58.4) per contest over the last five to the position, along with the third-most points (30.6).

SHOOTING GUARD

Terrence Ross, ORL at CLE ($5,400): Ross continued his recent stretch of solid play in Saturday's victory over the Pacers, totaling 23 points off the bench on his way to 31.1 fantasy points. The veteran wing's role could be even bigger Sunday if D.J. Augustin isn't able to return from his ankle injury, as Ross already sports a 29.3 percent usage rate with his teammate off the floor this season. The Cavaliers also present an appealing positional matchup, as they've allowed the fifth-most fantasy points (39.5) per game to twos, along with the fourth-highest offensive efficiency rating (23.3). They're also yielding a 37.2 percent success rate from three-point range to twos, while Ross is taking a career-high 6.6 three-point attempts per game and draining them at a 37.6 percent clip.

Dennis Schroder, OKC vs. MEM ($5,100): Paul George could well miss a third straight game Sunday, which would continue to give Schroder a bit of extra overall scoring responsibility, at minimum. The veteran guard actually started in George's place Saturday versus the Spurs and totaled 28.5 fantasy points over 31 minutes, and he'd scored over 20 in the four prior games as well. Schroder has been a virtual lock for double-digit shot attempts even when coming off the bench this season, so he presents as one of the more viable value plays on the slate despite the relatively tough defensive matchup.

SMALL FORWARD

Jonathan Isaac, ORL at CLE ($5,800): Isaac continues to be a steady cash game play that also offers enough upside for GPPs, yet his price seems to always be in the vicinity of where it sits Sunday. Most recently, Isaac has scored 28.2 to 41.6 fantasy points in six of the last eight contests, and he'd also eclipsed 30 fantasy points on five other occasions in the prior seven games as well. The Cavaliers have also been susceptible to small forwards all season, yielding the sixth-highest offensive efficiency rating (22.3) to threes and the sixth-most fantasy points (37.5) per game to the position on the season. Furthermore, the Cavs' pedestrian 44.0 percent shooting on the road could give Isaac a few extra opportunities on the defensive glass.

Jeff Green, WAS vs. MIN ($4,800): Green continues to outpace his current price on most nights, as he'll come into Sunday's game having scored 25.5 to 42.5 fantasy points in nine of his last 12 games. The veteran has been filling the power forward spot, putting him an appealing positional matchup versus a T-Wolves squad that's allowed 41.3 fantasy points per game to fours on the season, along with the third-most rebounds (10.7) per contest to the position. Notably, Minnesota also yields the highest three-point shooting percentage (40.2) to power forwards, while Green is taking 4.2 three-point attempts per game and finding the net on 36.2 percent of them, his highest figure since the 2012-13 season.

POWER FORWARD

Larry Nance Jr., CLE vs. ORL ($5,600): Kevin Love will be back in action after resting Saturday, but the Cavs will continue to be without Tristan Thompson (foot) and most likely Ante Zizic (concussion). Those absences should afford Nance plenty of minutes regardless of Love's return, putting him in good position to offer some of the same solid production he's often contributed over the last several weeks. Nance has scored over 25 fantasy points in nine of the last 12 games, and Orlando comes in allowing the 10th-most fantasy points (35.9) per game to centers on the season, including the eighth most (46.4) over the last five.

Taj Gibson, MIN at WAS ($4,400): Gibson's price continues depressed, making him an especially enticing option Sunday if you're trying to save at one PF spot. The Wizards have been trampled by power forwards all season and come in allowing the highest offensive efficiency rating (28.7) to the position, along with the second-most fantasy points (44.3) and most rebounds (12.0) per contest. Washington also surrenders the highest shooting percentage (52.0) to fours, and their bottom-10 figure in points in the paint allowed (51.0 per contest) dovetails well with Gibson logging 70 percent of his scoring in that part of the floor.

CENTER

Marc Gasol, TOR at DET ($6,100): Gasol's price was typically nowhere near this point in his Grizzlies days, but his role with the Raptors is still somewhat in flux, making him quite the bargain at center Sunday. The big man has actually started to hit his stride in Toronto too, as he's scored 26.0 to 44.6 fantasy points in his last three games. The latter figure came in his most recent contest versus the Trail Blazers on Friday, a game where Gasol drew the start. Given the results, he's likely to be in the first unit again Sunday against a Pistons squad that's allowing a bottom-10 figure in fantasy points per game (35.1) and shooting percentage (55.0) to centers.

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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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