Fantasy Basketball Value Picks: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Bargain Plays for March 9


NBA values. What are they? Are they important? Can you eat them? Are they bigger than a bread box? Do you need me to reveal them to you every Wednesday?

Good. In order…

1. These are assets that are likely to outperform their unusually low price.
2. Yes.
3. Would not recommend.
4. Yes. Most are very large.
5. Of course it is.

Let’s dive into tonight’s massive 12-game NBA slate.

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It’s about as expensive as I’m willing to get for a “value” option, but it shows just how attractive Bagley is on Wednesday’s slate. Honestly, he’s going to be quite attractive as long as Isaiah Stewart (knee) is out through injury.

Bagley has only appeared in six games for the Pistons since being traded from Sacramento; however, the former second overall pick is already enjoying the change of scenery. The striker is averaging 13.8 points per game with a career-best 0.549 effective field goal rate, while his 23.1% usage rate isn’t too shabby either. Still, I bury the lede here. With Stewart limited to just 9.3 minutes in Monday’s win over Atlanta, Bagley went wild, recording 40.5 DKFP in 36.2 minutes of action. Considering he’s in Detroit for an extended audition, it would be shocking if Bagley wasn’t in the starting lineup against Chicago.

Let’s just say this game is going to be one to watch for value as we get closer and closer to denunciation. Why? Well, look no further than the Timberwolves injury report. The team has a whopping six players listed as questionable for Wednesday’s contest, including the likes of D’Angelo Russell ($8,100; hamstring), Anthony Edwards ($7,800; knee), Patrick Beverley ($5,300; ankle) and Jaylen Nowell ($3,400; nose). That’s a lot of backcourt options.

It’s unclear who will end up being active, but if even half of those mentioned aren’t available, it should directly benefit Beasley. The wing has been on fire since the start of March, averaging 17.5 points in four games. Heck, Beasley has already hit 20 three-point shots in the month. The veteran has also produced 27.5 DKFP in his previous early season opportunities, while he has averaged 30.1 DKFP the last 10 times he has logged at least 25.0 minutes of work. At this point, there’s no doubt that Beasley can fill him in when needed.

A dubious designation could mean less to LeBron James ($11,600; knee) than any other player in the league, but if the reports regarding his swelling issues are true, I think there’s a good chance the former MVP will miss his second straight game on Wednesday. I mean, the Lakers aren’t really in a position to play their opponents, but if you can’t safely play your 37-year-old superstar against the Rockets, when can you?

Horton-Tucker made the most of his start on Monday, starting for 18 points and 30.0 DKFP in 30.7 minutes. Its utilization rate was lower than that of Russell Westbrook ($8,500) and Monk Malik ($5,700), but ultimately, a 22.6% mark is not to be overlooked. THT should see the exact same role if James is eventually ruled out, although this time his opponent will arguably be the best he could shoot in 2021-22. Houston is last in defensive rating (116.2), third in pace (101.1) and it gave up second DKFP per game to opposing small forwards. What more could you ask for?

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