Daily Fantasy Basketball: DFS Value Plays and Lineup – January 29

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Celtics forward Jeff Green David Butler II USA TODAY Sports

On DraftStreet, there is a $100,000 cap, which is used for eight players; three forwards, three guards, a center, and a utility player. In terms of value, should a player cost $15,000, incredible value would be 45 fantasy points. Unlike other daily sites, playing for five times value is not the goal here, as it is nearly impossible to find on a consistent basis. As a $100K salary cap would yield about 225-255 fantasy points for a good night, the best value is normally 2.5 or higher. Anything above 2.5 is a great value.

If you have not played over at DraftStreet, be sure to check the scoring system first, as it varies from other sites. Head over to make your deposit and start playing tonight!

DraftStreet Scoring: PTS: 1 pt, REB: 1.25 pt, AST: 1.5 pt, TO: -1 pt, Missed FT: -0.5 pt, Missed FG: -0.5 pt, STL: 2 pt, BLK: 2pt.

Let’s see how we did last night

Optimized Lineup
Position Player Price Fantasy Points Value
G Jeremy Lin 7.804 28.75 3.68
G Rajon Rondo 12.935 10 0.77
G Jodie Meeks 11.015 22.5 2.04
F Luol Deng 11.859 9.5 0.80
F Tyreke Evans 12.602 11 0.87
F Paul George 17.295 20.75 1.20
C Andrew Bogut 13.232 28 2.12
U Jameer Nelson 12.746 21.5 1.69
Total 99.488 152 1.53

Last night was abysmal, just a poor performance by almost every player. Not a good night in daily fantasy for Luol Deng, Rajon Rondo, Tyreke Evans and Paul George. Bogut had a decent night, but nowhere close to balance out the performance of the rest of the team. Let’s get back on track tonight.

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Value Plays


Kyle Lowry, TOR ($15,959)

The former Villanova Wildcat has been very good this season for the Raptors, averaging 16 points, 7.5 assists, and four rebounds per game. In addition, he has scored over 120 fantasy points in his last three games and, with DeMar DeRozan injured, he has been the primary focus of the Raptors offense. Tonight Lowry faces the Orlando Magic, who are 27th in the NBA in giving up fantasy points to point guards. Lowry needs around 35 fantasy points for good value, and he should eclipse that given the matchup.


Jeff Green, BOS ($12,258)

A common occurrence in daily fantasy basketball is a godsend. This is a trend, and Jeff Green is next in line. The best scorer against the Philadelphia 76ers has been fantasy gold. Green has double-digit shots in every game this month, and has taken 13 or more in his last five games. I realize shots taken is not one of the best things to look at on DraftStreet, but consider this: The Sixers are allowing their opponents to shoot over 46 percent, so if Green takes the most shots on the team (as he normally does) he can be a huge asset in fantasy tonight. Not to mention the Sixers allow just under 110 points per game. Expect a lot of Celtics to be played tonight in DFS, and don’t be afraid to join them.


Marc Gasol, MEM ($13,187)

Marc Gasol is one of the best centers in fantasy basketball, and he is just getting back to game shape. This will be his eighth game back, and even though it is the second leg of a back-to-back, Gasol faces off against the Kings. The Kings are 28th in the NBA in allowing fantasy points to centers and Gasol is one of the best that they will see. Expect him to continue his rise back to the top tier of centers in the NBA, and being along for the ride at just over $13K is a good move.

Optimized Lineup

G – Kyle Lowry TOR ($15,959)

G – Willie Green LAC ($4,400)

G – Chris Douglas-Roberts CHA ($4,145)

F – Jeff Green BOS ($12,258)

F – LeBron James MIA ($20,911)

F – Kevin Durant OKC ($24,002)

C –Marc Gasol MEM ($13,187)

U – Derek Fisher, OKC ($4,865)

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Be sure to head to DraftStreet for all your daily fantasy needs, and good luck tonight. Reminder: the Detroit vs. Atlanta game has been cancelled.

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Josh Collacchi
In addition to writing here at XNSports, my fantasy content can be seen at Pro Football Focus Fantasy, eDraft, and Project Roto. Member of the FSWA and the FWAA and can be reached on Twitter @JoshCollacchi