Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – February 28

Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore
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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 2.25 or higher. Anything above 2.25 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.

There is a seven-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays


Ben McLemore., SAC ($7,124)

McLemore faces off against the Lakers tonight. As any daily fantasy player knows, the Lakers are a godsend as far as fantasy points against is concerned. In the last two games, McLemore has averaged 37 minutes and 16 fantasy points. He should eclipse that tonight against a lowly Lakers defense.


Wesley Johnson, LAL ($9,730)

In the last six games, Johnson is averaging 20 fantasy points per game, and prior to that he was averaging well over 20. Johnson looks to get back on track, and there is no better matchup than the Sacramento Kings. The Kings just allowed 129 points to the Houston Rockets, and have given up over 100 points per game since February 5. Get Johnson in your lineups tonight as he only needs 25 fantasy points to reach good value.


Steven Adams, OKC ($6,000)

With a smaller slate, finding a good value at center was tough, but Adams may be the best bet. At just $6K, 15 fantasy points would be good value. Expect Adams’ minutes to increase even more tonight, meaning his production should increase as well. The Thunder take on the Grizzlies tonight, and Adams is the top center on the depth chart.

Optimized Lineup

G – Ben McLemore SAC ($7,124)

G – Kent Bazemore LAL ($8,166)

G – Derek Fisher OKC ($5,117)

F – Wesley Johnson LAL ($9,730)

F – Kevin Durant OKC ($22,889)

F – Carmelo Anthony NYK ($21,937)

C – Steven Adams OKC ($6,000)

U – Joakim Noah CHI ($18,501)

Good luck tonight, and be sure to check the starting lineups before tip to be aware of any changes.

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Josh Collacchi
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