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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 5

Josh Collacchi breaks down his top daily fantasy basketball value plays and optimized DraftStreet lineup for March 5.

Gary Neal
Gary Neal

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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 10-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays


Gary Neal CHA ($5,405)

With Gerald Henderson out, Gary Neal becomes the starter for the Charlotte Bobcats. Not often will a guard play starter minutes at a cap hit of $5.4K. Get Neal into your lineups for the rest of the week and reap the benefits. At just $5.4K, good value is anything over 12 fantasy points. Neal can be expected to get at least that, and could be in line for even better than good value.The Bobcats take on the Indiana Pacers tonight.


Reggie Evans SAC ($6,081)

In his last five games, Reggie Evans is averaging over 20 fantasy points per contest, which is well over three times value. As you all know, three times value is incredible and until Evans’ price rises, it may be a good thing to stay with him. Tonight the Kings take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who rank among the league’s worst in terms of rebounding. Evans could see double-digit rebounds, which will take him to good value without any points, blocks, or assists. Evans’ floor is reason enough to select him, and at $6K he will be one of the most-owned forwards on DraftStreet.


Enes Kanter UTAH ($9,723)

Kanter put his talent on display the other night in Milwaukee with a whopping 43.5 fantasy points on 27 points and 14 rebounds. Tonight that production will be harder to come by against the Washington Wizards, but at under $10K, Kanter will just need about 24 fantasy points to reach good value. Since he seems to be the go-to big man in Utah, that is a good value for tonight seeing as there is a lack of tremendous value at the center position. Expect a double-double from Kanter tonight and hopefully he turns the corner in his career and becomes the star we know he can be.

Optimized Lineup

G – Gary Neal CHA ($5,405)

G – Will Bynum DET ($8,890)

G – Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL ($7,877)

F – Reggie Evans SAC ($6,081)

F – Kevin Love MIN ($22,505)

F – Carmelo Anthony NYK ($19,789)

C – Enes Kanter UTAH ($9,723)

U – DeMarcus Cousins SAC ($19,152)

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

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