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

Josh Collacchi looks at stat trends to find the top daily fantasy basketball value plays to build his optimized DraftStreet lineup for March 28.

Gorgui Dieng
Gorgui Dieng

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

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Value Plays


Matthew Dellavedova CLE ($7,487)

The former St. Mary’s star has been a lifesaver for fantasy basketball fans with his performances over the last two weeks. Dellavedova has dropped close to 30 fantasy points three times in his last five games. In addition, he has made 11 three-pointers in these five games which bodes well for his matchup tonight. The Cavs take on the Brooklyn Nets are the ninth-worst in the NBA at defending the three so look for Dellavedova to drain a few from long range. In addition to scoring, Dellavedova is averaging five assists and three and a half rebounds per game in his last eight, and even more in his last five. Expect him to contribute at least 12 points, five assists and four rebounds tonight which would bring him to great value at $7.5K.


Jordan Hill LAL ($12,457)

Hill has been a fantasy superstar since returning to the Lakers lineup. In the four games since his return he is averaging 18.5 points and 12 rebounds per game for a total of 33.38 fantasy points per contest. At $12.5K, 33 fantasy points is great value, but keep in mind that one of the last four games Hill had an “off” day. In the other three games Hill has accrued 30.5, 41.7, and 47 fantasy points. For a guy with a salary in the $12,000’s, that is incredible. He looks to be the guy in the paint for the Lakers for the time being, and expect him to keep up the production. Tonight the Lakers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves who are 25th in the NBA in shooting percentage. Expect another monster double-double from Hill.


Gorgui Dieng MIN ($14,259)

Everyone knew this was coming, right? The hottest center in the NBA faces the worst rebounding team we have seen in a long time. If there ever was an optimal matchup, tonight is the night for Gorgui Dieng against the Los Angeles Lakers. Dieng has 84 rebounds in his last six games, along with 66 points. Just those two alone bring him an average of 11 points and around 14 rebounds per game. At that average, Dieng is at around 30 fantasy points per game. Not to mention the blocks he can tally each game. Should Dieng reach his average for the last six games, it would once again be incredible value. But, there is reason to believe he will shatter the box score tonight against the Lakers. Los Angeles takes 84 shots per game, and makes 45 percent of them. That leaves around 43 shots that are up for defensive rebounds. Considering the Lakers only come up with an offensive rebound 20.5 percent of the time, that leaves around 35 shots to be rebounded by the Wolves. This is only on the defensive side of the floor. The Lakers allow a horrid 29.3 percent of opponents shots to result in an offensive rebound. The market is trending up for Dieng, and he could not have a better chance to succeed than tonight.

Optimized Lineup

G – Dion Waiters CLE ($13,156)

G – Matthew Dellavedova CLE ($7,487)

G – Tony Parker SA ($12,044)

F – Corey Brewer MIN ($8,048)

F – Jordan Hill LAL ($12,457)

F – Kevin Love MIN ($21,379)

C – Gorgui Dieng MIN ($14,259)

U – Enes Kanter UTA ($10,375)

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

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