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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 29

Josh Collacchi breaks down his top daily fantasy basketball value plays and optimized DraftStreet lineup for March 29.

Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin

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

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Value Plays


Jeremy Lin HOU ($11,262)

Does everyone remember how good Jeremy Lin was (in fantasy terms) when he first started? He will be playing those kind of minutes again with the injury to Patrick Beverley. Lin has been playing less than 30 minutes per game, and has been averaging around 22 fantasy points per game. Projecting that to 36 minutes per game, he could easily put up 25-30 fantasy points each night as the starting point guard for the Rockets. Houston takes on the Clippers tonight who rank among the highest in the NBA as far as pace goes. Get Lin into your lineup tonight with a short slate of games.


Greg Monroe DET ($14,403)

Monroe has reached good value of late, but not great value. That has caused his price to lower to $14.4K. The lowering of his price could not have come at a better time considering the Pistons take on the Sixers tonight. In the midst of their historic 26-game losing streak, the Sixers have allowed opponents’ big men to dominate under the basket. A double-double can be expected, if not more. Monroe and Drummond should dominate tonight, but seeing as Monroe is the cheaper option, he is the best bet.


Chris Bosh MIA ($12,469)

At $12.4K, Bosh can reach great value with 30 fantasy points. In addition, a short slate limits the amount of valuable centers, so the former Yellowjacket receives a boost in value. The Miami Heat take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, who are in the bottom five in terms of rebounding. Bosh can be expected to achieve a double-double tonight, which would bring him to good value of two times his salary. But, what separates Bosh from the rest of the centers tonight is his ability to score. The only two centers who average more points per game than Bosh are Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins. Both of whom cost a lot more. Bosh is averaging 16.43 points per game this season and has taken 10 or more shots in thirteen straight games. He could realistically score 20 points to pair with double digit rebounds, leading him to great value against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Optimized Lineup

G – Jamal Crawford LAC ($10,441)

G – Darren Collison LAC ($9,232)

G – Jeremy Lin HOU ($11,262)

F – Greg Monroe DET ($14,403)

F – John Henson MIL ($10,021)

F – LeBron James MIA ($22,046)

C – Chris Bosh MIA ($12,469)

U – Tiago Splitter SA ($10,006)

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

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