Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 3

Caron Butler
Caron Butler
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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 just a two-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays


Derek Fisher OKC ($5,161)

Fisher has been a savior for many daily fantasy players this season as he has proven to be one of the better punt options at the guard position. How often do you make a lineup and only end up with $5K and need to find value? Fisher has done that on more than a few occasions for those in the daily fantasy community. Fisher has reached value of at least two times his salary in four of his last six games including three games with 2.5 times his salary. Tonight the Thunder take on the Spurs in one of the two games in a minuscule slate, so get him on your rosters to give you massive cap flexibility.


Caron Butler OKC ($8,602)

Butler may be one of the safer options in one of the smallest slates of the season tonight at $8.6K. In five of his last six games he has accumulated over 17 fantasy points, which is a good value of two times his salary. In addition, Butler has played less than 26 minutes just three times in the month of March, making him a safe bet to see at least 25 minutes against the Spurs tonight. On day’s with a normal slate Butler would be a good value, but since tonight only has two games being played, that puts Butler at the top of most fantasy player’s wish lists.


Steven Adams OKC ($6,609)

With just four teams playing tonight, and one of them being the Mavericks (who have two centers that are unpredictable) that leaves us to select from three players. DeAndre Jordan, Tiago Splitter and Steven Adams. Since Jordan is playing in the second leg of a back-to-back and only had 19 fantasy points last night, he is not worth the risk of over $16K. Tiago Splitter could be a scratch tonight because Popovich likes to rest some of his players on the back end of a back-to-back. That leaves the center for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adams’ price is only at $6.6K, meaning great value from him would be anything over 18 fantasy points. Adams reached 20 fantasy points in his last game, and could see an increase in minutes tonight as the Thunder take on the Spurs, who could be resting their starters.

Optimized Lineup

G – Derek Fisher OKC ($5,161)

G – Chris Paul LAC ($21,249)

G – Darren Collison LAC ($10,565)

F – Blake Griffin LAC ($19,804)

F – Caron Butler OKC ($8,602)

F – Dirk Nowitzki DAL ($17,069)

C – Steven Adams OKC ($6,609)

U – Vince Carter DAL ($10,154)

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
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