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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 10

Josh Collacchi offers up his optimal daily fantasy basketball lineup.

Vince Carter
Vince Carter

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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. There is only one week left in the regular season, so get your bankroll as high as you can before the playoffs!

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Value Plays


Danny Green SA ($7,288)

At a price of $7.2K, Green would reach good value at anything higher than 15 fantasy points with great value being at 20 fantasy points. Green has reached double-digits in seven straight games which is a safe floor for a cheap player in such a small slate. Green’s last seven games, he has produced an average of around 17 points per contest, making him a solid play for tonight where he should eclipses that average. The Spurs take on the Dallas Mavericks tonight who are just coming off a horrid stretch of eight straight games of allowing over 100 points. In addition, Green is a three-point specialist and the Mavericks are giving up 8.2 three pointers per game. Expect Green to reach at least double his salary with upside of great value at three times his salary. With such a short slate, he is one of the better values available.


Vince Carter DAL ($8,470)

This is not a flashback, Vinsanity deserves to be in your daily fantasy lineups tonight. Carter is priced at a low $8.4K, meaning great value can be reached at 20 fantasy points. Considering Carter has reached 20 fantasy points in eight of his last thirteen games, he is on pace to hit that number again. The 37-year old is averaging 17 fantasy points per game in the last two weeks, but one game was an anomaly where he scored just 0.75 points against the Lakers in just 16 minutes. Carter will not be a high-flier anymore, but he can provide you with safe production for less than $8.5K. On a short slate, that is all you can ask for. Despite the Spurs playing good team defense, they have allowed 106 and 110 points in two of their last three games. The Mavericks are scoring just under 105 points per game and Carter is a big reason why, expect another solid outing from the former North Carolina star.


Andrew Bogut GS ($12,585)

Bogut is finally back from injury, as he missed the last four games, and the better part of a fifth. Last game he played in only 23 minutes, but likely because he was trying to get back in game shape. The former Utah big man has averaged 7.5 points and ten rebounds this season to go along with just under two blocks and a steal per game. Should he reach his yearly average tonight, he will give you great value at just $12.5K. Expect a double-double against the Denver Nuggets who have been putrid of late allowing well over 100 points per game in the last three weeks.

Optimized Lineup

G – Aaron Brooks DEN ($12,830)

G – Randy Foye DEN ($10,565)

G – Stephen Curry GS ($18,884)

F – Kenneth Faried DEN ($15,928)

F – Kawhi Leonard SA ($13,450)

F – Vince Carter DAL ($8,470)

C – Andrew Bogut GS ($12,585)

U – Danny Green SA ($7,288)

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

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