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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 30

Josh Collacchi identifies the top daily fantasy basketball value plays to give you added flexibility when building your DraftStreet lineup.

Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala

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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.

Welcome to NBA Daily Fantasy in the playoffs. The way it works is a two-day slate, giving each player in the postseason an opportunity to play one game. For example, if the Spurs play on day X, and the Heat on day Y, both days are included in one salary game. So it is a six-game slate. Set your lineups as soon as possible.

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Value Plays


Troy Daniels HOU ($6,125)

Amazingly, Daniels’ price did not rise since last night. Usually after a good game or two (in Daniels’ case), a player’s price will rise. That makes him just as valuable tonight. Here is last night’s excerpt:

We all remember Daniels from Virginia Commonwealth’s run in the NCAA tournament, but the youngster has actually been very impressive of late for the Rockets. In his last two games, Daniels has 33 fantasy points for an average of 16.5 per contest. Daniels has played 20 and 21 minutes in the last two games, and it looks as if he will get that again in the next game. Considering he is one of the cheapest guards with playing time at $6.1K, taking a chance on him to score 15 fantasy points is a low-risk play. Daniels is 8-of-13 from the floor and has scored 26 points in 41 minutes in the last two games. Get the low-priced guard into your lineup to add cap flexibility to your team.


Andre Iguodala GS ($10,998)

Iguodala is known as “Iggy”, and he has been on fire as of late. In his last two games, the former Arizona Wildcat has 76.5 fantasy points, good for an average of 38.23. For his price of just under $11K, that is more than outstanding value. If Iguodala’s price does not rise for tomorrow, he’ll be an instant pick once again in tomorrow’s lineups. But since his price is still very low, get him for great value tonight for the Warriors’ next game. In his last two games, Iggy has 40 points, 12 rebounds, and 17 assists. That variation of production is essential to having a low floor in terms of fantasy points, so get him into you lineups. It is not often that a player who could score 30 fantasy points or more can bring you cap flexibility.


Tiago Splitter SA ($10,068)

Splitter was our value for last night’s contest at center, and is still the best value on the board despite a $1K price hike. Here is last night’s excerpt:

Splitter is the only cheap center worth taking a shot on in tonight’s contest, but his price tag does not assume much risk. So far this postseason, Splitter is averaging just under 10 points per game and over 10 rebounds per game. In addition, Splitter’s last two games have produced 62.25 fantasy points for an average of 31.6. Considering his price is just [$10K], 30 fantasy points is incredible value. Now, Splitter had one “bad” game of 13.25 fantasy points, but aside from that he has reached good to great value in each game. Get Splitter into your lineups as your center for under $10K.

Optimized Lineup

G – Mike Miller MEM ($5,158)

G – Damian Lillard POR ($15,927)

G – Troy Daniels HOU ($6,125)

F – Andre Iguodala GS ($10,998)

F – LaMarcus Aldridge POR ($22,960)

F – Paul George IND ($19,174)

C – Tiago Splitter SA ($10,068)

U – Kyle Korver ATL ($9,308)

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

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