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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays And Lineup – May 3

Josh Collacchi offers up his optimal daily fantasy basketball lineup for DraftStreet.

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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 five-game slate. Set your lineups as soon as possible.

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Value Plays


Danny Green SA ($5,740)

Tonight’s lineup features a little bit of everything. Stars, scrubs, and some solid values in between. The first value is at guard in Danny Green. Green started out slow in the postseason, but has made his last nine shots in a row. Nine! This is literally going with the hot hand, and at $5.7K, you almost cannot afford not to select Green into your lineup. In his last two games, Green has 41.5 fantasy points for an average of 20.75 per contest. For less than six grand against your cap, that value is almost a must. Now, the worry is that Green will not play much, but he has seen 60 minutes in his last three games, so put that worry to rest and start Danny Green.


DeJuan Blair DAL ($5,565)

It seems that Blair has alternated production so far this series, and in a way, he has. In games 1,3, and 5 he has combined for zero fantasy points, while in games 2, 4, and 6, he has combined for 81 fantasy points. In game five he was suspended, so that eliminates the trend, but anyone interested in numbers will be scared away. Don’t be, get Blair into your lineup because he is simply too valuable to the Mavericks. In his last two games played, Blair has 22 points and 25 rebounds. That kind of production needs to be on the floor, and at $5.5K, he needs to be in your lineup as well.


Tiago Splitter SA ($11,967)

Splitter has been a safe haven for fantasy players so far this postseason, as he is amongst the cheaper centers who get playing time, but continues to produce game in and game out. So far through six games, Splitter has averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and just under three assists per game. He is averaging 28.21 fantasy points per game and has not gone below 26.5 fantasy points in his last four games. At just under $12K, you want to see 30 fantasy points from Splitter for great value. He has scored 34 fantasy points or more in three of his last four games, so start Splitter with a high floor and reap the benefits when others are starting centers for $3K to $5K more, and similar production.

Optimized Lineup

G – Stephen Curry GS ($18,157)

G – Chris Paul LAC ($18,124)

G – Danny Green SA ($5,740)

F – Draymond Green GS ($11,750)

F – DeJuan Blair DAL ($5,565)

F – Marreese Speights GS ($6,905)

C – Tiago Splitter SA ($11,967)

U – Kevin Durant OKC ($21,583)

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

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