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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – May 9

Josh Collacchi identifies the top daily fantasy basketball value plays for today’s DraftStreet slate.

Alan Anderson
Alan Anderson

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

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Value Plays


Alan Anderson BKN ($5,130)

Anderson is one of the cheapest guards on DraftStreet for tonight’s contests, and is actually a safe play. At $5.1K, good value is anything over 12 fantasy points, with great value being at 15. In Anderson’s last seven games, he is averaging 11.71 fantasy points per contest and has reached good value or better in four of his last six contests. In the playoffs, it is hard to find cheap players who get minutes, but Anderson is one of them as he is averaging around 23 minutes per game in his last four.


Derek Fisher OKC ($3,644)

Rather than having a value at forward, today’s column boasts two picks at guard. Fisher has been underperforming so far this postseason, and this may seem like a trap play, but you have to put him in your lineup. Great value for the backup guard would be 10 fantasy points, and good value is even less than that. In Fisher’s last three games, he has reached good value twice. Now, do not expect anything more than 10 fantasy points out of Fisher, but since he is getting minutes and only costs $3.6K, he has to be considered for a low-cost option in your lineups to add flexibility.


Roy Hibbert IND ($9,818)

Hibbert was our value at center yesterday, and a big price hike was expected. Hibbert’s price rose by $2K, which is a lot. But, he is still the best value at center at under $10K. Here is the excerpt from yesterday:

“Hibbert seemed to come out of nowhere last night. Before last night’s contest, Hibbert had around 63 total fantasy points in eight playoff games. Last night Hibbert scored 28 points and netted nine rebounds for a total of 43.25 fantasy points. Now, can he reproduce that production in the next game? No one truly knows, but considering how well he played [two nights ago], [$9.8K] is a bargain for a potential 20 point and 10 rebound performance. Hibbert will need to stay out of foul trouble in order to contribute, but he seems to have figured that out after last night’s game.”

Optimized Lineup

G – Russell Westbrook OKC ($20,165)

G – Derek Fisher OKC ($3,644)

G – Alan Anderson BKN ($5,130)

F – Matt Barnes LAC ($8,692)

F – LeBron James MIA ($22,285)

F – Kevin Durant OKC ($22,270)

C – Roy Hibbert IND ($9,818)

U – Ray Allen MIA ($6,790)

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

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