Victiv Daily Fantasy Basketball: Value Plays and Lineup – November 26

Nick Young

XN Sports is introducing a new daily fantasy site called Victiv, which has one of the best features in all of daily fantasy, in addition to a sleek design, and a few ways to play daily fantasy basketball.

Victiv has what is called a substitution position, which you can learn more about on the site. Essentially, it’s one extra position for under $5,000 (does not affect your salary cap) where you can select a bench player. This player will come in handy, as it replaces anyone in your lineup who scores less than the substitute. Think of it as a free mulligan, and an option to take a risk on a player.

For example, if you like a specific player one night but he is a game-time decision, put him into your lineups. The substitute can be his backup, or another player that you think could have an excellent night, and if your player does not play, no worries. In addition, this adds another level of strategy. On Victiv, the minimum price for a player is a lot lower than on other sites. You can afford to take risks with these cheap players, because if this player does not have an excellent game, your substitute can pick up the slack. Be sure to take advantage of this, and try Victiv today.

After you have signed up, be sure to take on Victron. This is Victiv’s computer, and if you beat it, you can win cash prizes. This is yet another way to play daily fantasy basketball.

On Victiv, you are given $50,000 in cap space to play a lineup composed of two guards, three forwards, a center, and two flex positions. As aforementioned, the substitute does not count against your cap. The scoring is as follows (taken directly from Victiv’s website:

– Point +1

– Rebound +1.25

– Assist +1.25

– Steal +2

– Block +2

– Turnover -0.5

How can we beat Victron, other players and win real money? First, sign up for Victiv here.

Second, take a look at XN Sports’ suggested plays and lineup for Victiv for tonight’s slate:


Nick Young, Los Angeles Lakers (Sub)

As aforementioned, Victiv has an excellent option where a sub can be used. This takes some additional strategy, so that is why Nick Young is a play tonight. Using him as your sub option is a boom or bust pick, but if he doesn’t perform well, you do not lose anything. Young is notorious for having games where he excels, then a few games where he doesn’t. In his first two games back, he scored 33 points in 56 minutes, but has scored 12 in 47 minutes since then. Tonight, he faces the Grizzlies, which is not a good matchup. But, Memphis has allowed 102, 110 and 100 points in three games in the last two weeks, so they have had “lapses” in defense. If Young can find his shot, he will not stop shooting and that is a great option to have as a boom or bust pick as your sub on Victiv.


Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks $5,400

Stoudemire is an interesting name tonight, because he should be a high-volume play with Carmelo Anthony out, but isn’t likely to be owned by everyone. There are a few reasons why you should roster him, however. According to NBAwowy, Stoudemire has a 30.5 usage rate with Carmelo not on the floor, which leads all Knicks. In addition, he has taken 51 shots in 102 minutes on the floor without Anthony this season, which is an absurd pace. Stoudemire figures to see a boost in minutes tonight, and is an excellent play at his price of $5,400 on Victiv.


Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks $4,300

Sanders was close to being an afterthought with the play of Zaza Pachulia of late in Milwaukee. But, Sanders played 26 minutes last night and registered 12 points, nine rebounds and a block. The only thing preventing him from playing more minutes was his five fouls, which he has had an issue with all season. If he is able to stay out of foul trouble, he is a good candidate for a double-double against the Timberwolves, who are in the bottom half in rebound percentage this season.


GJ.R. Smith $5,100

GStephen Curry $9,900

FOmri Casspi $2,900

FAmar’e Stoudemire $5,400

FTarik Black $3,300

C – Larry Sanders $4,30-

FLEXKyrie Irving $8,900

FLEXMarc Gasol $9,900

SUB – Nick Young

*Keep an eye on injuries for the slate tonight, a lot can happen in a short amount of time.
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Josh Collacchi
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