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Victiv Daily Fantasy Basketball: Values and Lineup – December 17

Top Victiv NBA value plays and optimized lineup for December 17.

Udonis Haslem

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 that 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:

Value Plays

Guard

No cheap values at guard tonight, be prepared to spend.

Forward

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat $2,300

Haslem remains one of the few vastly underpriced players at just $2,300, but do not expect a huge game on any given night. Haslem has averaged nine points and 10 rebounds per 36 minutes this season, but only played 25 minutes despite a short bench for the Heat in the last game. But at his price, just 10 fantasy points is reaching value, so there is upside to taking him with hope to land a top-tier option. Tonight, the Heat face the Jazz, who are 10th in defending opposing power forwards, but rank in the bottom third in most defensive categories. If Haslem can score a few buckets and grab four rebounds, he will reach value for your team, making him a punt option at forward tonight.

Center

Joel Freeland, Portland Trail Blazers $3,200

With Robin Lopez out, the primary beneficiary is thought to be Chris Kaman, but the Blazers haven’t been comfortable with putting Kaman on the floor for big minutes this season, regardless of situation. The most minutes Kaman has played in a game this season was 25, as he has averaged 18.6 minutes per game. Kaman’s minutes have been strict, as he has played 24 games with no less than 17 minutes, but no more than 22. Barring a change in the Blazers’ plans for Kaman, Freeland should see 20 minutes or so, making him a value at $3,200 on Victiv. Freeland is averaging 10 points and 11.5 rebounds per 36 minutes this season, and faces the Bucks tonight, who are 22nd against opposing centers in Victiv’s scoring system. In addition, there is an outside chance that Kaman misses tonight’s game, with a newborn on the way. Keep tabs on the situation leading up to lineup lock.

Lineup

GMonta Ellis $8,500

GManu Ginobili $6,100

FDirk Nowitzki $7,100

FKenneth Faried $5,200

FUdonis Haslem $2,300

CJoel Freeland $3,200

FLEXDwyane Wade $8,600

FLEXPaul Millsap $8,800

SUBChris Kaman

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