Victiv Daily Fantasy Basketball: Values and Lineup – December 19

Thomas Robinson

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


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


Mike Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers $2,800

Miller is starting for the Cavaliers tonight after his return from injury. It’s not known how many minutes he will play, but for only $2,800 against the cap, if Miller can knock down a few threes against Brooklyn, who is 18th in the NBA in defending the three, he will reach value of around 14 fantasy points. Miller is starting for Shawn Marion, who played between 20 and 25 minutes as a starter, so that can be expected.

Thomas Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers $2,700

Robinson’s massive game the other night set the daily fantasy community into a frenzy, and his double-double raised his price across many sites. Victiv still has him priced at $2,700, which seems like a trap with a tough matchup against the Spurs. But, someone has to grab rebounds for the Trail Blazers with Robin Lopez out, and Robinson grabbed 16 of the team’s 52 rebounds two nights ago, leading the team. Robinson could reach value solely on rebounds, but he took eight shots from the field the other night as well, so get him into your lineups as a punt option.


Chris Andersen, Miami Heat $3,900

Andersen is the cheapest starting center tonight, but is still a tad overpriced at $3,900. If you have to punt center to get Westbrook, Butler, and some other top players, he is the go-to guy after reaching value in his last two games. The Heat face the Wizards tonight, who have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing centers on Victiv, so he doesn’t have a great matchup. But, like Robinson, he could reach his value on rebounds alone as the main rebounder on the floor.


GRussell Westbrook $12,200

GJimmy Butler $8,100

FMike Miller $2,800

FThomas Robinson $2,700

FJames Johnson $3,800

CChris Andersen $3,900

FLEXDwyane Wade $9,300

FLEXBradley Beal $7,200

SUBAaron Brooks

*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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