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Victiv Daily Fantasy Basketball: Values and Lineup – January 17

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

Blake Griffin

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 lotlower 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:

Tonight’s slate is full with game-time decisions, so stay aware before tip-off.

Value Plays

Guard

Beno Udrih $4,000

Udrih becomes a value if Mike Conley (unlikely to play) is out tonight. Udrih is one of the only guards at his price worth playing, and on Victiv it is rare to find a cheap value at guard. His usage rate without Conley on the floor is more than enough, combined with his minutes, for him to reach value tonight against the Trail Blazers.

Brian Roberts $3,500

Roberts, like Udrih, is one of the rare values at guard on Victiv. With Kemba Walker out, he will start at point guard for the Hornets. In starts in his career, Roberts is averaging 12 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. Considering he will go against C.J. Watson, who struggles to defend anyone, that line could see an increase. Roberts is the top value at guard tonight, and possibly the best value on Victiv. Get him into your lineup.

Forward

Jeff Green $4,300

Green has started to fit in nicely with the Grizzlies, as his first two games have resulted in 31 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in 58 minutes of work. Tonight, he will face the Trail Blazers and if he does not start, he will likely play over 3o minutes off the bench again, as he did in his last game against the Magic. Green is underpriced at $4,300, which will surely rise when the pricing algorithms realize his new role with Memphis.

Center

No value plays at center tonight. Be prepared to spend.

Lineup

GBeno Udrih $4,000

GBrian Roberts $3,500

FBlake Griffin $9,300

FTaj Gibson $5,100

FJeff Green $4,300

CDwight Howard $7,400

FLEXJimmy Butler $8,100

FLEXMarc Gasol $8,300

SUBKentavious Caldwell-Pope

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