Daily Fantasy Basketball is in full swing, which means each day XN Sports will have a column detailing advised plays and lineups for the remainder of the NBA season. For those familiar with DraftKings, their daily fantasy basketball is formatted differently this season. There is no multi-position eligibility, which makes it a bit harder to set your lineup.
For those unfamiliar with DraftKings, you are given $50,000 in cap space to select a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, a guard, a forward, and a utility player. There are no points deducted for missed shots, which changes the strategy from other sites. To read the full scoring, click here. Keep in mind that a double-double awards a bonus, which can be the difference between cashing in and winning nothing.
Generally, the goal for value is at five times a player’s salary, plus five points. That brings a lineup to 290 fantasy points, which will cash each day.
Give DraftKings a shot, as there will be a few freeroll opportunities each night in Daily Fantasy Basketball. Click here to play.
– First place wins $10,000
– Only $3 to enter (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 7,850 finishing positions are paid.
– Starts tonight at 7:00 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots. 8 players
– Roster Format: 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F, 1 Utility
Remember, when you sign-up on DraftKings, use the promo code: XN.
Each position will have a few guys that we like for each night, ranked from top to bottom in terms of value. To find these players, tools like usage rate, defense vs. position, injuries, minutes, and more are used.
(GPP-only play) – Means that these players are risk/reward. Play them only in tournaments, not cash games.Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of this column, as it details things you do not want to miss.
There is a lot of news that will affect lineups tonight, stay informed before tip. To stay informed, use this for up to date injury news.
Chris Paul, LAC $10,600
John Wall, WAS $8,500
Jeff Teague, ATL $6,600 (GPP-Only)
Isaiah Thomas, BOS $6,300
Shaun Livingston, GSW $3,600 (GPP-Only)
Ray McCallum, SAC $3,900
Alexey Shved, NYK $3,400 (GPP-Only)
Kevin Martin, MIN $6,000
Khris Middleton, MIL $6,000
J.J. Redick, LAC $5,100
Gary Neal, MIN $3,900
Andrew Wiggins, MIN $6,800
Danilo Gallinari, DEN $6,000 (GPP-Only)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, CHA $6,000
Harrison Barnes, GSW $4,200
Michael Beasley, MIA $3,700 (GPP-Only)
Paul Millsap, ATL $8,000
Kenneth Faried, DEN $6,500
Draymond Green, GSW $7,200
Andrea Bargnani, NYK $5,600 (GPP-Only)
Brandon Bass, BOS $4,900
No cheap options at power forward tonight.
DeAndre Jordan, LAC $8,800
Marc Gasol, MEM $7,400
Hassan Whiteside, MIA $8,700 (GPP-Only)
Spencer Hawes, LAC $3,700 (GPP-Only)
– Do not forget to play the $3 contest, which can be found here.
– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.
– Despite a large slate, tonight’s selections are very limited in terms of value. Be sure to keep a balanced lineup if you can.
If you have any questions or concerns leading to tip, let me know on Twitter @JoshCollacchi.
*Keep an eye on the inactives, as things in the NBA change at the last second. Good luck tonight.