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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – March 10

Josh Collacchi lists the best daily fantasy basketball picks and value plays for use on DraftKings.

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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.

Tonight’s featured contest:
-$100,000 prize pool.
– 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.

Point Guard

Reggie Jackson, DET $7,000

George Hill, IND $6,400

Tony Parker, SAS $5,500 (GPP-Only)

Jordan Clarkson, LAL $5,000 (GPP-Only)

Cheap Plays:

Norris Cole, NOP $3,300

Alexey Shved, NYK $3,400 (GPP-Only)

Shooting Guard

Eric Gordon, NOP $5,300

Rodney Stuckey, IND $5,800

Wayne Ellington, LAL $4,700 (GPP-Only)

Cheap Plays:

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, DET $4,100 (GPP-Only)

Willie Green, ORL $3,000 (GPP-Only)

Small Forward

LeBron James, CLE $10,500

Kawhi Leonard, SAS $7,700

Gordon Hayward, UTA $7,500 (GPP-Only)

Chandler Parsons, DAL $5,500

Cheap Plays:

Wesley Johnson, LAL $4,300 (GPP-Only)

Terrence Ross, TOR $4,000 (GPP-Only)

Solomon Hill, IND $3,300 (GPP-Only)

Power Forward

Anthony Davis, NOP $10,700

David West, IND $5,600

Derrick Favors, UTA $7,400

Cheap Plays:

Trevor Booker, UTA $3,200 (GPP-Only)

Center

Andre Drummond, DET $7,900 (GPP-Only)

Rudy Gobert, UTA $7,500

Brook Lopez, BKN $6,100

Cheap Plays:

Ian Mahinmi, IND $3,500 (if he starts)

Notes

– Do not forget to play the $3 contest, which can be found here.

– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.

– With a small 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.

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