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Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – March 16

Top DraftKings NBA value plays at every position for March 16.

Dwyane Wade

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

Russell Westbrook, OKC $12,600 (GPP-Only)

Stephen Curry, GSW $9,600 (GPP-Only)

Jeff Teague, ATL $6,700

Goran Dragic, MIA $6,300

Cheap Plays:

Jameer Nelson, DEN $4,000

Zach LaVine, MIN $3,300 (GPP-Only)

Shooting Guard

Dwyane Wade, MIA $7,500

Avery Bradley, BOS $5,400

J.R. Smith, CLE $5,500 (GPP-Only)

Kevin Martin, MIN $5,700

Cheap Plays:

Will Barton, DEN $3,500

Jason Richardson, PHI $3,900 (GPP-Only)

Kent Bazemore, ATL $3,400

Small Forward

Chandler Parsons, DAL $6,200

Wilson Chandler, DEN $5,300

Nicolas Batum, POR $6,700 (GPP-Only)

Cheap Plays:

Rodney Hood, UTA $4,100

Hollis Thompson, PHI $3,700 (GPP-Only)

Power Forward

Paul Millsap, ATL $7,500

Nerlens Noel, PHI $7,200

Derrick Favors, UTA $8,300 (GPP-Only)

Cheap Plays:

J.J. Hickson, DEN $3,500

Thomas Robinson, PHI $4,300 (GPP-Only)

Mitch McGary, OKC $3,800 (GPP-Only)


DeMarcus Cousins, SAC $9,800 (GPP-Only)

Enes Kanter, OKC $6,100

Tyson Chandler, DAL $5,900

Cheap Plays:

Steven Adams, OKC $3,500

Kelly Olynyk, BOS $3,800 (GPP-Only)

Pero Antic, ATL $3,000 (GPP-Only)


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

– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.

– Players resting tonight: Al Horford, Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried

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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