Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – March 25

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 pointguard, 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:
-$80,000 prize pool.
– First place wins $5,000
– Only $3 to enter (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 6,155 finishing positions are paid.​
– Starts tonight at 7:00 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 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 $13,200

Damian Lillard, POR $7,600

Kemba Walker, CHA $7,200

George Hill, IND $7,100

Evan Turner, BOS $5,900

Jordan Clarkson, LAL $5,100

Zach LaVine, MIN $5,100

Cheap Plays:

Greivis Vasquez, TOR $4,300

Lorenzo Brown, MIN $3,100

Shooting Guard

James Harden, HOU $11,500

Eric Bledsoe, PHX $8,200

Victor Oladipo, ORL $8,000

J.J. Redick, LAC $6,500

Randy Foye, DEN $4,800

Cheap Plays:

Elijah Millsap, UTA $3,200

Small Forward

Kawhi Leonard, SAS $8,100

Rudy Gay, SAC $7,700

Andrew Wiggins, MIN $6,300

DeMarre Carroll, ATL $5,800

P.J. Tucker, PHX $5,600

Cheap Plays:

Chase Budinger, MIN $4,100

Power Forward

Anthony Davis, NOP $11,400

Nerlens Noel, PHI $7,800

Kenneth Faried, DEN $7,400

Markieff Morris, PHX $6,400

Marcus Morris, PHX $5,500

Cheap Plays:

Thomas Robinson, PHI $4,000

Robert Covington, PHI $4,500 (if he starts)


DeMarcus Cousins, SAC $9,600

Enes Kanter, OKC $7,200

Gorgui Dieng, MIN $6,400

Steven Adams, OKC $5,900

Cheap Plays:

Chris Andersen, MIA $3,000

Kelly Olynyk, BOS $4,100


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

– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.

– Players possibly out tonight: Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio, Alexey Shved, Kevin Martin, Gordon Hayward.

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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