Daily Fantasy Basketball: DFS Value Plays and Lineup – January 26

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Wesley Matthews

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In DraftStreet, you get $100,000 to make a team of eight players; three forwards, three guards, a center, and a utility player. The goal is to get around 250-300+ fantasy points which means we’re looking to get about 2.5-3X value on a player. In other words, if a player costs $15,000, we’d like to get at least 45 FPS out of him but we’ll settle for around 38. If we’re going to be able to spend let’s say $24,000 for Kevin Durant for some sure points, however, we’d have to find a lot of good value plays.

DraftStreet Scoring: PTS: 1 pt, REB: 1.25 pt, AST: 1.5 pt, TO: -1 pt, Missed FT: -0.5 pt, Missed FG: -0.5 pt, STL: 2 pt, BLK: 2pt

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 Value Plays:

 Guard:

Wesley Matthews vs GS ($11,552): I like Matthews because even if he doesn’t make value, at least he’s less likely than most to put up a goose egg. He’s been playing well lately, posting over 27 FPS in three straight. The last time he faced the Warriors, he shot 8-of-9, including 5-of-6 from downtown, for 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

 Forward:

Wilson Chandler vs SAC ($12,287): Sacramento has given up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing small forwards over the last two weeks while Chandler has posted at least 28 FPS in three of his last five. He should be good for a 20 point/5 assist/3-5 three-pointers night.

Center:

Andray Blatche vs BOS ($13,278): Blatche fell back to earth with just 16 FPS on Friday against Dallas but entered that game averaging 35.25 FPS over his previous three games. He’ll face a Boston team he’s done well against and is giving up the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing centers over the last two weeks.

 Optimized Lineup:

G- Isaiah Thomas vs DEN ($14,778)

G- Wesley Matthews vs GS ($11,552)

G- Rodney Stuckey vs DAL ($10,070)

F- Tim Duncan vs MIA ($15,919)

F- Wilson Chandler vs SAC ($12,287)

F- Tristan Thompson vs PHO ($11,937)

C- Andray Blatche vs BOS ($13,278)

U- Brian Roberts vs ORL ($10,040)

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Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.
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