Daily Fantasy Basketball: DFS Value Plays and Lineup – February 5

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Boston Celtics point guard Jerryd Bayless-USA TODAY Sports

On DraftStreet, there is a $100,000 cap, which is used for eight players; three forwards, three guards, a center, and a utility player. In terms of value, should a player cost $15,000, incredible value would be 45 fantasy points. Unlike other daily sites, playing for five times value is not the goal here, as it is nearly impossible to find on a consistent basis. As a $100K salary cap would yield about 225-255 fantasy points for a good night, the best value is normally 2.25 or higher. Anything above 2.25 is a great value.

If you have not played over at DraftStreet, be sure to check the scoring system first, as it varies from other sites. Head over to make your deposit and start playing tonight!

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.

Tonight in the NBA, there is a massive 12-game slate tonight. Get your lineups in as soon as possible. Tonight will be a fun one.

Create Your Own Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup at DraftStreet

Value Plays

Guard

Jerryd Bayless, BOS ($6,205)

Bayless faces off against the Philadelphis 76ers tonight, which is good enough to validate starting him in itself. But in addition to that, Bayless has averaged 26 minutes in his last three games, and is averaging 15 fantasy points per game in those last three. If Bayless gets 15 fantasy points tonight (which he could easily surpass) he will be at good value. The potential for great value is there tonight, as Bayless could easily get 17 or more fantasy points in a great matchup.

Forward

Jeff Green, BOS ($9,261)

Green has been struggling with his shot lately, and that hurts value on DraftStreet with subtractions on missed field goals. But when tonight he faces off against the Sixers. Green continues to play big minutes, and having the last two days off will clear his head and hopefully get his shot back on track. At just $9.2K, he can afford to miss some shots as he is still a good rebounder. If Green finds his stroke, he can get 25 or more fantasy points, which is great value and hard to pass up at his price.

Center

Robert Sacre, LAL ($4,932)

With Pau Gasol out, Mike D’Antoni seems to want to start Robert Sacre. Last night he amassed 31 minutes, and 23 fantasy points. At under $5K, all he needs is 12.5 fantasy points to reach good value. At his price and projected minutes, there might not be a better value play tonight. Keep an eye on the Lakers starting lineup before tip.

Optimized Lineup

G – Jerryd Bayless BOS ($6,205)

G – John Wall WSH ($17,411)

G – DeMar DeRozan ($14,745)

F – Jeff Green BOS ($9,261)

F – Jared Sullinger BOS ($11,512)

F – Serge Ibaka OKC ($15,762)

C – Robert Sacre LAL ($4,932)

U – Carmelo Anthony NYK ($18,707)

Be sure to head to DraftStreet for all your daily fantasy needs, and good luck tonight.

Do not forget to check the starting lineups before the games start in case one of your players are inactive.

In addition to writing here at XNSports, my fantasy content can be seen at Pro Football Focus Fantasy, eDraft, and Project Roto. Member of the FSWA and the FWAA and can be reached on Twitter @JoshCollacchi
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glenn
glenn

WHY DO YOU SENT DRAFTSTREET NBA PLAYER PICKS A DAY LATE. WHY.WHY?

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