Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 9

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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.

There is a nine-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays

Guard

Derek Fisher OKC ($5,029)

The Thunder take on the lowly Lakers tonight, and Derek Fisher will be one of the many beneficiaries in OKC. Fisher is just over $5K, which means 15 fantasy points would be excellent value. He is averaging over 12 fantasy points per game in his last six, so one extra basket tonight against a porous Lakers team would put Fisher at great value. Get him into your lineups.

Forward

Serge Ibaka OKC ($14,659)

If anyone has ever had a perfect matchup, it is Serge Ibaka against the Lakers. Los Angeles is among the league’s worst in terms of rebounding, and that is what Ibaka does best. He is also averaging just a tad under 30 fantasy points per game in his last 15 days, and with a dream matchup tonight, that should increase.

Center

Joakim Noah CHI ($17,431)

Noah is arguably the best center in the NBA at the moment, and is certainly the best center in terms of fantasy value. Tonight, the Bulls take on the Heat, which may scare some daily fantasy players away. But, remember the Heat cannot contain big men, let alone Noah. In the last meeting, Noah was able to accrue 46.75 fantasy points, but the Bulls only scored 79 points. Chicago should score more than that tonight, and Noah will lead the charge.

Optimized Lineup

G – Randy Foye DEN ($10,520)

G – Terrence Ross TOR ($8,816)

G – Derek Fisher OKC ($5,029)

F – Josh Smith DET ($14,326)

F – Kenneth Faried DEN ($13,844)

F – Serge Ibaka OKC ($14,659)

C – Joakim Noah CHI ($17,431)

U – Greg Monroe DET ($15,374)

Good luck tonight, and be sure to check the starting lineups before tip to be aware of any changes.

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