Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 15

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Milwaukee Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) hangs on the rim after dunking against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Benny Sieu-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.

There is a six-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible due to the early games.

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Value Plays

Guard

Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL ($6,625)

“Alphabet” as some NBA fans will call him has averaged just under 14 fantasy points per game in his last three. Should the Greek product reach that today, it will be good value as he is just at $6.6K. The Bucks take on the New York Knicks who are not a team that can shut down anyone. Expect Antetokounmpo to post at least his normal five points, rebounds and assists, but if he sees more minutes, he could post up to 20 fantasy points.

Forward

Iman Shumpert NYK ($7,242)

Shumpert has been one of the better values as of late in daily fantasy basketball. He is averaging just under 17 fantasy points per game in his last four, which would be good value tonight against the Bucks. Since Milwaukee is among the league’s worst in a few defensive categories, the former Georgia Tech star could be due for a big game.

Center

Joakim Noah CHI ($18,445)

Noah has been unstoppable of late, and some are talking him up as the defensive player of the year. Noah has been the best fantasy center for quite some time, and nothing is stopping him today. The Bulls take on the Sacramento Kings, who are among the worst teams in the NBA. Noah has averaged 36 fantasy points in his last eight games, and is almost a sure bet to exceed that against the Kings. Noah has 40 assists in his last five game, and that is just an added bonus to what seems like a sure double-double each and every night. Noah just racks up fantasy points, be sure to get him on your team today.

Optimized Lineup

G – Courtney Lee MEM ($7,936)

G – Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL ($6,625)

G – Ty Lawson DEN ($17,612)

F – Kenneth Faried DEN ($13,481)

F – Carmelo Anthony NYK ($19,785)

F – Iman Shumpert NYK ($7,242)

C – Joakim Noah CHI ($18,445)

U – Elton Brand ATL ($8,391)

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