Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 19

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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 10-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible. Wednesday’s are the bed days to play daily fantasy basketball, be sure to enter the big contests tonight!

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Value Plays

Guard

JJ Barea MIN ($6,970)

Barea has been a go-to for those fantasy players who need cheap guards and tonight is no exception. At under $7K, great value for Barea is anything north of 18 fantasy points. In his last six games he is averaging just under 14, so he will need a boost tonight to reach value. Luckily for him, the Wolves play against the Dallas Mavericks tonight who allow an average of 102 points per game and rank among the league’s worst in terms of field goal percentage against. For such a cheap price, Barea should be owned by a lot of people, so don’t miss the boat.

Forward

Gerald Green PHO ($9,230)

The Suns and the Magic play against each other tonight, and those two teams are amongst the top teams in the NBA in terms of shots per game, and shots per game allowed. Gerald Green is a specialist from long range, and tonight’s matchup is perfect for him. The Magic are the third-worst in the NBA in terms of defending the three point shot (over 37 percent), which could lead to a few threes from Green. At just over $9.2K, Green needs just 25 fantasy points for great value. Considering he is averaging 23 in his last eight games and pairing that with the Magic’s defense, Green is a good bet for tonight.

Center

Kyle O’Quinn ORL ($9,719)

O’Quinn continues to be one of the better values, and more consistent players in fantasy basketball each and every night. Not often are there players who can play 20 minutes a night, yet still contribute 20 fantasy points a night. Tonight the Magic take on the Phoenix Suns, who have scored under 100 points just four times in the last fifteen games. But, they also have allowed an average of well over 100 points a game in the same span. The Suns are a fast-paced team that take a lot of shots (84 field goals a game) and have taken the fifth-most three pointers in the NBA. This is a rebounder’s dream, and O’Quinn could see double-digit boards tonight.

Optimized Lineup

G – Victor Oladipo ORL ($10,820)

G – JJ Barea MIN ($6,970)

G – Randy Foye DEN ($17,648)

F – Gerald Green PHO ($9,230)

F – Greg Monroe DET ($15,904)

F – Kenneth Faried DEN ($15,634)

C – Kyle O’Quinn ORL ($9,719)

U – Kevin Love MIN ($22,225)

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