Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 20

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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 four-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays

Guard

Klay Thompson GS ($11,411)

Thompson and the Warriors face off against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, and some will be afraid of his minutes being decreased due to a possible blowout. Thompson has averaged well over 30 minutes per game in his last five, including a blowout win against the Magic, where he played 33 minutes. In addition, the Bucks are allowing opponents to shoot 46 percent from the field, and with the Warriors taking 85 shots per game, expect Thompson to get his share and meet his value of 25 fantasy points or more.

Forward

Caron Butler OKC ($7,132)

The Thunder take on the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, and that is a dream matchup for Caron Butler. The Cavs shoot the lowest field goal percentage in the NBA at under 43 percent. Butler has averaged just under five rebounds in his past few games, and with the Cavs shooting under 43 percent, that number should increase. You are probably wondering why Butler’s value goes up for rebounds, as he is a small forward. Keep in mind that at just over $7K, if Butler can get six rebounds, he is already at equal value. Factor that in with his ability to score 10 points per game and Butler could reach 18-20 fantasy points tonight.  The Cavaliers also have allowed well over 100 points per game in the last two weeks, so Butler’s matchup couldn’t get any better.

Center

Gorgui Dieng MIN ($6,918)

In the last two games, Dieng has been a fantasy star in terms of value. He has averaged 11 points and 11 rebounds in the last two games and he has only missed two shots, leading to a high ceiling for his value. Dieng looks like a go as the Wolves center for tonight, so get him in your lineups at under $7K. Tonight, Dieng faces the Houston Rockets, who allow the least amount of defensive rebounds to opponents, so beware. But, at under $7K, Dieng is the best value at center.

Optimized Lineup

G – Klay Thompson GS ($11,411)

G – Ricky Rubio MIN ($13,581)

G – James Harden HOU ($17,937)

F – Caron Butler OKC ($7,132)

F – Drew Gooden WAS ($9,480)

F – David Lee GS ($14,607)

C – Gorgui Dieng MIN ($6,918)

U – Stephen Curry GS ($18,417)

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