Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – March 30

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Terrance Ross

Toronto Raptors small forward Terrence Ross (31) drives to the basket past Brooklyn Nets point guard Shaun Livingston. Adam Hunger-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.

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Value Plays

Guard

Terrence Ross TOR ($7,936)

In a home and home against Boston, Ross scored 41 points, registered seven assists and brought down seven rebounds. He also drained six three-pointers and was 15-29 shooting from the field. In these last two games, Ross has scored 29.5 and 29 fantasy points, respectively. At just under $8K, his last two games have been incredible value of 3.5 times his salary. Can he repeat that pace tonight? The Raptors take on the Magic tonight in Orlando, and Ross’ hot streak should continue against a sub-par defensive team. The Magic have allowed 100 or more points in eight of the last 10 games, and are 22nd in the NBA in allowing shots per game. In addition, the Magic are allowing over eight three-pointers to be made per game, which fits right into Terrence Ross’ game. Get Ross into your lineup and expect at least two times his salary.

Forward

Gerald Green PHO ($7,959)

Green’s price has dropped over the last two weeks on DraftStreet, and for good reason. He has only put up 20 fantasy points once since St. Patrick’s Day, leading the industry to drop his price. But, this could be a perfect storm for Green owners because the Suns take on the Lakers tonight. As you all know, the Lakers are a dream matchup for any shooter, allowing an NBA-high 89.5 shots per game. In addition to the volume, the Lakers are allowing opponents to shoot 46.6%. Since Green shoots 44% from the field anyway, and has taken double-digit shots in more than half of his last 25 games, tonight could be a scoring binge for the Houston native. Get Green into your lineup tonight as a safe choice to reach value against a horrid defense.

Center

Joakim Noah CHI ($17,983)

Until Naoh’s price rises to $20K, he is a good value each and every night. He has scored less than 29.5 fantasy points once in the entire month of March and has reached at least double his salary 11 times in 14 games this month. Value at center is hard to come by, and Noah gives you that each and every night. In his last seven games he is averaging 40 fantasy points per contest and looks to continue that tonight against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls play at a very slow pace, as do the Celtics (both average under 100 points per game), but that should not worry you. Noah has proven to be matchup-proof, as he has averaged 40 points a game during a stretch where the Bulls only scored 100 points once, and only above 90 three times.

Optimized Lineup

G – Terrence Ross TOR ($7,936)

G – Mo Williams POR ($8,285)

G – Eric Bledsoe PHO ($13,977)

F – Gerald Green PHO ($7,959)

F – Taj Gibson CHI ($12,296)

F – Kevin Love MIN ($21,404)

C – Joakim Noah CHI ($17,983)

U – Nick Young LAL ($9,906)

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