Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 1

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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 just a three-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible.

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Value Plays

Guard

Mo Williams POR ($8,164)

With such a short slate, you will see a ton of stacks all across the industry. This lineup is no exception. Mo Williams is the best cheap option at guard for tonight. Williams is just $8.1K, meaning 24 fantasy points would be great value, especially on a short slate. Williams has scored 20 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games, the only outlier being in a game where he played just 20 minutes. Tonight the Blazers take on the Lakers, who as we all know play at a fast pace, and allow well over 100 points almost each and every game. Look for Williams to get his fair share of open looks and if he can knock them down, he’ll be on his way to great value tonight.

Forward

Thomas Robinson POR ($6,297)

Can you guess what team will be stack-worthy tonight? Robinson is the seventh cheapest forward, and the only one who plays significant minutes at a low price of $6.3K. At that price, 15 fantasy points would be a great addition to the lineup at two and a half times his salary. The former Jayhawk has only been held to under double-digit fantasy points one time in the last nine games and has hit 12 of his last 13 shots. Robinson is as efficient as they come as a reserve averaging seven and a half points, five rebounds, and an assist per game in the last two weeks. Pair his efficiency with a game against the worst rebounding team in the NBA and Robinson should be a lock for at least 13 fantasy points. On a day with such a short slate, that can be a godsend.

Center

Robin Lopez POR ($13,148)

The Portland Trailblazers are the team to stack tonight, as you all have figured by now. But one guy that will be, and should be owned in well over 50 percent of lineups tonight is the “other” Lopez. Robin has been the better of the twins of late, mostly because of his brother’s injury issues. Nevertheless, Robin has been the better player this season and is no longer referred to as the “other” brother. In the last two weeks, he is averaging 12 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to go along with a few blocks. Lopez has been one of the most improved centers in the NBA this season and will be due for more improvement tonight with an easy matchup. Most of you know that the Lakers have been a historically bad rebounding team at under 46 percent. That leaves Lopez with the ability to get at least a double-double tonight. At $13.1K, great value would be 30 fantasy points. Considering the former Stanford star has reached that in two of his last four games, tonight is a likely candidate for three of his last five. Join the party, get Lopez into your lineup tonight.

Optimized Lineup

G – Mo Williams POR ($8,164)

G – Damian Lillard POR ($13,227)

G – Joe Johnson BKN ($11,169)

F – Thomas Robinson POR ($6,297)

F – Lamarcus Aldridge POR ($19,288)

F – Dirk Nowitzki DAL ($15,764)

C – Robin Lopez POR ($13,148)

U – Terrence Jones HOU ($12,279)

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