Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 11

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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 massive 13-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible. There is only one week left in the regular season, so get your bankroll as high as you can before the playoffs!

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Value Plays

Guard

Trey Burke UTA ($4,213)

That’s the reaction most will have when seeing Burke’s price on DraftStreet tonight. At 4.2K, great value for any player is 12 fantasy points. Burke just scored 45 fantasy points against the Warriors a few nights ago. Can we expect that value from him again? No, but the fact remains that he still is a great play. Burke has averaged well over 30 minutes per game of late, and is averaging 12 points, five assists, and three rebounds per game this season. It seems like someone put a four where a seven should be, but take advantage of Burke’s low price and give yourself flexibility for more high-priced players

Forward

James Johnson MEM ($6,157)

With Tayshaun Price out, James Johnson has played 24 and 32 minutes in his last two games, totaling 45.75 fantasy points. Keep an eye on the Grizzlies lineup tonight, but if Prince is out yet again Johnson becomes a must-start in daily fantasy basketball. Why? The Grizzlies take on the Sixers tonight who rank amongst the league’s lowest in every single statistical category on the defensive side of the floor. At just $6.1K, great value would be anything north of 18 fantasy points which is almost a sure thing against the Sixers.

Center

Kyle O’Quinn ORL ($10,793)

If you’ve read this column before, you know Kyle O’Quinn has shown up more than a few times. Tonight might be his best night in terms of fantasy value. First off, he is the model of consistency, scoring less than 20 fantasy points just a handful of times since the All-Star break. Right away that gives him value with such a high floor. In addition, he is an outstanding rebounder, producing 11.2 rebounds per 36 minutes. In addition he is blocking 2.7 shots per 36 minutes which ranks amongst the top in the NBA. Why are his per 36 minutes statistics important? Nikola Vucevic is out tonight and O’Quinn will look to play 36 minutes. At his season average, O’Quinn will accumulate 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks. That would bring him to around 31 fantasy points, which is triple his salary for great value.

Optimized Lineup

G – Trey Burke UTA ($4,213)

G – J.R. Smith NYK ($13,230)

G – Stephen Curry GS ($18,284)

F – James Johnson MEM ($6,157)

F – Zach Randolph MEM ($15,350)

F – LaMarcus Aldridge POR ($19,320)

C – Kyle O’Quinn ORL ($10,793)

U – Klay Thompson GS ($12,365)

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