Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 14

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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 an 10-game slate today in the NBA. Get your lineups in as soon as possible. There is only three days left in the regular season, so get your bankroll as high as you can before the playoffs!

Create Your Own Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup at DraftStreet

Value Plays

Guard

Austin Rivers NO ($8,401)

Tonight’s 10-game slate has a lot of great options, which is rare for the last Monday of the regular season. But, at guard there may not be a better value option than Rivers at just $8.4K. At that price, great value is anything over 22 fantasy points. In Rivers’ last three games he has played 30, 40, and 45 minutes and that will continue for the remainder of the regular season. In these three games, Rivers has scored 26.75, 32, and 32.5 fantasy points. That is good for incredible value each game. For a player with such a low salary and that production, he will be owned by nearly all of the savvy daily fantasy players tonight. With the Pelicans wanting to take a look what their roster for the future, Rivers will have yet another big game tonight against the Thunder.

Center

Kelly Olynyk BOS ($9,799)

You read that correctly, tonight there are two centers that should be on every roster, and for good reason. The first center is Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk. Why? At his price of just under $9.8K, great value can be expected at 26 fantasy points or more. In Olynyk’s last game he was able to put up 34.5 fantasy points against the Cavaliers. Can he repeat that production? With Jared Sullinger and Kris Humphries ruled out tonight, Olynyk will get at least 30 minutes yet again for the Celts. If that is not enough to convince you, Boston takes on the Sixers tonight who are 28th in the NBA in rebounding and 30th in allowing points. Get the former Gonzaga star into your lineup right away.

Center

Enes Kanter UTA ($12,611)

The second center for tonight is a former Kentucky Wildcat who is starting to play to his potential. The scary part, for the Western Conference at least, is that Kanter is just 21 years old. He is averaging 14.43 points and just under 12 rebounds per game in his last seven contests and has been on fire as of late with 60 points and 58 rebounds in his last four games. At $12.6K, great value would be anything over 30 fantasy points, and Kanter will have every opportunity to reach that against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The Lakers are rebounding at a putrid 45.5 percent and allow 49.2 rebounds per game. Kanter should get at least a dozen boards tonight and could score 20 points or more as he has not faced the Lakers since his game has gone to a new level. With the Lakers allowing well over 100 points per game and close to 50 rebounds per game, Kanter could be the best center in fantasy basketball tonight.

Optimized Lineup

G – Reggie Jackson OKC ($12,539)

G – Austin Rivers NO ($8,401)

G – Mike Conley MEM ($12,843)

F – Brandon Bass BOS ($10,342)

F – Derrick Favors UTA ($13,446)

F – LeBron James MIA ($20,891)

C – Kelly Olynyk BOS ($9,799)

U – Enes Kanter UTA ($12,611)

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
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kspoon

Why are some names red and others black?