Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – April 24

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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.

Welcome to NBA Daily Fantasy in the playoffs. The way it works is a two-day slate. Giving each player an opportunity to play one game. For example, if the Spurs play on day X, and the Heat on day Y, both days are included in one salary game. Tonight is a six-game slate. Set your lineups as soon as possible.

Create Your Own Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup at DraftStreet

Value Plays

Guard

Derek Fisher OKC ($4,038)

Fisher is amongst the cheapest guards on DraftStreet tonight, and as you will see, tonight’s lineup is a “stars and scrubs” approach as some in the daily fantasy industry like to call it. This means going with some very cheap players, then load up on a few stars. Fisher may seem like a huge risk at $4K, but in actuality he is a safe play. Great value at $4K is 12 fantasy points. Fisher has 18.5 fantasy points in the Thunder’s two games so far this postseason, so he has had over two times his salary in each game. If he can make one more basket and notch one more assist, that value will reach close to three times his salary. Fisher has been playing postseason basketball for a long time, and this year he will continue to be the leader on the floor as a veteran presence. Tonight the Thunder play in Memphis, so expect a close matchup, which Fisher thrives on.

Forward

Dorell Wright POR ($4,707)

As mentioned above, the “stars and scrubs” approach is the strategy tonight and there is no better cheap forward option than Dorrell Wright. At just $4.7K, great value is anything above 14.5 fantasy points. In his last game, Wright scored 31.5 fantasy points in a close game. This bodes well for his future minutes, and considering the production from Wright last night, he could do it again tomorrow night, this time at home. If Wright can continue to knock down three-pointers, he will keep finding his way onto the floor, and at this rate, who is slowing him down? Add Wright to your roster and have the flexibility to add stars like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and more.

Center

Kendrick Perkins OKC ($5,193)

Perkins was last night’s value, and since his price went down but he has not played yet, he is a great value once again. Last night’s excerpt below

“Perkins was one of the heroes the other night, scoring to send the game to overtime. But, do not expect much scoring, if any from the Nederland, Texas native. Perkins has taken two shots this entire series (made both). But at just $5.2K, great value can be had with just an average game from him (three points and five rebounds). Perkins will get the most minutes at center for the Thunder (27 the other night) and the potential for 15 fantasy points is enticing. Not to mention, if you select him you have enough money to add the two best players in the NBA to your fantasy team for this particular lineup. Take a chance on Perkins and enjoy the cap flexibility he gives you.”

Optimized Lineup

G – Derek Fisher OKC ($4,038)

G – Russell Westbrook OKC ($18,041)

G – Stephen Curry GS ($20,049)

F – Dorell Wright POR ($4,707)

F – Kevin Durant OKC ($21,448)

F – LaMarcus Aldridge POR ($20,265)

C – Kendrick Perkins OKC ($5,193)

U – Courtney Lee MEM ($6,249)

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