Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – May 4

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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 in the postseason 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. So it is a four-game slate. Set your lineups as soon as possible.

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 Value Plays:

Guard:

Manu Ginobli vs DAL ($11,785): Ginobli had a rough night in Game 6, making just one of his eight field goal attempts. That’s hardly been the norm for Manu who has surpassed 24 fantasy points in each of the other five games against the Mavs, averaging 27.7 fantasy points per game. At $11.78K, Ginobli would need 26.5 fantasy points to reach value and that’s basically been his average output this series.

Forward:

Paul Pierce vs TOR ($10,845): Like Ginobli, Pierce has only had one outlier game in Game 5 but is averaging 25.5 fantasy points over the other five games against the Raptors. At his $10.8 salary, Pierce will need just a little over 24 fantasy points to hit value today and is a decent lock to exceed his value.

Center:

Tiago Splitter vs DAL ($13,792): Splitter’s value has increased significantly but it’s been for good reason, the Spurs center has now surpassed 34 fantasy points in three of his last four games. Even at his higher salary, Splitter would need 31 fantasy points to reach value today and is as good a bet as any center to make good.

Lineup:

G- DeMar DeRozan vs BKN ($15,875)

G- Deron Williams vs TOR ($12,490)

G- Manu Ginobli vs DAL ($11,785)

F- Tim Duncan vs DAL ($15,278)

F- Paul Pierce vs TOR ($10,845)

F- Kevin Garnett vs TOR ($7,141)

C- Tiago Splitter vs DAL ($13,792)

U- Vince Carter vs SA ($9,572)

Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.