Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – May 8

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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

Ray Allen MIA ($5,712)

Yesterday, we predicted a price hike for Allen, but seeing as it was only 1K, he is still a great value tonight. Here is yesterday’s excerpt:

“At under [$6K], Allen becomes an instant bargain for all daily fantasy players for tonight’s contests. His price will surely rise after tonight’s games because the sharp-shooting guard had 24.5 fantasy points last night against the Brooklyn Nets. At his price, 24.5 fantasy points is around [four] times his salary which is incredible value. Now, 25 fantasy points is not to be expected, but considering he did it in game one, and the Nets did not have an answer for him, he could easily score [17] fantasy points which would bring him great value.”

Forward

Andrei Kirilenko BKN ($4,263)

Kirkilenko is one of the cheapest options at forward tonight, and is a boom or bust pick. His low salary allows for more stars to fit under the cap, but at just $4.2K, all Kirilenko needs is 12 fantasy points to reach value. In two of his last three games, he has reached that mark. In game one of this series against the Heat, Kirilenko played 13 minutes and scored 12 fantasy points. He will be needed to try and guard LeBron James at times, making his value escalate due to minutes played.

Center

Roy Hibbert IND ($7,836)

Hibbert seemed to come out of nowhere last night. Before last night’s contest, Hibbert had around 63 total fantasy points in eight playoff games. Last night Hibbert scored 28 points and netted nine rebounds for a total of 43.25 fantasy points. Now, can he reproduce that production in the next game? No one truly knows, but considering how well he played last night, $7.8K is a bargain for a potential 20 point and 10 rebound performance. Hibbert will need to stay out of foul trouble in order to contribute, but he seems to have figured that out after last night’s game. Take a chance on Hibbert in tonight’s DraftStreet contests before his price rises for tomorrow.

Optimized Lineup

G – Tony Parker SA ($14,154)

G – Russell Westbrook OKC ($19,918)

G – Ray Allen MIA ($5,712)

F – Andrei Kirilenko BKN ($4,263)

F – LeBron James MIA ($22,494)

F – LaMarcus Aldridge POR ($19,920)

C – Roy Hibbert IND ($7,836)

U – Kendrick Perkins OKC ($5,532)

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