Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftStreet Value Plays and Lineup – May 27

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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 TWO-game slate. Set your lineups as soon as possible.

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Value Plays

Guard

Jeremy Lamb OKC ($2,875)

Lamb was our value guard last night, and was a suggested add before his price rose. But, his price actually decreased since last night. Here is last yesterday’s excerpt on Lamb:

“With just a two-game slate, it is very rare to find a player worth selecting with a price of just $2.9K, but Lamb is worth the risk. Last night, he played in 17 minutes in a close win against the Spurs. In the two previous games, he was able to play in 21 combined minutes. In these games, Lamb is averaging just around 10 fantasy points, which is great for that low of a price. Be sure to get him into your lineups with minimal risk tonight before his price rises for the next contest.”

Forward

Serge Ibaka OKC ($14,010)

Ibaka was our value at forward yesterday, but considering his impending price hike, he was not a lock for today’s value. Yet, his price did not rise much at all, making him a good value for tonight as well. Here is yesterday’s excerpt on Ibaka:

“Ibaka was been a force on defense so far in his first game this series after a four-block performance. Ibaka returned from injury to play, and played well adding 15 points, seven rebounds, and a steal to go along with the four blocks. At just [over $14K], consider picking him for your lineup if he is cleared to play again. Great value for that price tag is set at around [32] fantasy points, and if Ibaka is healthy, that is almost a walk in the park for him.”

Center

Steven Adams OKC ($8,157)

DraftStreet is low on the Thunder tonight, because all three of the Thunder players we picked as value plays for tonight are all relatively the same price. Adams was our value at center last night, but his price only rose by $400. Here is yesterday’s excerpt:

“Adams’ role has increased throughout the playoffs, and it is at the point now that he becomes fantasy relevant in every meaning of the word. Last night, Adams played 28 minutes, recorded seven points, nine rebounds, and blocked four shots. Not bad for a player who costs just under [$8.1K]. Great value could be had at around 20 fantasy points per game, which is highly attainable now for the young center from Pittsburgh. As you can see, stack the Thunder as they will need to tie the series up with the Spurs at two, otherwise the NBA Finals could be all but over.”

Optimized Lineup

G –Manu Ginobili SA ($10,658)

G – Jeremy Lamb OKC ($2,875)

G – Russell Westbrook OKC ($22,282)

F – Paul George IND ($17,824)

F – Kawhi Leonard SA ($13,952)

F – Serge Ibaka OKC ($14,010)

C – Steven Adams OKC ($8,157)

U – Tiago Splitter SA ($9,512)

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