This is going to be a post for all you daily fantasy basketball junkies. Daily hoops can be extremely exhausting due to the massive day-to-day swings in player usage and match ups so this will serve as a great place to start when constructing your lineup.
These lineups are specific to DraftStreet, Draft Day, and FanDuel, thus it’s important to note that the scoring and position requirements at these sites are slightly different. One player might offer more value at one site, but not another.
I’ve used our extremely useful apps (for DraftStreet go here, Draft Day here, and FanDuel here) as well as some personal strategy to create a lineup for each site. I’ll be putting up two lineups each day on a rotating basis (DS/DD on Monday, DD/FD on Tuesday, FD/DS on Wednesday, and so on). I encourage you to utilize the apps I linked to above as they are some of the most valuable tools available in the daily fantasy community.
Finally, you should not just blindly follow these lineups. Very often guys are ruled out as it gets closer to tip-off and player usage becomes clearer. There are tons of places to check for pregame updates, but I’ve found Rotoworld and Twitter searches work best for me.
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– These lineups are just for the games that lock at 6pm EST so I’m not including any players from the Bucks-Hawks game.
– I’m not excited about the matchup, but you can get James Harden at a discount. Also Tony Parker is back in the lineup for the Spurs so I’m grabbing both guards before their prices bounce back up to premium levels.
– P.J. Tucker is a name you won’t be hearing much about, but he’s quietly logged 30+ minutes each of the last two games. If Jared Dudley suits up he will cut into Tucker’s minutes so I’ll probably look elsewhere if that’s the case.
– Taj Gibson is the next man up with Joakim Noah doubtful against Minnesota. Gibson had proven to be very useful when given minutes and the T-Wolves are not exactly defensive juggernauts. I also like Luol Deng for similar reasons considering he’ll only cost you $11k on DraftStreet.
– The Suns are very banged up in the frontcourt, where Luis Scola is pretty much the only decent guy left. Scola did tally 30 fantasy points on Friday and Brooklyn is prone to taking quarters off on the road.
– Al Jefferson draws an appealing matchup against the Mavs. Big Al pretty much relies on scoring to get his fantasy points, but he should grab a few extra boards against Dallas’ weak bigs.
– I struggled to pick between Omer Asik and Tiago Splitter, as they are both around $11k on DraftStreet. I opted to go Asik because of his more consistent rebounding, but really I don’t have a problem with either guy.
– Finally, last night was a very low scoring night with a lot of people getting killed by the Marc Gasol late scratch. If you were able to avoid the Spaniard there’s a good chance you cashed.