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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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– There are quite a few good matchups for big men tonight, headlined by Tim Duncan and Al Horford. Timmy should have no problem carving up David Lee and Big Al gets the Bucks, who rank dead last against opposing centers.
– Last night I whiffed on who would start in place of Ersan Ilysova, but it was announced well before tip-off so hopefully you used your own judgment. Samuel Dalembert got the surprise start and had quite the useful game. If he starts again tonight, Dalembert is a steal at 5k.
– Amir Johnson had been playing out of his mind going over 40 fantasy points in his last two outings. His price is a little too steep for my liking on DraftStreet (although he’s got a great matchup against Charlotte), but on DraftDay Johnson will be in all my lineups considering he’ll only cost 11k.
– Another big I’m going to be playing is Paul Millsap. I’m pretty much dead even between Millsap and Al Jefferson, but I’m leaning Paul because he’s 2k cheaper and frankly Jefferson has shown nothing to suggest he will break out of his current slump.
– As the Heat look to extend their impressive streak, Chris Bosh should have a big night on the boards against a weak Cavaliers frontcourt. He’s been relatively quite over the last two games, but that should change tonight.
– Mo Williams is a relatively risky play due to his inconsistent play since returning from that wrist injury, but he’s only 10k and Utah faces the defensively challenged Rockets.
– Kemba Walker has some pretty volatile home/road splits that can make him appear to be all over the map. However, the Bobcats host Toronto so Kemba is actually a safe play.
– On DraftDay, I’m feeling pretty comfortable with Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili, and James Harden. They all have good matchups and should be the focal points of their offenses.
– O.J. Mayo had been ice cold before his 27-fantasy point performance on Monday, but his DraftDay price tag has yet to adjust. Brooklyn is also not known for its defense.
– Finally, be sure to check and make sure Dalembert is starting tonight, and also that Greg Popovich is not sitting Duncan.