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John Wall and Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-23-13)
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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.

Game Notes:

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– I wasted spent too much time last night going back into DraftStreet’s archives to figure this out, but so far this season it takes on average 231.2 points to place in the top 40 of an 80-man, $20 double-up. The last two nights, you only needed to post 212 points on average to cash. Obviously, there’s a high volatility night to night in daily hoops scoring, but my working theory is that scores are down because people are paying more attention to the NCAA tourney. Tonight is another great opportunity for those willing to put in the work to make some money.

– John Wall has been playing extremely well over the past seven games and he faces Golden State tonight. He should probably be the most expensive point guard available, but you can get him cheaper than Deron Williams on DraftDay and FanDuel. Wall needs to be in your lineups tonight.

– Kemba Walker and the Bobcats host the Pistons, who rank 28th in the league against opposing point guards when Brandon Knight is not playing. Guess who is iffy for tonight? Yeah, Brandon Knight. Kemba has put up at least 35 fantasy points in back-to-back games and is a good bet to make it three in a row.

– Greg Monroe gets the RotoViz Value Ratio Play of the Day honor for the second time this week. As well as he has been playing lately; this is more about how poorly the Bobcats defend the center position. Monroe’s floor, I repeat, his floor is 30 points.

– Rudy Gay did not travel to New York for today’s game against the Knicks so that means Alan Anderson will once again get the start. He should be started across all sites as put up a massive 45 fantasy points last time out.

– The Wizards’ frontcourt is banged up right now with Nene battling multiple injuries and Emaka Okafor missing time with the flu. This is all good news for David Lee as a good matchup gets even better. Lee is cheaper than Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony, but I like him to outscore both.

– I don’t love the matchup against Chicago, but Tyler Hansbrough has been too good with David West out to not start him for only $4,800 on FanDuel.

– Finally, I took Trevor Ariza as a high upside play against Golden State. He has the potential to put up 35+ fantasy points like he did last night, but he is also prone to the occasional 10-point dud. I like Ariza more in GPPs than in head-to-heads, but because of the limited options at small forwards tonight, I’m probably going with him in all formats.


Pos Name Salary
PG Kemba Walker $12,000
PG John Wall $12,750
SG Tyreke Evans $11,100
SG Paul George $13,900
SF Alan Anderson $4,400
SF Trevor Ariza $7,200
PF DeMarcus Cousins $13,450
PF David Lee $13,250
C Greg Monroe $11,950
Total $100,000


Pos Name Salary
PG John Wall $8,000
PG Kemba Walker $7,400
SG Tyreke Evans $7,300
SG Alan Anderson $3,900
SF Paul Pierce $7,900
SF Trevor Ariza $4,600
PF David Lee $8,400
PF Tyler Hansbrough $4,800
C Greg Monroe $7,300
Total $59,600

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