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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– With Marc Gasol out indefinitely, the Grizz suddenly offer a nice opportunity for value. Jerryd Bayless has a great chance to pick up some of Gasol’s offensive output as evidence by his 30-point performance Saturday. As far as filling the void on the boards, Lionel Hollins will use some combination of Ed Davis and Darrell Arthur. I currently have Davis penciled into my lineup at $12k, but that could change as we get more info closer to tip. Arthur is the cheaper option, at only $9k, so I’ll let you know on Twitter which way I decide if you’re curious.
– Miami goes for 27 in a row tonight against the Magic in what on the surface appears to be a game with blow out written all over it. However, like boxing, the NBA is all about the opposing styles of the matchup, and the Magic play well against the Heat. Orlando lost its two games against Miami this season by a combined three points. I very much like Jameer Nelson even if Dwyane Wade plays.
– According to beat writer John Denton, the Magic will “most likely” be without Nikola Vucevic (concussion), which means Kyle O’Quinn would get the start at center. You may remember O’Quinn from the Norfolk State upset over Missouri this time last year. He has legit rebounding skills, grabbing 14 and 9 boards in both his starts this season, and the Heat are rather generous on the glass.
– On the flip side of the coin, Chris Bosh should have little trouble scoring on O’Quinn. Bosh puts up a 30 point game every so often and I think tonight is one of those nights.
– It will be on the training staff to make the decision on whether Steph Curry will play and I expect him to be a game-time call. If he can’t go, Jarrett Jack will step into the starting lineup and play major minutes against Steve Nash. Jack is not currently in my lineup, but he will be if Curry is ruled out prior to the 7pm tips.
– I’m starting Kobe because he’s locked in right now and he’s playing the Warriors. He’s a little expensive, but he’s got the highest floor of any of the upper tier players. Mamba is worth the $18k on DraftStreet and a steal at $8.9k on FanDuel.
– Finally, I’m using Tyler Hansbrough despite his relatively weak game Saturday. As long as David West is out Hansbrough is going to have value, even in a less-than ideal matchup against Atlanta.
(NOTE THIS ARTICLE WAS SUBMITTED BEFORE NEWS BROKE THAT GREIVIS VASQUEZ WILL NOT PLAY TONIGHT)