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Will Bynum and Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-13-13)
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*Not actually cheatcodes.

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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– It’s becoming quite obvious that I have a soft spot for Emeka Okafor. I’ve been a big fan of his since his UConn days and I may or may not have been a proponent of drafting him ahead of Dwight Howard in the 2004 draft. So it’s been a pleasure for me seeing him put together a solid year. Okafor is my favorite play of the night, but it has little to do with my apparent infatuation of him. The Big O gets a silky sweet matchup against the Bucks, giving him the highest value ratio of anyone on DraftDay.

– Will Bynum is going to make most of my lineups tonight as Brandon Knight will miss tonight’s game after DeAndre Jordan murdered him he sprained his ankle. Bynum has a +ev matchup in Golden State (even in a blowout) and should split time at the 2 with Rodney Stuckey.

– Klay Thompson is another constant across my lineups. I like him more on sites that don’t penalize missed shots, but his price tag is cheap enough to warrant a play on DraftStreet as well.

– On DraftDay, James Harden and Stephen Curry are headlining my lineup. Curry’s price isn’t anything too crazy and Harden gets a nice matchup at home against Phoenix.

– I can’t believe I’m recommending three Pistons tonight on

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DraftStreet. Our value ratio app likes Greg Monroe, while I’m a fan of Jonas Jerebko as long as Jason Maxiel is out. The third Piston is the aforementioned Bynum.

– Paul George’s salary is creeping down to that point where he’s almost a must play on DS. He’s got the upside of a $17k-20k guy who will only cost you $15k.

– I’ve been doing this post for a little over two weeks now and I wanted to touch on how things are going. As a reminder, I use these lineups as a foundation for my actual lineup. Sometimes I make three or four changes; sometimes I don’t make any changes at all. I’ve been thoroughly tracking my performance so I thought I’d share my results. I play head-to-heads matchups, and usually $20-50 games. In two weeks, I’m 28-21 (57%). I’m 10-5 on DraftDay, 7-7 on FanDuel, and 11-9 on DraftStreet.

DraftDay

Pos Name Salary
PG Will Bynum $4,850
PG Goran Dragic $12,550
SG Stephen Curry $14,300
SG Klay Thompson $10,900
SF James Harden $18,200
SF Gordon Hayward $7,850
PF Larry Sanders $11,000
PF Chandler Parsons $11,250
C Emeka Okafor $8,950
Total $99,850

DraftStreet

Pos Name Salary
G Paul George $15,110
G Klay Thompson $12,879
F Carlos Boozer $12,741
F Jonas Jerebko $10,299
C Greg Monroe $14,899
C Emeka Okafor $13,690
U John Wall $14,450
U Will Bynum $5,819
Total $99,887

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