Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-10-13)
Wizards v/s Clippers 03/12/11
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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:

– These lineups are for the late games (6pm EST or later)

– Jrue Holiday is someone I very much like tonight considering his matchup and salary. I would normally be worried about a potential blow out whenever you are picking a guy who is playing Orlando, but frankly, I don’t think Philly is in the right mindset to run anyone out of the building. Start Jrue with confidence.

– I took the easy way out selecting Monta Ellis in one lineup and Brandon Jennings in the other. I love the matchup and one of these is going to have a big game (maybe even both).

– Lance Stephenson was very useful last time out and as long as Danny Granger is missing time, Sir Lance should continue to outperform his price tag.

– Tobias Harris was recently moved into the starting lineup, which means an uptick in minutes and opportunities. He didn’t play that well on Friday, but the Sixers present a good matchup and Harris should be in most of your lineups.

– Blake Griffin has been remarkably consistent of late and Detroit is still without Andre Drummond. Of all the studs playing tomorrow, Blake is both a reliable and relatively cheap option.

– I would recommend making a habit of starting centers against Milwaukee. DeMarcus Cousins gets the Bucks and he seems to be out of his mini-slump.

– Last night was rough on DraftStreet and only a little better on DraftDay, but it was generally a low scoring night across the league. I will post this past week’s averages in tomorrow’s post, but they are still very good thanks to our RotoViz apps. Do yourself a favor and check them out.




Pos Name Salary
PG Jrue Holiday $13,450
PG Monta Ellis $13,400
SG Lance Stephenson $6,400
SG DeMar DeRozan $9,350
SF Tobias Harris $7,600
SF Thaddeus Young $10,900
PF Larry Sanders $11,850
PF Blake Griffen $15,200
C DeMarcus Cousins $11,850
Total $100,000




Pos Name Salary
PG Jrue Holiday $8,100
PG Brandon Jennings $7,500
SG Lance Stephenson $4,700
SG Eric Gordon $5,400
SF Tobias Harris $5,300
SF Evan Turner $6,600
PF Blake Griffin $9,000
PF Jason Thompson $5,400
C DeMarcus Cousins $7,600
Total $59,600
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