Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-2-13)


*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:

– I’m playing Amir Johnson in every one of my lineups tonight, regardless of the site. He has the highest value ratio of any player and the Bucks have been just putrid against opposing big men.

– Lavoy Allen is the name that sticks out on these two lineups. He’s dirt-cheap and is going to allow you to fit some of the more expensive guys, but none of that matters unless he hits his value right? Allen needs about 14 points to make him worth your selection and Golden State will be using a lot of Harrison Barnes and Carl Landry, so Allen should get some extra minutes at the expense of Spencer Hawes. I fully expect him be able to at least break the 15-point mark.

– Jrue Holiday is too cheap to leave out of your lineup against Golden State. As great as Steph Curry has been on offense lately, he’s been equally as bad on the defensive end. Holiday has a real nice chance for a big game.

– There aren’t many better gambles on a night with only four games than Thaddeus Young and Evan Turner, who should benefit from a high-scoring game against the Warriors.

– Lastly, if you used yesterday’s lineups as a foundation and followed me on twitter for pre-game news, you had a nice night with Enes Kantar, who exploded for 23 points and 22 boards, as well as Chris Paul, Tobias Harris, and Paul Pierce.


Pos Name Salary
G Jrue Holiday $15,943
G Klay Thompson $8,828
F Thaddeus Young $12,397
F Rudy Gay $15,096
C Amir Johnson $12,984
C Lavoy Allen $6,389
U Damian Lillard $13,004
U Nicolas Batum $15,271
Total $99,912


Draft Day

Pos Name Salary
PG Jrue Holiday $13,450
PG Ricky Rubio $11,750
SG Evan Turner $10,150
SG Nicolas Batum $13,500
SF Thaddeus Young $10,300
SF Ersan Ilyasova $10,400
PF Amir Johnson $9,600
PF Lavoy Allen $5,400
C Joakim Noah $14,500
Total $99,050
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