Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-4-13)


*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 operating under the assumption that Al Jefferson doesn’t play tonight, as I have Enes Kanter penciled in both lineups. If Jefferson does play, and he’ll be a game-time call, then I’d probably work things to fit one of the Utah big men against the most generous frontcourt to opposing centers.

– Greivis Vasquez and Jeff Teague both have great matchups, but while Vasquez has been streaking, Teague has struggled to reach 10 fantasy points in each of his last two outings. I would roll with a safer, more consistent guy in any head-to-head games, but stick with Teague in any GPPs.

– Tobias Harris finally came down to earth last night in a lopsided game, but I’m going back to the well one more time with him in what should be a closer contest against the Pelicans-to-be.

– On FanDuel, Carmelo is a stud (no point deductions for missed shots) and LeBron is good for at least 40 fantasy points a night. It’s hard to pass up either one of these guys if you can fit them your lineup.

– On Draft Day, J.J. Hickson is ridiculously cheap given what he’s done over the past month. Also he gets the Bobcats, who have made it a routine to give up 15+ rebounds to opposing centers.

– I’m high on DeMar DeRozan tonight against Golden State. If Rudy Gay is out again because of his back, DeRozan is a must start on both sites.

– Finally, we had a little bit of a disappointing night thanks to a few blowouts that saw most of our lineup watching from the bench in the second half. But overall, we had a solid week averaging about 230 points of DS, 215 points on FanDuel, and over 280 points on Draft Day.


Draft Day

Pos Name Salary
PG Greivis Vasquez $12,450
PG Jeff Teague $11,000
SG DeMar DeRozan $10,100
SG Gordon Hayward $10,100
SF Josh Smith $14,100
SF Tobias Harris $9,950
PF J.J. Hickson $11,150
PF David Lee $14,400
C Enes Kanter $6,450
Total $99,700



Pos Name Salary
PG Greivis Vasquez $6,900
PG Jeff Teague $6,800
SG E’Twaun Moore $4,400
SG Andre Iguodala $6,900
SF Tobias Harris $5,200
SF LeBron James $9,900
PF Amir Johnson $5,800
PF Carmelo Anthony $9,700
C Enes Kanter $4,400
Total $60,000
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