Your Daily Hoops Cheatcodes* (3-8-13)
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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:

– With Danny Granger likely out tonight, I’m pairing Lance Stephenson alongside James Harden in both my lineups. Stephenson has shown he can produce when given the minutes and Harden will be his usual self in a high-scoring game against Golden State

– With Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O’Neil out, the Suns will start Markieff Morris at PF. Morris has career per-36 minute averages of over a steal, a block, and a three-pointer per game, so he should make a solid play at his low price.

– Jason Thompson has been on a tear over the past week and with the Suns frontcourt banged up, Thompson should provide 25-30 fantasy points pretty easily.

– On FanDuel, I was able to get Steph Curry and LeBron in the lineup and I don’t need to tell you how good those two are.

– On DraftStreet, I’m a huge Serge Ibaka fan tonight. Recently, I have been capitalizing on big men facing Charlotte and tonight will be no different.

– I’m expecting big things out of Omer Asik, who faces Golden State and David Lee. Asik has been money in plus-matchup games this season.

– Tonight could feature a few blowouts, so when you are tweaking your lineups that may be something to keep in mind. Also be sure to check out our apps, as many of your “Player X or Player Y” questions can be answered using them.

 

FanDuel

 

Pos Name Salary
PG Brandon Knight $5,500
PG Stephen Curry $9,400
SG James Harden $9,800
SG Lance Stephenson $4,500
SF LeBron James $9,900
SF Kawhi Leonard $5,800
PF Markieff Morris $3,800
PF Jason Thompson $5,300
C Roy Hibbert $6,000
Total $60,000

 

DraftStreet

 

Pos Name Salary
G James Harden $19,621
G Lance Stephenson $8,446
F Serge Ibaka $13,946
F Markieff Morris $7,860
C Omer Asik $13,416
C Emeka Okafor $12,821
U Jason Thompson $12,053
U DeMar DeRozan $11,726
Total $99,889
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