Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup

While getting the most points does equate to winning, nailing down the optimal daily fantasy basketball lineup isn’t an exact science. Everyone has a different philosophy as to what the best strategy when creating a team is. Is it stack the top? Is it pile up as many high-priced stars as you can and then fill in the blanks with the cheapest options and hope for the best? Perhaps a well-balanced squad from top to bottom.

Well, that’s what I’m here for. I display different methods of attacking your DFS contest, and today was no different. Often I leave money on the table to display the true power of finding the best value picks, but sometimes I go for the gusto and max out. That’s what I did today. The recipe today was to start off with a bang, balance that out with a ton of value picks, and top it off with the best of what’s left.

How I began: I was really excited to have DeMarcus Cousins on my team tonight, and Giannis Antetokounmpo is also a must have at this point. That already occupied more than 30% of my cap space with a total of $21300 spent on the two big-men.

So obviously, I immediately went straight to the value picks. Bulls PF Bobby Portis led that list, as his 25.26 fantasy point average over his last three games is a great trade for his $4400 salary.

Let’s take a look at the rest of my daily fantasy basketball lineup.

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Hollis Thompson at $4200 was my next snatch up. His last 10 games have been impressive, and 25 fantasy points tonight is not out of the question for the 76er.

I thought JaMychal Green could of been a solid pick tonight, but his price tag was a slight bit too high for my liking, and opted for the $1200 cheaper Myles Turner.

He has been averaging 23.43 fantasy points over his last 6 games, and that would be considerably higher without his 14.1 FP output against the Celtics.

After all my lower tier picks, I had just enough money to fit John Wall under the cap and insure another 40 points to my squad.

As usual, we’ll see how it plays out by the end of the night. Good luck to all.

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Value Picks

With a 11 games on the NBA schedule, daily fantasy basketball value picks are in abundance. You have your options of superstars, but finding those discounts that out-perform their salary hit, and allow you to afford another superstar at the same time are the ones that make you a winner. Every night there are surprise performers that nobody saw coming, but we’ll do our best to pick them out for you.

Value Picks

D’Angelo Russell at $4800 is maybe the best discount you’ll find all season. Coming off his best game as a pro, the rookie put up 39 fantasy points last game and has a chance to repeat with his new found confidence.

Otto Porter of the Wizards has been on a tear lately scoring 16, 24, and 21.5 fantasy points on Fanpicks during his last three games. He is priced at $4800 as well, and a great value for those looking to fill roster spots.

With Taj Gibson out for the Bulls, Bobby Portis could have a big game. At $4100 the PF was been a steady fantasy presence since the beginning of February and is full capable of 20+ fps.

One of the veteran side of daily fantasy basketball value picks we have none other than Tim Duncan. The Spurs legend has a great matchup with the interior D of the Pistons, where old man Tim may be able to dominate and make it look like its 1999.

 

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DFS Basketball Picks

 

  • My roster ($100 leftover)

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Kyle Lowry is just a bulldog. The Raptors star posted a triple-double against the Knicks and has no reason not to rip the T-Wolves.

Patty Mills at $4200 is a good value. He usually comes through in the clutch and is a dependable lower priced option.

The man, the legend himself Vince Carter is in the starting lineup of a fantasy team for the first time in forever…and at $3500 you can’t go wrong. Just for the entertainment value you win!

The 21-year-old Chicago Bull Bobby Portis is consistently capable of 20 FPPG, so at $4500 you gotta take the Power Forward.

Marvin Williams should feast on Kevin Love’s lack of defensive prowess tonight. I’m looking for double-digit rebounds from the PF.

There are a few intriguing options at Center tonight including the likes of Andre Drummond and DeMarcus Cousins, but at $7200 K-A Towns is too big of a discount to pass up.

Another player at the position that ended up making the squad is Nikola Jokic. With 29 and 34 fantasy points back-to-back, the Utility slot was a prime opportunity for me to play the big Serb.

Tobias Harris rounds out the roster with 42.5 FP ovr his last 2 games combined. The Small Forward should get the start again versus the 6ers.

 

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks

With the NBA trade deadline passing, and the schedule coming back from hiatus, FanPicks.com presents to you our first edition of daily fantasy basketball picks. You can try this roster, or just take some value pick targets out of this, it’s up to you!

  • My roster

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I went with the most successful basketball technique known to date…a “big three”. Derrick Rose, Chris Paul and Lebron James will lead this lineup into battle tonight.

“Bron-Bron” vs “D. Rose” is always a delight, and tonight will be no different. With so much time off, these big guns are well rested and ready to put on a show.

I expect Doug McDermott to be a major beneficiary of Rose’s play, same can be said for Bobby Portis except he creates many of his own chances as well.

Lebron will have a monster game, but it’s Tristan Thompson on the inside that I’m banking on. If the versatile big-man can keep pace with his teammates (James and Irving – who is on fire) that slot in your lineup will get a major boost in value.

Wesley Johnson, Danny Green and Patty Mills will be running the court when the Spurs taken on the Clippers in a late night showdown. Green and Mills will need a big game to counter CP3, Johnson and co. if they want to defeat a Clippers team they’ve had trouble with over the past year.

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