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If you're playing Daily Fantasy NBA contests, you might find these top-value players helpful for building your lineup. ASL has calculated optimum lineups for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo contests, based on multiple top projection sources and a "Blend" lineup that uses all sources together. These aren't necessarily the players that will score the most points, but represent the most value (points/salary) as part of an ideal lineup calculation.

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Here are two top-value players from each projection source for each of the three DFS platforms:

Projections listed as of 2:11 PM ET.


  • Blend: PG Ishmael Smith, Det, 22.5 for $4,100; SF/PF Robert Covington, Phi, 29.8 for $5,500
  • numberFire: PG Ishmael Smith, Det, 24.5 for $4,100; PF/C Anthony Davis, NO, 63.4 for $11,400
  • RotoGrinders: PG/SG Markelle Fultz, Phi, 30.2 for $4,900; PG/SG T.J. McConnell, Phi, 23.1 for $3,800


  • Blend: PF Marvin Bagley III, Sac, 26.2 for $4,700; SF Robert Covington, Phi, 29.7 for $6,100
  • numberFire: PF Marvin Bagley III, Sac, 27.3 for $4,700; PG Ishmael Smith, Det, 24.4 for $4,600
  • RotoGrinders: PG T.J. McConnell, Phi, 23.0 for $4,000; PF Marvin Bagley III, Sac, 25.1 for $4,700


  • Blend: PF Nemanja Bjelica, Sac, 22.8 for $10; PG Elfrid Payton, NO, 32.6 for $17
  • numberFire: PF Nemanja Bjelica, Sac, 21.8 for $10; PG Ishmael Smith, Det, 24.4 for $12
  • RotoGrinders: PF Nemanja Bjelica, Sac, 23.8 for $10; PG Elfrid Payton, NO, 32.7 for $17

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