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.

Build the best lineups with the power of The Machine for Daily Fantasy Sports.

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

Projections listed as of 2:24 PM ET.


  • Blend: SG/SF Nicolas Batum, Cha, 32.4 for $5,200; PF Pascal Siakam, Tor, 23.1 for $3,900
  • numberFire: PF Pascal Siakam, Tor, 24.6 for $3,900; SF/PF Jerami Grant, Okl, 25.9 for $4,200
  • RotoGrinders: SG/SF Nicolas Batum, Cha, 34.8 for $5,200; SG/SF Gerald Green, Hou, 25.5 for $3,900


  • Blend: SF Kyle Anderson, Mem, 22.2 for $3,900; SG Dennis Schroder, Okl, 26.9 for $5,200
  • numberFire: SF Kyle Anderson, Mem, 22.4 for $3,900; PF Pascal Siakam, Tor, 25.1 for $4,400
  • RotoGrinders: SF Kyle Anderson, Mem, 24.0 for $3,900; SF Nicolas Batum, Cha, 33.8 for $6,300
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: C Nerlens Noel, Okl, 21.0 for $3,900; SG Rodney McGruder, Mia, 30.0 for $5,600


  • Blend: SG Rodney Hood, Cle, 25.0 for $11; PF Pascal Siakam, Tor, 22.3 for $10
  • numberFire: PF Pascal Siakam, Tor, 25.1 for $10; PF Nemanja Bjelica, Sac, 28.9 for $15
  • RotoGrinders: SG Rodney Hood, Cle, 26.5 for $11; C Kelly Olynyk, Mia, 30.1 for $14
  • Daily Fantasy Fuel: SG Danny Green, Tor, 23.2 for $12; C Larry Nance Jr., Cle, 30.0 for $16

Never miss ASL’s latest fantasy sports news. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list the sports you are interested in (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, EPL) to start receiving ASL’s newsletter.