Fantasy Spin: Trade Deadline Will Shake Up Player Values

DraftStreet of Dreams

Tuesday night in the NBA was full of surprises and disappointments, as none of my eight $2 teams came even close to finishing in the money. That’s OK, as every day is a brand-new opportunity to win.

Even if you have never played in a daily fantasy league, try the Sheridan Hoops Freeroll on Friday. There’s no entry fee and $300 in guaranteed prize money. Pick an 8-man team within the $100,000 salary cap and you could win $100 cash, no strings attached.

On Saturday, there will be a different kind of challenge, for experienced players. It’s the “Beat Sheridan” Challenge, with a very limited number of teams, a $22 entry fee and much larger prizes. Finish ahead of Chris Sheridan and you win an extra five bucks, not to mention bragging rights. More details and a link to enter that one will be available on Friday.

DraftStreet 15Feb. 20
StarsOver $13,000
LeBron James$23,485
Kevin Durant$22,897
Josh Smith$19,161
Kyrie Irving$16,649
Kobe Bryant$16,625
ScrubsUnder $9,000
Antawn Jamison$8,834
Lance Stephenson$7,648
Maurice Harkless$7,119
Jonas Jerebko$4,335
Jerryd Bayless$6,301
Starters$9,000 to $13,000
George Hill$12,005
Tristan Thompson$11,773
O.J. Mayo$11,506
Gerald Henderson$10,850
Vince Carter$10,202

As always, the chart makes five suggestions in the top, bottom and middle price ranges. With 11 NBA games, there are millions of possible 8-man lineups and dozens of other players worth using. You can make unlimited changes until the 7:00 EST deadline, but if there’s no breaking news or changes of heart, here’s my lineup:

F1 Kevin Durant (OKC-F) $22,897
F2 Maurice Harkless (ORL-F) $7,119
G1 Kyrie Irving (CLE-G) $16,649
G2 Ricky Rubio (MIN-G) $15,579
C1 Nikola Pekovic (MIN-C) $14,741
C2 Larry Sanders (MIL-C) $13,150
U1 Jerryd Bayless (MEM-G) $6,301
U2 Quincy Pondexter (MEM-G) $3,297

This is a classic Stars-and-Scrubs approach, with Durant and four others priced above $13,000, filling in with three guys who I hope will outproduce their bargain salaries.

The Fantasy Spin is here every morning, by 10:00 EST. Follow me on Twitter — @SheridanFantasy — for updates.

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