Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings NBA Optimal Lineup for October 27

October 27th, 2015 by Mark Vandeusen Leave a reply »

Opening night of the 2015-16 NBA season is upon us.  There are three games on the schedule Tuesday to whet the appetite of DraftKings daily fantasy players.  Several of the league's biggest names will take the floor, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis.

It takes more than just stars to win in daily fantasy, though—production from lower-cost options is often the key to success.

Below is an optimal lineup for October 27, along with five picks likely to outperform their salaries:


Best Values

PG Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons ($7,800) at Atlanta Hawks

Reggie Jackson is the second-most expensive point guard available after Curry.  However, Jackson is $1,700 cheaper than the reigning MVP and may put up similar numbers at a much better price.

Jackson averaged 30.3 fantasy points per game last year, but that number jumped to 38.6 after he joined the Pistons and took over a starting role.  Similarly, Jackson's usage percentage rose from 22.1 to 28.6, which would've put him among the top 10 in the leag ...

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