NBA Lineup Construction 2/2/17

We transition from a monster 12-game slate to one of the worst slates of the entire season. This four-gamer is already filled with tons of value and allows us to fit anyone we want. I was on the fence about playing this slate, but now that I’m writing about it I might as well make some money, right? I’ll go over the lineup making process and make a combines list of who are the top plays when considering price, opportunity cost, and upside. Let’s get into it!

Roster Construction

This one is easy. It’s a “stars and scrubs” night and I think we can all agree. With the Warriors and the Rockets on the slate, we know which studs we want to use. We also have the Spurs on a back-to-back which have already ruled out Aldridge for tonight’s game. This is just the beginning of the perfect stars and scrubs lineup. Dedmon and Lee make for phenomenal value plays and are great fantasy point per minute producers. James Harden and Kawhi Leonard lead the charge as the studs we want and seem pretty easy to fit with the value out there.

Last four-game slate featured a winning lineup that had… I’ll just leave this here.


The big $4 tournament was won using two $3k players (Zubac, Finney-Smith), and Jameer Nelson who was $4.5k. This allowed him to use Karl-Anthony Towns and Nikola Jokic as his studs. This is what we’re going for on tonight’s slate as it provides the most upside.


Guys who make it happen

In this list I’ll just combine the best point-per-dollar plays on the slate and ones you should be using as a staple of your lineups.


Dewayne DedmonDewayne Dedmon
David LeeDavid Lee
John WallJohn Wall
Kawhi LeonardJames Harden
James HardenDraymond Green

It seems pretty easy to fit your favorite plays in today so getting a little creative can go a long way on this slate. Trying to cash as many lineups as possible seems like a better strategy on a slate with tons of overlap. Getting too cute can cost you quite a bit.

As always, tweet me (@MLora) any questions you may have about the slate. I’ll also be in the premium slack chat addressing concerns before the slate. May this Thursday bring you all tons of money. Till next time, party animals!