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DFS Optimizer: Lock in Beal and Beverley

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: January 6, 2021, 1:31 pm ET

As we roll into Week 3 of the NBA season, fantasy managers in season-long leagues are busy making adjustments to their lineups and taking stock of their rosters. Meanwhile, daily fantasy is as appealing as ever, and with so much up-and-coming talent alongside big-name veterans, the lineup possibilities can sometimes be overwhelming.

Today we look at our NBA DFS Tools, which are loaded with content targeted at providing the knowledge you need to make winning lineup and roster decisions every single day — from projections to high/low values and optimal lineups — we've never been more proud of what we have to offer.

Previously we've offered looks at what our Optimal Lineups tool can produce; recommended lineups for any slate. Today, we're checking out the Optimizer, a unique tool that allows you to craft an ideal lineup, but with restrictions based on who you want to anchor your roster around.  Big on Jayson Tatum, but hate the high salary? Select him as an excluded player and see how the lineup changes.  If you can't resist the uptick in minutes for Jarrett Allen with KD sidelined, then lock him in to ensure he's featured in every (and as many) lineups as you want to build.

In this optimized lineup, we love the value offered by Patrick Beverley and Victor Oladipo, but are shying away from Christian Wood due to his low points/$. Have a look:

 

NBA DFS Optimized Lineup | Yahoo! $200 Salary Cap | 7:00 Main Slate

*PG - Patrick Beverley, LAC | $10 | 31.2 Projected Points | 3.12 PTS/$1
*SG - Bradley Beal, WAS | $41 | 52.1 Projected Points | 1.27 PTS/$1
G - LaMelo Ball, CHA | $22 | 41.7 Projected Points | 1.9 PTS/$1
SF - Victor Oladipo, IND | $27 | 45.1 Projected Points | 1.67 PTS/$1
PF - Giannis Antetokounmpo, MLW | $51 | 63.5 Projected Points | 1.25 PTS/$1
F - Nicolas Batum, LAC | $12 | 35.8 Projected Points | 2.98 PTS/$1
C - Bobby Portis, MLW | $15 | 39.3 Projected Points | 2.62 PTS/$1
UTIL - Terrence Ross, ORL | $20 | 40.2 Projected Points | 2.01 PTS/$1

* denotes a locked player

Excluded: C Christian Wood, HOU | $40 | 39 Projected Points | 0.98 PTS/$1
 

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