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Draft Kings: Win up to $5,000 Monday Night!

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Monday night on Draft Kings you can turn $2 into $5,000! Overall there will be $45,000 given away in this one day NBA fantasy league and the top 3,000 will walk away with a piece of the prize pool.

Draft Kings has revolutionized fantasy sports by eliminating the season-long grind to reap the benefits of your fantasy skills. They give away millions every week in one-day leagues. Our readers have been winning cash every day all season long and it’s time for you to get in on the action as well! By signing up through Basketball Insiders your initial deposit is matched up to $600, meaning you can play in your first several leagues for free essentially!

On Draft Kings, you serve as the general manager of your own team, which consists of a starting PG, SG, SF, PF, C, backup G, backup F and utility player of any position. There is a $50,000 hard cap and players are priced based on their average fantasy points per game. Here’s a look at Monday’s NBA schedule and how much the top players in action will cost you.

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As important as star power is, what’s key to walking away with cash in Draft Kings is the value picks. Here’s a look at Basketball Insiders’ five best value plays for Monday evening:

Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls – SG) Price: $7,400, Average fantasy points per game: 36.9
It’s no secret that Jimmy Butler has exploded this season and at $7,400 he only costs $1,200 more than the average you have to spend on each spot. Based on the fact that he produces more like a guy priced at $9-10,000, he’s a must start against a young Utah Jazz team.

Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls – C) Price: $7,200, FPPG: 30.4
Both Noah and Pau Gasol ($7,300) are underpriced in today’s league based on their projected production. The Jazz’s big men have gotten a lot better, but this is an instance where going with experience over youth should pay off. Noah’s production could slip slightly with Gasol’s return (he’s missed the last three games), but he should still easily out-perform his price tag.

Trevor Ariza (Houston Rockets) Price: $6,100 FPPG: 28.7
Ariza is playing with a real chip on his shoulder this season and with Dwight Howard still in question, he’s a good pick up against the team that originally drafted him. The Knicks are a serious work in progress right now, setting the stage for Ariza to feast on them.

Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic – SG) Price: $5,000, FPPG: 25.8
Fournier has been one of the most improved players so far this season, and with Tobias Harris’ status in question for tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, he’s a must start. Fournier has been explosive offensively, evident by the 21 points he put up against Charlotte on Friday, and should be able to have more success against the Cavaliers’ lackluster defense than he did on Saturday against the Miami HEAT where he only managed 11 points.

Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks – PF) Price: $4,800, FPPG: 24.5
At 4,800 Stoudemire is worth the gamble. In order to win in Draft Kings, you have to roll the dice on some lower priced players in order to pick up some of the stars shown above and Stoudemire has really been impressive lately. He’s coming off of a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in just 20 minutes of action last time out. If Dwight Howard is out, or still hobbling a bit, he could be in store for another big night.

Ready to play? Here’s how:

1. Sign into an existing account or sign up for a new on Draft Kings<— CLICK HERE TO PLAY

2. Draft a starting PG, SG, SF, PF, C, backup G, backup F and utility player of any position by 6 pm EST Monday night and click submit.

3. Finish in the top 3,000 and win!