NBA Playoff Schedule and DFS Picks for Thursday, April 24

Three games on the NBA playoff schedule for Thursday night which means we have FanDuel action!  Here’s the time and channels for tonight’s games:

Game 3 - Thu. April 24, Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Thu. April 24, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 3 - Thu. April 24, L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m., TNT

Tonight’s DFS Basketball Tournament Picks

Sorry for missing you guys yesterday on the picks, but it was probably for the best as my team really stunk it up with a 236.  I got busy working in the yard and then got about 10 rose bush thorns stuck in my arm, which took about an hour to get out.  Let that be a lesson for all DFS players, if you don’t have the time to do the research, then don’t play.  Your bankroll will thank you.  Here’s what I’ve got for tonight’s FanDuel $18,000 NBA Shot:

PG   Jeff Teague   $7000
PG   Mike Conley   $7700
SG   Klay Thompson $6200
SG   Kyle Korver   $4200
SF   Paul George   $9300
SF   Harrison Barnes   $4400
PF   David West   $6400
PF   David Lee   $6700
C    Marc Gasol   $8100

I have to say that I don’t really care much for this team, but with only three games on the schedule, I guess it isn’t horrible.  And besides, having some money riding on it makes it so much more fun for us degens to watch, LOL.  Good luck tonight guys.

Fantasy Baseball Tournaments and Cash Games

With fantasy basketball winding down, I also wanted to give you guys a heads up on real money fantasy baseball games going at FanDuel.  While the daily basketball games are going on for most of the playoffs, I know many of you guys will be switching over to baseball soon and FanDuel has you covered.  They also have weekly fantasy football games for real money, so check them out, you can sign up for free HERE.

As a little bonus, here’s what I’ve got tonight for the FanDuel $18,000 MLB Squeeze:

P    Scott Kazmir   $7600
C    Matt Wieters   $3300
1B   Mike Napoli   $3200
2B   Dustin Pedroia   $3300
SS   Ian Desmond   $3100
3B   Brett Lawrie   $2800
OF   Jose Bautista   $4700
OF   Carlos Beltran   $3600
OF   Jayson Werth   $3100

Tuesday Night Playoff Schedule and DFS Picks

Three games on the schedule for Tuesday night:

Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 2 - Tue. April 22, Washington at Chicago, 9:30 p.m., TNT

DFS Tournament and 50/50 Picks

My Monday-Tuesday games are not looking too good with Klay Thompson posting a real dud Monday night.  Zach Randolph was solid, but I’m not sure if I can overcome the poor game from Klay.  Since there are three games on the schedule tonight, FanDuel has games that cover tonight only.   I’m still kicking around some ideas, but my roster is below.   I’d really like to go Joe Jonson instead of Kyle Korver, but the salary cap just isn’t very flexible with only three NBA games.  Here’s what I got so far for the FanDuel $15,000 NBA Shot Tournament:

PG   Deron Williams   $6700
PG   John Wall   $7800
SG   Kyle Korver   $4500
SG   Jimmy Butler   $6300
SF   Paul George   $9000
SF   Paul Pierce   $6000
PF   Nene Hilario  $6500
PF   David West   $6500
C     Jonas Valanciunas   $6600

Salary Cap is $60,000,  Salary Cap Used is $59,900.

I’ve also got a second team in the tournament with the same roster but switching out Joe Johnson for Korver, Roy Hibbert for Valanciunas and DeRozan for Butler.  I don’t like the team much because of Hibbert, but for $2 I figured I’d give it a gamble.

Good luck tonight guys!

Monday Night NBA Schedule and DFS Picks

How great was this weekend for basketball fans?  NBA on TV from noon until midnight on Saturday and Sunday.  This should be standard EVERY weekend.  Only two games tonight, but FanDuel is still running real money games by combining Monday and Tuesday’s schedule.  Here’s the TNT doubleheader on tap for tonight:

Game 2 - Mon. April 21, Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 2 - Mon. April 21, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m., TNT

DFS Fantasy Tournament Picks

My team put up 287.2 points Sunday, which was good enough to cash in a majority of my 50/50 games, but still no luck in the $18,000 NBA Shot.   Things were actually looking pretty good going into the last game of the night, but The Houston-Portland game produced some big fantasy lines and anyone with LaMarcus Aldridge passed me pretty quickly.  But the great thing with DFS is today is a brand new draft, so here’s what I’m going with tonight in the $2 entry $5000 FanDuel NBA Shot:

PG   Deron Williams   $6700
PG   Jeff Teague   $6800
SG   Joe Johnson   $5900
SG   Klay Thompson   $6200
SF   Paul George   $8700
SF   Paul Pierce   $5400
PF   Zach Randolph   $7600
PF   Nene Hilario   $6200
C    Jonas Valanciunas  $6400

Salary cap is $60,000, Salary used $59,900

I’m playing small with these two-day schedules because once tonight’s game tips off, the lineups are locked.  If injury news comes out tomorrow on someone playing Tuesday,  it can really hurt,  so be careful and manage your bankroll properly.

Sunday NBA Playoff Schedule and DFS Tournament Picks

Today’s NBA Schedule

Another full day of basketball on tap for Sunday with games starting at 1:00 pm EST.  Here is today’s schedule with TV listings:

Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m., TNT
Game 1 - 
Sun. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 1 - Sun. April 20, Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m., TNT

Daily Fantasy Tournament Picks

Yesterday’s tournament picks put up a score of 274.8 which was good enough to cash in all of my 50/50 games, but was just outside of cashing in the tournament.  West and DeRozan had poor games and Roy Hibbert only put up 13.6 FDP, which was still poor value even with the $4100 salary.

Here’s what I’m rolling with today for all my FanDuel 50/50 and Tournament Games:

PG   Tony Parker   $5700
PG   Damian Lillard   $7200
SG   Dwyane Wade   $6900
SG   Jimmy Butler   $6200
SF   Nicolas Batum   $$7400
SF   Shawn Marion   $4900
PF   Tim Duncan   $7300
PF   Dirk Nowitzki   $8400
C    Chris Bosh  $5800

Salary cap is $60,000,  Salary cap used is $59,800.

I’d love to squeeze LeBron on the roster today, but with only a four game schedule and LeBron’s salary at $10,400, there just wasn’t enough cheap value to be found at the other positions to compensate.  Today’s team is probably a better 50/50 team than it is GPP tournament team.

Rosters lock at 1:00 pm EST, so make sure you have your FanDuel Games set by then.   Also, the $18,000 NBA Shot with a $2 entry fee is filling quickly this morning so get in early.

Saturday NBA Playoff Schedule and DFS Tournament Picks

Here’s the schedule for Saturday’s 2014 NBA Playoff Games:

Game 1 – Sat. April 19, Brooklyn at Toronto, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 1 – Sat. April 19, Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m., ABC/R
Game 1 – Sat. April 19, Atlanta at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 1 – Sat. April 19, Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Here’s my FanDuel $15,000 NBA Shot Tournament selections for Saturday:

PG   Jeff Teague   $6800
PG   Deron Williams   $6700
SG   Klay Thompson   $6200
SG   DeMar DeRozan   $7600
SF   Paul Pierce   $5400
SF   Paul George   $8700
PF   Zach Randolph   $7600
PF   David West   $6700
C     Roy Hibbert   $4100

Salary Cap $60,000,  Salary Cap Used $59,800

FanDuel currently has their real money games posted for Saturday, so start building your team!