May 5, 2014 Blog
The playoffs are rolling along and the number of games per night is getting smaller, which makes it difficult to have single day tournaments. So we’ve got two games tonight and two tomorrow. These are always difficult tournaments because of the risk of injury or illness news coming out tomorrow after your games are locked. But if you love basketball like I do, the risk is worth it! Here’s what I’ve got going for my Monday-Tuesday $5,000 FanDuel NBA Shot Tournament picks:
PG Deron Williams $6700
PG Tony Parker $6200
SG Joe Johnson $6200
SG Dwyane Wade $6700
SF Trevor Ariza $6100
SF Nicolas Batum $7600
PF Nene Hilario $6600
PF Tim Duncan $7900
C Chris Bosh $6000
I’ll probably put this team in a bunch of FanDuel 50/50 cash games also. 50/50 games are games in which the top 50% of the field gets paid. If you can beat half the people out there, you double your entry fee. Good luck tonight!
Apr 30, 2014 Blog
Three games on the NBA Playoff Schedule for Wednesday and we have games at FanDuel! We’ve still got nightly games, but as these series wrap up there won’t be enough games to play FanDuel every night, so definitely try these daily games out now before the season ends. Also, FanDuel has daily fantasy baseball games if that is your sport.
Game 5 – Dallas @ San Antonio, 7:00 pm
Game 5 – Brooklyn @ Toronto, 7:30 pm
Game 5 – Portland @ Houston, 9:30 pm
DFS Fantasy Basketball Tournament Picks
Not too many injuries or suspensions going on today. The most important moves to note are that Patrick Beverley is suffering from the flu and DeJuan Blair is suspended tonight for kicking Tiago Splitter. The Beverley injury could mean some extra run for Jeremy Lin.
Here’s my tournament team for tonight’s FanDuel $18,000 NBA Shot Tournament:
PG Damian Lillard $7800
PG Deron Williams $6500
SG DeMar DeRozan 7500
SG Manu Ginobili $5400
SF Paul Pierce $6100
SF Nicolas Batum $7800
PF Amir Johnson $4600
PF Dirk Nowitzki $8000
C Jonas Valanciunas $6300
Good luck tonight!
Apr 22, 2014 Blog
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!
Apr 18, 2014 Blog
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!
Nov 5, 2012 Blog
There are 8 NBA games on the schedule and a full slate of fantasy basketball tournaments tonight at every entry price level. Registration is easy, so get signed up for free and get in tonight’s games!! Here’s tonight’s tournament schedule followed by a few tournament picks:
$1000 NBA Dribbler – $1 Entry fee, $150 for 1st, 1116 Teams, Top 122 spots win
$5000 NBA Shot – $2 Entry fee, $700 for 1st, 2790 Teams, Top 250 spots win
$3000 NBA Assist – $5 Entry fee, $600 for 1st, 670 Teams, Top 71 spots win
$5000 NBA Rebound – $10 Entry fee, $1200 for 1st, 559 Teams, Top 55 spots win
$5000 NBA Slam – $25 Entry fee, $1000 for 1st, 223 Teams, Top 23 spots win
$2000 NBA Swish – $50 Entry fee, $750 for 1st, 44 Teams, Top 6 spots win
$3000 NBA Dunk – $100 Entry fee, $1200 for 1st, 33 Teams, Top 4 spots win
NBA 50/50 Leagues – $1 to $25 Entry fee available, Top half of field wins
Two Player Head to Head Games – $1 to $109 Entry Fee Available
Damian Lillard ($6400) – Lillard has looked great to start the season and his price is slowly creeping up from the $5000 starting level. I would guess this is the last week he’ll be priced below $7000, so use him now in a great matchup against the weak Mavs defense.
Darren Collison ($5900) – Collison is still very cheap, even after turning in a couple of solid performances, and tonight he gets a matchup against the inexperienced defense of Damian Lillard. Great value here.
Mo Williams ($6300) – Williams has been jacking up non-stop threes and should continue that trend tonight. This isn’t as good of a matchup as he usually gets because the backcourt of Mike Conley and Tony Allen is pretty good defensively, but it’s still pretty juicy for the salary price.
Dwyane Wade ($8700) – I think Wade is a must play tonight if you have the salary cap space. He’s shown to be healthy and has a favorable matchup against a fast paced Suns team with Jared Dudley opposing him at SG.
Paul George ($7100) – George will match up against Danny Green tonight and should post a big line.
Dion Waiters ($5500) – Fanduel has been a little slow to adjust Waiters’ salary, so if you want to gamble on a bargain at shooting guard, Waiters is great option against the weak defense of Jamal Crawford.
Dorell Wright ($6800) – Jason Richardson is out tonight and I’d expect that Evan Turner and Nick Young will handle the SG spot, which leaves Wright to absorb most of the minutes at SF. He needs to make a strong showing to make a case for future minutes.
Danny Green ($5600) – Check Manu Ginobili’s health status and if it looks like he’s out, then grab Green as a great low salary sleeper tonight.
Carmelo Anthony ($8300) – Melo is about all the Knicks have going on the offensive side of the ball and he should be able to abuse Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes for a big night.
Michael Beasley ($6500) – Beasley put up a real stinker to start the season, but has bounced back nicely. His salary still reflects his one bad game and he should be able to earn his $6500 salary against Miami since the Suns will likely be in catch up mode all night. Sometimes garbage time stats are good.
J.J. Hickson ($6800) – Fanduel still has Hickson listed at PF, so feel free to use him against the Mavs. Chris Kaman is still a bit limited, so Hickson could have an opportunity to get the best of him.
Chris Bosh ($7600) – Bosh is an interesting play after scoring 40 points Saturday against the Nuggets. He’s matched up against Marcin Gortat who gave up a huge game to the inexperienced Nikola Vucevic. Gortat could be a little fatigued after playing last night and Bosh could take advantage. Sometimes it’s just smart to ride the hot hand, and Bosh certainly had it Saturday.
Brook Lopez ($6900) – Lopez catches a scheduling break here with Kevin Love out of the lineup. He should be able to put up decent points against the more immobile Nikola Pekovic.
Anderson Varejao ($7000) – Varejao has put up a couple of monster games and makes a solid mid-range salary play against a Clippers team who hasn’t been rebounding all that well.
Roy Hibbert ($7400) – Hibbert will have a big size advantage against the Spurs if they choose to go with Boris Diaw at center. More than likely, Tiago Splitter will get the bulk of the minutes, but that’s still a pretty good matchup for Hibbert.