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!

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!

Picks for Tonight’s $200,000 FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Championship Qualifier

It’s Friday, which means FanDuel is hosting their weekly qualifier for the $200,000 Fantasy Basketball Championship tonight.  I’ve looked through tonight’s games and put together a list of elite players who should have good games, as well as some bargain plays who might surprise with a good performance.  If you haven’t been playing this weekly tournament, you can SIGN UP FREE HERE.

 

Point Guard

Stephen Curry (GSW, $8000) – At home, against the Charlotte Bobcats, need I say more about this matchup?  Curry should have a big night.

George Hill (IND, $6700) - Hill is matched up on Kyrie Irving, who isn’t known for his defense.  Hill put up 30 FD points on the Cavs a couple weeks ago without Irving in the lineup and I’d expect that he will probably get close to that again tonight.

Jose Calderon (TOR, $4900) – Kyle Lowry continues to be sidelined with his triceps injury which leaves Calderon as the starter.  Calderon has been averaging nearly 30 FD points a game and has a nice matchup at home against a weak Magic squad.

 

Shooting Guard

DeMar DeRozan (TOR, $6400) – Toronto’s two primary scorers, Kyle Lowry and Andrea Bargnani, are out so the scoring load has fallen to DeRozan.  He should get somewhere between 15-20 shot attempts against the Magic at home, which is good potential for $6400.

Jordan Crawford (WAS, $6000) – The Wizards are without John Wall and AJ Price and have been giving Crawford plenty of run with the ball in his hands.  That should continue tonight in Detroit.

Alan Anderson (TOR, $3500) – The Raptors are loaded with good plays tonight and Anderson is another one.  He’s bargain basement price and seems to be scoring well going for 24, 18 and 16 points in his last three games.  If you want to load up on a couple of studs elsewhere on your roster, Anderson is a great cheap roster filler.

 

Small Forward

Carmelo Anthony (NYK, $9100) – He’s scored 30+ in four of his last five.  He’s a must start if you have the salary cap space.

Paul Pierce (BOS, $7500) – Pierce has been a little hit or miss lately, but he put up 40 in his last one and could be on a nice streak.  He’s also one of those guys that even when he’s not completely on, still puts up a good FanDuel score because he can contribute in so many categories.

J.R. Smith (NYK, $5600) – Smith went through a slump a couple weeks ago, but he’s been looking good lately scoring 15+ in his last 7 games.  That should continue tonight at home against a Bulls team running Kirk Hinrich and Marco Belinelli in the backcourt.

 

Power Forward

David Lee (GSW, $8800) – At home against the weakest interior in the league.  Matchups just don’t get any better than that.

Zach Randolph (MEM, $7900) – Randolph has a home matchup against the Mavs, who might be without Elton Brand and Brandan Wright.  Not sure if there is anyone that can stop Randolph tonight.

Ed Davis (TOR, $4500) – And back to Toronto we go.  Andrea Bargnani is out and Davis has been doing a great job filling in for him.  At $4600, he should easily be able to pick up enough stats to justify that salary.

 

Center

Marc Gasol (MEM, $7500) – Gasol has a great matchup at home against Chris Kaman.  Should be a good night for Gasol.

Greg Monroe (DET, $6800) – The Pistons have  home game against the weak interior of the Wizards.  Monroe should match up well against Chris Singleton, Kevin Seraphin and Emeka Okafor.

Nikola Vucevic (ORL, $5600) – Vucevic has been putting up nice double-doubles over the last couple of weeks and has a decent matchup against the Raptors who are dealing with injuries.

 

Monday’s Fantasy Basketball Tournament Schedule and Sit/Start Picks

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

 

Point Guard

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.

 

Shooting Guard

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.

 

Small Forward

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.

 

Power Forward

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.

 

Center

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.