Friday Night NBA Playoff Schedule and DFS Picks

Three games on the schedule for Friday night:

Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Toronto at Brooklyn, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Chicago at Washington, 8 p.m., ESPN
Game 3 - Fri. April 25, Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

DFS Fantasy Basketball Tournament Picks

Not much happening last night as my team put up a mediocre 263, which was good enough for a breakeven night.  Still no luck in the tournament though.  Hopefully tonight will be better.  I’m rolling out two different entries for tonight’s $18,000 FanDuel NBA Shot:

Lineup 1
PG   Damian Lillard   $7500
PG   Kyle Lowry   $8400
SG   Joe Johnson   $6200
SG   Jimmy Butler   $6200
SF   Paul Pierce    $6000
SF   Trevor Ariza   $5700
PF   Nene Hilario   $6600
PF   Terrence Jones   $6400
C     Jonas Valanciunas   $6600

Lineup 2
PG   Damian Lillard   $7500
PG   Deron Williams   $6500
SG   Joe Johnson   $6200
SG   Brad Beal   $7200
SF   Nicolas Batum   $7400
SF   Paul Pierce   $6000
PF   Nene Hilario   $6600
PF   Taj Gibson $5800
C     Jonas Valanciunas $6600

All FanDuel games lock at 7:00 tonight but the tournaments have been filling a couple of hours before tipoff, so play it safe and get in the tourneys early.

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!

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!