As you recall, SBNation has partnered with FanDuel this season to give our readers a chance to see what is the latest breaking trend in the fantasy basketball industry, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS).
Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.
The excellent thing about daily fantasy sports, and especially fantasy basketball, is that it's a new game every day. No worries about injuries, deadbeat owners in your league, etc. It's just day after day of heart pounding, game following excitement.
I am taking you guys through a season of NBA games from the daily fantasy point of view, complete with tracking my every day wins and losses. When will I bust out and lose it all? Come back and find out!
What Happened Friday?
Can we get through one game without some injury derailing our chances at winning? Ah, the lament of the borderline DFS winner, and in which I currently have two houses. Derrick Rose basically played a half, leaving a good amount of points on the table and preventing us from sweeping our contests Friday.
The Lakers Boys (Jordan Hill and Ed Clark) were good, but we seem to always get a game or two which makes us dependent on the high priced guys to deliver, leaving me way to exposed to a guy leaving a game early due to blowout or injury taking us out of the contest.
Bottom line is we're 2-11 in the money (btw, that's still brutal), and down $8.50 overall for a bankroll of $41.50. Going Broke Pace: Before the football games on Thanksgiving.
We are into one tourney tonight and two 50/50 games. One of the 50/50 games is a $2 double up. No tilting!
Here is my lineup for tonight for all games tonight:
PG: Rajon Rondo, Celtics @ Mavericks ($8,100)
PG: Tony Wroten, 76ers vs. Rockets ($7,000)
SG: JJ Redick, Clippers vs. Utah ($4,700)
SG: Alec Burks, Jazz @ Clippers ($5,100)
SF: Trevor Ariza, Rockets @ 76ers ($6,100)
SF: Hollis Thompson, 76ers vs. Rockets ($4,600)
PF: Anthony Davis, Pelicans @ Grizzlies ($10,900)
PF: Nerlens Noel, 76ers vs. Rockets ($6,100)
C: Omer Asik, Pelicans @ Grizzlies ($5,600)
As always, I am very interested in hearing from others in the comments area about what they are doing in DFS and if you have any questions, feel free to chime in!
Jason Walker is the Managing Editor for Peachtree Hoops and is an avid fantasy sports player in both seasonal and daily sports leagues. You can read other fantasy related items at his site dedicated to such things, RotoAdvice.com and hit him up on Twitter @JasonWalkerRoto.
How to Play and The Rules of Engagement:
The way that FanDuel works is as follows:
1. Head over to FanDuel today, register and check out the NBA games they have running.
For example: One of the NBA games they have for pay is a $5 entry, 100 first place tourney.
2. Once you enter, you set a lineup based on a salary cap of $60K and enter 2 PG, 2 SG, 2 SF, 2 PF and a Center (yes, Horford is considered a center).
3. Once your cap-friendly lineup is complete, click Enter and BOOM!, the fun begins!
Now, a bit of bad news. Here are specific rules. They include this: "In order to deposit money to play paid entry games you must be able to represent and warrant that you are not a resident of any of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana or Washington."
But there are still free games on the site, in which you can take part if you are from those states, and I know most of our readers don't fall into this category, but if you do, you can still have some fun!