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 Recently?
Well, we've finally caught some good fortune and hit it on a couple of tourneys, including a $15 win on a Shot contest and taking down 4th in SBNation's tourney recently.
Bottom line is we are now UP, UP, UP $30.86 overall for a bankroll of $80.86.
Going Broke Pace: Going Broke? We may never lose again! (but seriously, probably around Valentine's Day.)
We are in the Dribble ($1 tourney) and a 50/50 ($2) tonight.
Here is my lineup for tonight's games (check the comments for any late changes):
Playing the values at the point tonight since the better options have been priced up above a likely value line. Vasquez continues to get good minutes and production at the 2-guard with DeRozan out and Joseph is going to be a very hot play due to his price and Tony Parker being OUT for the game against the Jazz.
Really like Rudy Gay and his heavy usage against the Lakers and the Portland/Detroit game should feature plenty of rebounds and opportunities for the front court, hence they all-in on Batum, Aldridge and Drummond. Anderson is a bit of hunch after watching a few Pelicans games he seems to draw the heavy minutes later in the game and with the Lakers giving up the second most threes in the league, it is a good fit for Anderson.
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! If you have a success story, get in there and shout about it!
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!