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- Daily Fantasy Basketball: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – April 1 - Apr 1, 2015
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Daily Fantasy Basketball is in full swing, which means each day XN Sports will have a column detailing advised plays and lineups for the remainder of the NBA season. For those familiar with DraftKings, their daily fantasy basketball is formatted differently this season. There is no multi-position eligibility, which makes it a bit harder to set your lineup.
For those unfamiliar with DraftKings, you are given $50,000 in cap space to select a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center, a guard, a forward, and a utility player. There are no points deducted for missed shots, which changes the strategy from other sites. To read the full scoring, click here. Keep in mind that a double-double awards a bonus, which can be the difference between cashing in and winning nothing.
Generally, the goal for value is at five times a player’s salary, plus five points. That brings a lineup to 290 fantasy points, which will cash each day.
Give DraftKings a shot, as there will be a few freeroll opportunities each night in Daily Fantasy Basketball. Click here to play.
– First place wins $10,000
– Only $3 to enter (FREE with first deposit)
– Top 7,850 finishing positions are paid.
– Starts tonight at 7:00 PM EST
– Salary Cap Style Drafting. $50,000 to select 9 spots. 8 players
– Roster Format: 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F, 1 Utility
Remember, when you sign-up on DraftKings, use the promo code: XN.
Each position will have a few guys that we like for each night, ranked from top to bottom in terms of value. To find these players, tools like usage rate, defense vs. position, injuries, minutes, and more are used.
(GPP-only play) – Means that these players are risk/reward. Play them only in tournaments, not cash games.Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of this column, as it details things you do not want to miss.
There is a lot of news that will affect lineups tonight, stay informed before tip. To stay informed, use this for up to date injury news.
Russell Westbrook, OKC $12,500 (GPP-Only)
Ricky Rubio, MIN $8,100
Goran Dragic, MIA $6,200
Ish Smith, PHI $5,000 (GPP-Only)
Shaun Livingston, GSW $4,100
Eric Bledsoe, PHX $8,100
Dwyane Wade, MIA $7,200
J.J. Redick, LAC $6,200
Gerald Henderson, CHA $5,300 (GPP-Only)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, DET $4,200 (GPP-Only)
Jason Richardson, PHI $3,700 (GPP-Only)
Tobias Harris, ORL $6,700
Andrew Wiggins, MIN $6,500
Matt Barnes, LAC $4,700 (GPP-Only)
Tony Snell, CHI $4,300 (GPP-Only)
Harrison Barnes, GSW $4,100
LaMarcus Aldridge, POR $9,000
Draymond Green, GSW $7,200
Pau Gasol, CHI $8,900
Serge Ibaka, OKC $7,700
Nerlens Noel, PHI $6,800
Nikola Mirotic, CHI $6,800
Kenneth Faried, DEN $6,700
David Lee, GSW $3,900
Marcus Morris, PHX $4,500
Marvin Williams, CHA $4,000
DeMarcus Cousins, SAC $9,500
DeAndre Jordan, LAC $8,900
Nikola Vucevic, ORL $8,000
Robin Lopez, POR $5,000
Bismack Biyombo, CHA $3,100
Kelly Olynyk, BOS $4,000
– Do not forget to play the $3 contest, which can be found here.
– Be sure to keep up with inactives here.
If you have any questions or concerns leading to tip, let me know on Twitter @JoshCollacchi.
*Keep an eye on the inactives, as things in the NBA change at the last second. Good luck tonight.