Good morning Daily Fantasy Basketball players!
Over the past two weeks I’ve been noticing many people complaining that they are unable to cash in Guaranteed Prize Pools (GPP) tournaments. Before I give you a few value plays let me share a couple of things that might help you out in your Daily Fantasy Basketball journey.
Let’s remember that Daily Fantasy Sports is similar to sports betting; but unlike sports betting you aren’t playing against the house but 30,000 other people. Among those 30,000 people probably 3000 of them are “professionals” and again unlike sports betting those professionals are playing against you and not with you so to speak.
Just like sports betting professional Daily Fantasy Sports players don’t always win. No matter how much or how little research you do or no matter how big the bankroll you have, you will go through hot weeks and cold streaks.
The odds of you winning a GPP at a site like FanDuel are akin to picking the number on any given night. You might box it or whatever but hitting the number is no easy task.
My best advice to you who are struggling is this; if it stops being fun or you are losing more than you can afford to lose than quit.
My best advice to you who are “winning” I would say quit gloating because your time is coming.
Here is who I have for you tonight in FanDuel’s nine game main slate.
The Atlanta Hawks have allowed point guards (PG) to average 49.29 Fantasy points a game. Tonight the Hawks travel to Washington to take on the Wizards and All Star PG John Wall ($9000). This season Wall is averaging 44.7 FanDuel points a game and 54.5 FanDuel points a game at home. On a slate with full of PG’s like Damian Lillard ($9600), Chris Paul ($9000) and Stephen Curry ($8800) I like Wall the best tonight.
Golden State Warriors Shooting Guard (SG) Klay Thompson ($5900) has a ridiculous price tonight and a great matchup on the road against a Los Angeles Lakers team allowing SG’s 44.32 FanDuel points a game this season. Thompson is averaging 26.1 FanDuel points a game and while he’s getting nearly the same amount of shots (16.2) as he did last season (17.3) his shots aren’t falling. I don’t care and as long as he stays this inexpensive I am going to keep putting him out there.
Phoenix Suns Small Forward (SF) T. J. Warren ($5900) is off to a terrific start to the season averaging 34.4 FanDuel points a game and he has a road game against a New Orleans Pelicans team allowing SF to average 44.12 FanDuel points a game. Because of the price point and production Warren will be a bit chalky but this game has the second highest over under on the slate (212.5) and you will want to have exposure to this game and Warren offers you salary relief and some upside as well.
There are plenty of good Power Forwards (PF) but Atlanta Hawks PF Paul Millsap ($8100) is by far my favorite on tonight’s slate. The Wizards are allowing PF’s to average 40.35 FanDuel points a game this season and Millsap has been solid averaging 35.1 FanDuel points including 45.4 FanDuel points against this same Washington team on opening night. The Hawks have had a couple of nights rest and Millsap should be fresh as a daisy and ready to rumble in Washington tonight.
Dallas Mavericks Center Andrew Bogut ($4200) has a terrific matchup at home tonight against a Portland Trail Blazers defense allowing centers to average 52.7 Fantasy points a game. That’s a ton of points and while I harbor no illusions that Bogut will drop a 50 burger on this team if he scores 28 FanDuel points tonight he will hit seven times value. This season Bogut is averaging 19 FanDuel points a game so I am hoping for a big night from Bogut against the Trail Blazers.
Good luck at FanDuel tonight!