An Inside View Into Winning Lineups For NBA Daily Fantasy Sports At DraftKings
Super exciting and fun night in DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports and we want to say congratulations to “Maineventers” for winning this Friday’s DraftKings $65,000 Guaranteed NBA Layup Tournament by scoring 376 daily fantasy sports points which is one of the higher scores we have see on on the year. In the quick paced, unpredictable sport that is NBA daily fantasy sports, grabbing the victory in a 37,375 lineup entry tournament is a notable feat and also a perfect opportunity for us to study what it takes to create winning Draft Kings NBA daily fantasy sports lineups. This Friday in the NBA we found ourselves facing a 9 game schedule making it yet again another high flying, action packed night in daily fantasy sports. When trying to build NBA DraftKings daily fantasy sports lineup of the night there is always a variety of important variables we should be taking into consideration. Lets take a look at the components that make up this weeks Friday night winning DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports lineup and see what types of knowledge we can extract in hopes of improving our own lineup building skills.
Position 1: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Point Guard:
Jarrett Jack 35 Pts, 13 Ast, 8 REB, 1 Stl (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 67.5)
Jarrett Jack has really been playing well lately while Deron Williams is out injured and he does not show any signs of slowing down. On Brooklyn team that his limited scoring and with a slumping Joe Johnson, Jack has been a great value play in the $6000 price range which is rare for a starting point guard getting lots of looks in the NBA. He was also aided by the game going into overtime but this was also a great matchup play as Tornoto guard defense has been questionable at best this year. It seems like Brook Lopez return to the court might actually be helping Jack as well giving more assist opportunities and relieving some of the overall game pressure. Jarrett is one to keep an eye on and play as long as his price stays reasonable and Deron stays hurt.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Hot Guards Against Weak Defenses
Position 2: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Shooting Guard:
Eric Gordon 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 44)
With Jrue Holiday out with injury and Anthony Davis a bit banged up Eric Gordon has really been given a chance to shine and he has been doing exactly that lately. Playing along side Tyreka Evens has done wonders for Gordon’s game and he scoring much more NBA daily fantasy sports points then his $5000 range price tag would suggest. He is a guy who shoots well and takes lots of three pointers making him a great pick up for any lineup lately. Clippers are also a bit banged up at shooting guard which is weak at defense anyways again making this a very well thought out match up play.
DFS Lesson: Play Hot Role Players With Strong Matchups On Injured Teams
Position 3: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Small Forward:
Josh Smith 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk, 2 Stl (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 39.5)
With Dwight Howard sidelined with a hurt knee and James Harden cooling down a bit the Rockets are really needing the whole team to step up and come through and newly signed is filling that role nicely off the bench posting better and better numbers as he gets more used to the Houston offense. Its a bit hard to tell where the Rockets scoring will come from on any given night but at the $5000’s price and no Howard Smith might be and interesting lineup insertion on any given night. This is also a great time to note that Boston may be a bit weak at defending small forwards which may come in hand for future plays (getting rid of Jeff Green probably has a bit to do with this).
DFS Lesson: Play Hot Bench Players With Strong Matchups On Injured Teams
Position 4: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Power Forward:
Donatas Motiejunas 26 Pts, 12 Reb, 1Ast (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 43.5)
An interesting double forward play from the same team that seemed to payoff nicely. It looks like the forwards of Boston such as Bass and Sullinger just could not hang with the faster outside shooting forwards from the rockets. Harden seems to be giving more of the offense up lately so all starting Rockets are on the table on any given night.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Matchups On Teams Injuries
Position 5: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Center:
Hassan Whiteside 16 Pts, 24 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 Stl, 3 (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 50)
Hassan Whiteside is now starting for the Miami Heat and is an absolute rebounding machine. With Dywane Wade currently out with injury Hassan is also getting a bit more looks around the basket making is daily fantasy sports value rise even more. At 28.6% Whiteside was the highest owned player percentage wise on this winning team meaning that a lot of people are finding value in his $6400 salary cost on the short staffed Heat. Look for this trend to continue if Wade sits more.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Hot Role Players On Injured Teams
Position 6: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Guard:
Chris Paul 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 51.5)
Chris Paul’s fantasy price is dropping while he is still putting up the same daily fantasy sports numbers making him a must look now. One of the best point guards in the NBA that brings every night in almost all categories this is almost always a great pick especially as the price on Paul seems to be sliding a tad bit. John Wall is another one to look for on this same trend making them great plays when guys like Curry or Westbrook just are not fitting into your salary cap. Paul was also the least owned on the team at 5.1% making it a great spot to pick up daily fantasy points where others may not be. New Orleans starting point guard is also out making a nice play against the lighter defense of Tyreka Evans.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Superstars With Positive Price and Point Trends
Position 7: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Forward:
Nerlens Noel 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl, 6 Blk (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 45.5)
On a 76er’s team that is still trying to find itself Nerlens Noel is a guy who gets lots of minutes and looks on the court. As another guy that can fill every stat category and as a player in the low $5000 range on any given night Noel always has a lot of potential to score a lot of daily fantasy sports on any given night. As Philadelphia seems to be playing a bit mroe competively lately and with Tony Wroten out there seems to be more and more opportunity to find spots for 76er players like Noel, Williams, Covington and Luc M. Minnesota is also known to be soft on defense in the Power Forward / Center position giving Noel a nice matchup as well against an up tempo team.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Hot Role Players With Strong Matchups On Injured Teams
Position 8: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Position:
Joakim Noah 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk (NBA DraftKings Daily Fantasy Points = 34.5)
Noah was the lowest scoring player of the night but is by no meas a bad pick. Joakim has been playing really well lately and can put up 35 – 50 daily fantasy points easy on any given night. When Butler sits outs his value really picks up as was the case a few games ago. At $6400 he is still a great price and against a high shooting Phoenix team makes it a great look. This lineup could have been something amazing if he had put Brook Lopez here but this was an impressive lineup and a great job done none the less.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Take a Chance on Up Tempo Bench Players
Do you think you have the skills to make a winning DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports lineup? With fantasy sports tournaments happening daily how could you not be testing your knowledge? We know we can not resist putting our lienups and picks up against the player pool in another night of exciting DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports action.