NBA GPP Recap: Wednesday Nov 4th
NBA GPP Recap: Wednesday Nov 4th
One full week of NBA DFS has passed us by and already all of our television providers have shutoff the free trial for NBA LeaguePass, who else is bummed? The good news is, if you are any of the guys below, you can now afford to buy it, otherwise, have fun watching from gamecast!
|PG||Russell Westbrook||5Reb, 16Ast, 2STL, 8TO, 22Pts||55.25||48|
|SG||Evan Fournier||29Pts, 4Ast, 1Stl, 6Reb, 1TO||45.5||43.2|
|SF||Paul George||10Reb, 3Ast, 2Stl, 26Pts, 2TO||50||44.5|
|PF||Blake Griffin||10Reb, 6Ast, 1Blk, 23Pts, 2TO||47||44|
|C||Kosta Koufos||7Reb, 2Blk, 1Stl, 16Pts, 1TO||30.25||29.4|
Note: If a player is listed above, this does not mean he was the top scoring player at his position. Also, player positioning may change in the future as positional eligibility varies from FanDuel and DraftKings.
$75K Baller, $1,065 Entry, $17,500 to First Place
Team: TJ McConnell, Jerryd Bayless, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Evan Fournier, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap, Al Horford
$125K Monster, $300 Entry, $20,000 to First Place
Team: Dennis Schroder, Isaiah Thomas, Eric Bledsoe, Victor Oladipo, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, Blake Griffin, Festus Ezeli
$1M Mega Slam, $25 Entry, $100,000 to First Place
Team: Isaiah Thomas, Mo Williams, Brad Beal, Evan Fournier, Kevin Durant, Harrison Barnes, Blake Griffin, Tristan Thompson, Jahlil Okafor
$75K All-Star, $1,060 Entry, $20,000 to First Place
Team: Stephen Curry, Nik Stauskas, Evan Fournier, Blake Griffin, Festus Ezeli, Kent Bazemore, Kawhi Leonard, Isaiah Thomas
$175K 3-Ball, $300 Entry, $25,000 to First Place
Team: TJ McConnell, Khris Middleton, Kawhi Leonard, Greg Monroe, Kosta Koufos, Isaiah Thomas, Evan Fournier, Russell Westbrook
$1M Return to the Court, $20 Entry, $100,000 to First Place
Minimum Priced Paradise…Still?
Last week I said this…
“If you are an avid proponent for the stars and scrubs lineup construction strategy, you love the first week of the season. Sites are still adjusting to all of the new playing situations around the league, and as a result, there are a bevy of minimum priced or near minimum priced starting options.”
It's week two, but this still holds true as guys are banged up and rotations are still being set.
I didn't see any Clint Capela's last night, but a few of the bottom dollar players were on some of the best lineups last night.
DK Points & Salary
FD Points & Salary
|TJ McConnell||PG||36.25 / $3,300||34.8 / $3,500|
|Kosta Koufos||C||30.25 /$4,000||29.4 / $3,800|
Adding a multitude of successful players around these two “scrubs” was common practice for players near the top of the leaderboard last night.
Evan Firenier. Oh. Wait. It's Evan Fournier. Fournier came out guns ablazing for the second night in a row and added on to an impressive season for the young Frenchman. Fournier plays the positions infrequently referred to as the Sahara Desert of NBA DFS. I say infrequently referred to, because I think I'm the first person to call the SG/SF player pool the Sahara Desert, although it's rather quite desolate.
He isn't flashy. He won't break any backboards or do any cool Russell Westbrook-esque stuff, but he's been solid and the Magic keep riding him. He's playing a ton of minutes, shooting efficiently and for his price tag, he's been a steal.
I mentioned it above, but again take a look at his points, salary and ownership percentage from each site last night.
(As always the ownership percentages were taken from the Mega Slam and the Return to the Court on FanDuel and DraftKings, respectively)
See those ownership percentages? People know he's a baller – but still over 60% of the field isn't using him at this salary, which seems certifiably insane. You can probably rationalize it to me with the “differentiating from the field” talk, but otherwise – just play the man.
P.S. Did you guys see this whole thing about Fournier's nickname? It's “NEVER GOOGLE.” Because well – you don't want to Google his last name. I did it, and I'm ashamed, I should have trusted him.
Last week it was Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, a highly owned pair of teammates that helped lineups climb the ranks on leaderboards. This week, an unsuspecting super duo dethroned them, despite a solid effort from Dame and CJ last night.
DK Points / %Own
FD Points / %Own
|John Wall||50.5 / 4.2%||47.9 / 4.6%|
|Bradley Beal||44.25 / 5.8%||42 / 2.2%|
Does that look heroic to you? The Wizards backcourt combined for nearly 100 fantasy points and less than 10% ownership in the two biggest tournaments last night.
Last week I was curious to see which positions were being filled in the utility spot on DraftKings.
Below I've included a tally of the positions, and this is something I intend to monitor as the weeks go on. Will it continue to be a trend at a certain position, or is it merely value based (expected points vs. salary)?
Point guards for everyone! Wow, 16 out of the top 20 lineups used a point guard in the utility spot this week and of those 16 lineups, eight were used as TJ McConnell -despite McConnell's relatively low ownership levels (10.5%). That's two weeks in a row that the point guard position has dominated the utility ranks.
It's a completely new season, and this is only the second GPP recap. If there is something you'd like me to track, or make note of each week, please let me know! You can reach out via the forums at DailyRoto or find me on Twitter (@LHitch09).
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