DFS All-Stars: Top 10 FanDuel NBA Performances in 2015-16 So Far
As we close in on the 2016 NBA All-Star Game weekend, I thought now would be a great time to look back at the (kinda) first half of the season. Specifically, I wanted to go back and see what the top 10 individual FanDuel NBA performances were.
Which players scored the most FanDuel points in one game – and did anyone score big numbers in more than one game? Also, what were their salaries? Were they bargains or did you really have to pay big to get the big FanDuel points?
Top 10 FanDuel NBA Performances For First Half of 2015-16
FanDuel scoring rewards one point for any points scored, 1.2 points for rebounds, 1.5 points for assists, 2 points for blocks and steals, and minus-2 points for turnovers.
1. James Harden, SG, Houston: 78.1 FanDuel points
11/18/2015 vs. Portland, $9,900 salary
Interestingly, shooting guards represent just two spots on this top 10 list, and six of the top 25 spots. Harden has five of the top 32 individual FanDuel scores this season (78.1, 70.9, 70.4, 66.7, 64.3).
2. Draymond Green, PF, Golden State: 77.4 FanDuel points
1/2/2016 vs. Denver, $9,400 salary
It’s hard to believe the top FanDuel scorer from the Warriors in one game wasn’t Stephen Curry. Green posted 29 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in this game, facing overmatched Nuggets frontcourt.
3. Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State: 77.3 FanDuel points
10/31/2015 vs. New Orleans, $10,400 salary
The Warriors scored 134 points in this game, and Curry dumped in 53 all on his own, to go with nine assists.
4. Jimmy Butler, SG, Chicago: 76.0 FanDuel points
1/14/2016 vs. Philadelphia, $8,900 salary
The Butler did it – at least he did on this cold January day. The game went into overtime, and Butler led all players with 49 minutes played, 53 points and 25 free-throw attempts.
5. Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte: 75.8 FanDuel points
1/18/2016 vs. Utah, $8,100 salary
Walker was the cheapest player on this top-10 list, which means his 75.8 points turned out to give his DFS owners an 9.36 value – tops among this group.
6. DeMarcus Cousins, C, Sacramento: 75.4 FanDuel points
1/25/2016 vs. Charlotte, $11,200 salary
In spite of Andre Drummond being the top rebounder in the league and one of the best centers, Boogie Cousins had the best single game performance. Then again, Drummond has two of the top 14 single-game FanDuel performances. Cousins is the most expensive player on this list, bringing his FanDuel value to a still-great 6.73.
7. John Wall, PG, Washington: 73.9 FanDuel points
1/16/2016 vs. Boston, $9,800 salary
Wall is one of four point guards to make this top-10 list. In 44 minutes, Wall scored a game-high 36 points to go with 13 assists and seven rebounds.
8. Dwight Howard, C, Houston: 73.2 FanDuel points
1/18/2016 vs. L.A. Clippers, $8,200 salary
Another overtime game, Howard hauled down 26 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards, against DeAndre Jordan, who hauled down 15 rebounds himself. Howard also scored 36 points in that game.
9. Anthony Davis, PF, New Orleans: 72.5 FanDuel points
11/6/2015 vs. Atlanta, $10,600 salary
Davis was just the second power forward on this list, and along with Green, they were the only two power forwards to post big games among the top 29 individual performances.
10. Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City: 71.2 FanDuel points
10/30/2015 vs. Orlando, $10,800 salary
Among season-long Fantasy Basketball players, Westbrook ranks first in total Fantasy Head-to-Head points this season.
While it would have been nice to have these guys on your FanDuel team earlier this season, you’ll hopefully end up with some top-10 individual FanDuel NBA performers in the second half, too!
Draymond Green, Steph Curry Photo Credit: Ned Dishman, Getty Images
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