NBA $70K Sharpshooter [$70,000 Guaranteed] – Top Scoring Lineup
As the NBA playoffs approach and action heats up, DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports continues to see fantastic growth and competition and we want to say congratulations to “jason5000” for winning this Friday’s Draft Kings $70,000 Guaranteed NBA Sharpshooter Tournament by scoring 354.25 daily fantasy sports points. As some teams prepare for a championship run, some battle for those last few playoff spots and others fade away until next years draft NBA daily fantasy sports is as exciting and intriguing as ever. As the NBA season winds down and we enjoy our last DFS matches of the 2014-15 NBA season there is still ample opportunity to study what it takes to create winning DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports lineups and squeeze out those last few wins to end the season on a high note. Friday’s in the NBA are always a perfect research opportunity and we found ourselves taking in a 13 game slate making it yet again another high flying, action packed night in NBA daily fantasy sports. When trying to create NBA DraftKings daily fantasy sports lineups of the night there is always a variety of important angles we should be considering. Lets review some of the components that make up this weeks Friday night winning DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports lineup and see what types of advantages and improvements we can add into our own NBA daily fantasy sports lineup building skills.
Position 1: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Point Guard:
Dennis Schroder – ATL (41.3%) 3 REB, 11 AST, 1 STL, 2 TO, 12 PTS, 1 DDbl (Points = 34.75)
Starting Hawks point Guard Jeff Teague (ankle) was ruled out for Friday’s game against the Miami Heat due to a “tender ankle giving way to a Dennis Schroder start. The whole year Schroder has been a high scoring fill in when he gets the chance and tonight was no different. The hawks are one of the best teams in the NBA and getting a very a good second string point guard starting and around the low $4000 price range is a solid play. Almost half the tournament had Dennis in their lineups so a lot of people were thinking about the same value when it came to this crowd favorite pick.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Great Second String Guards Starting On Good Teams
Position 2: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Shooting Guard:
Henry Walker – MIA (1.4%) 9 REB, 4 3PM, 5 AST, 4 STL, 3 TO, 12 PTS (Points = 39.25)
Henry Walker is starting for the Heat and at his price he is a pretty good risk on most nights. Playing 40 minutes last night it appears Walker is going to see plenty of court time down the stretch giving him great value and a strong play on many nights. The Heat have been dealing a lot with injuries this year so a new star always seems to be on the rise in Miami. Only 1.4% of the tournament competitors identified this play so it was a great contrarian pick as well.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Hot Starting Role Players Who See Lots of Minutes
Position 3: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Small Forward:
Josh Smith – HOU (18.2%) 9 REB, 3 3PM, 11 AST, 3 BLK, 6 TO, 16 PTS, 1 Ddbl (Points = 49.75)
With starting forward Donatas Motiejunas sitting out and Dwight Howard making a limited return to action still normal bench player and once NBA starting superstar Josh Smith found himself starting and playing 40 minutes. 1 Rebound short of a triple double it was an impressive game even by Smith’s standards but when given the court time he can perform at very high levels still. Houston and Minnesota are also both high scoring teams so this was a great chance to take a great player seeing a lot of minutes in a high paced game.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Superstar Bench Players Who Will Be Starting
Position 4: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Power Forward:
Nerlens Noel – PHI (3.6%) 14 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 4 TO, 30 PTS, 1 DDbl (Points = 54)
Playing on a slumping team Nerlens has emerged as a it of a surprise this year and is playing tremendously as of late. Noel has been performing amazing as of late and is averaging 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 3.0 blocks per game over his last five NBA contests. Down the stretch he’s certainly making a strong run at being one of the top-3 daily fantasy fantasy sports power forwards available on any given night and despite his high price tag he is still worth the pick on the right night.
DFS Lesson: Play Breakout Stars Who Are The Focus of Scoring On Bad Teams
Position 5: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Center:
Nikola Vucevic – ORL (14.1%) 14 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 1 TO, 20 PTS, 1 DDbl (Points = 42)
Mr. Consistency Nikola Vucevic is as predictable as it gets in NBA daily fantasy sports. Almost always putting up 35+ DFS point performances every night your are almost assured a strong outing from this pricey but almost guaranteed pick. Orlando plays their starters lots of minutes and Vucevic is one of those that often reaps the rewards of being on the court a lot with the same guys. Nikola is averaging 18.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game over the last five outings and is a top tier NBA center on a fast paced team that rarely be overlooked on any given night.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Consistent Players
Position 6: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Guard:
Lou Williams – TOR (9.2%) 1 REB, 3 3PM, 4 AST, 2 STL, 2 TO, 18 PTS (Points = 29.75)
Always a coin flip it looks like Lou Williams held his own tonight. A streaky scorer who can go off for big daily fantasy sports numbers does have a propensity to shoot while in. Williams is averaging 16.7 points over his last three games and as Kyle Lowry’s back keeps him out or limited in some games you never know when Lou’s next game will be. Certainly and interesting lower priced option to keep an eye on down the stretch.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Take Chances With Streaky Value Scorers
Position 7: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Forward:
Trevor Ariza – HOU (14.6%) 5 REB, 4 3PM, 5 AST, 1 STL, 4 TO, 14 PTS (Points = 29.75)
Another great play as Donatas Motiejunas found his way off the court. Despite a brief illness Ariza has been starting and playing great within the Rockets fast paced offense. Racking up an impressive amount of steals lately Trevor is a very versatile player in the low $6000′s that is often worth the price. His value might reduce a bit if Dwight Howard starts playing a full load of minutes but Ariza 35+ minutes on most nights and can be a great source of daily fantasy sports due to his ability to contribute in all categories.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Versatile Players Who Receive Lots of Minutes
Position 8: DraftKings NBA Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Breakdown – Flex Position:
DeMarcus Cousins – SAC (13.1%) 20 REB, 2 AST, 3 BLK, 1 STL, 3 TO, 39 PTS 1 DDbl (Pt = 75)
DeMarcus Cousins has been on fire lately and has a pair of 30-point games in his last three outings and has three straight double-doubles. Cousins also has 44 double-doubles this NBA season which is second only to Pau Gasol. If Cousins is not in your lineup down the stretch you will most likely be regretting it on any given night. The kings are short options in all Categories and DeMarcus plays a vital role in the teams stat sheets. Leave Cousins out of your lineup at your own peril has been the recent trend.
Daily Fantasy Sports Lesson: Play Hot Superstar Players
Once again congratulations to “jason5000” for winning this Friday’s DraftKings $70,000 Guaranteed NBA Sharpshooter Tournament by scoring 354.25 daily fantasy sports points which is never an easy feat in a 26,000+ person tournament. Hats off toyour NBA daily fantasy sports lineup building skills on this night. The NBA playoffs are here and wow is it an exciting time to be DraftKings NBA daily fantasy sports. Do you play more or less NBA DFS during the playoffs? Did you watch any of the coverage on the recent Draft Kings NBA Championships in Las Vegas? What are you waiting for? Jump into some NBA DFS daily fantasy sports action today!