The new DraftKings and FanDuel Single Entry Picks are LIVE for 2/4! We have a 5 game slate with a lot of injuries on Portland.
There are a lot of minutes up for grabs from Portland with Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, and Derrick Jones Jr. out against Philadelphia. In my first look, it feels like Carmello Anthony, Afernee Simmons, Gary Trent Jr., and Rodney Hood soak up the bulk of those minutes and usage. I’m not interested enough in these guys to say they are must-plays at their current price points. Trent is priced in the mid-range due to McCollum being out which takes my interest away from him. Rodney Hood stands out on DraftKings at $3,700. I probably get to 1 to 2 of these players from Portland in my Single Entry lineup.
Joel Embiid should have an absolute field day against Portland. He has scored over 50 DraftKings points in 5 of his last 6 games and should easily get a double-double in this spot. There is increased blowout risk due to the injuries on the Portland side but if Philly dominates Portland, it is likely that Embiid is having a ceiling game. It is definitely possible that Embiid puts up 50 DraftKings points in 3 quarters of run tonight.
In order to get the best possible Single Entry lineup, I like to focus on the players that have a high probability of paying off their salary or have a ceiling that could lead them to be the highest-scoring player on the slate. That is why you will see such a small player pool in this sheet daily. I am focusing on the best plays of that day because my goal is to make the best lineup possible.
Priority Targets are the players that I want in my lineup. How you get these players in your lineup is truly up to your style of creating lineups. Members often give those players a thumb up in FantasyCruncher or lock those players in. Again, this is really a personal preference.
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This is a sample of my NBA Building Block. This is where I identify who I would start my Single Entry lineup with DAILY. These players will be in my core for Single Entry contests. Typically, I lock in those four players and crunch my Single Entry lineup from there.
As you can see, there will be four coaches posting Building Blocks before each NBA main slate. How you use this content is up to you. Some members choose to use a thumb on each player that appears in a coach’s Building Block. Odds are if a player appears in all four Building Blocks, it might be a good day to lock them in.
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