It’s time for the NBA Weekly DFS Lineup Report for FanDuel. This will be like the review for DraftKings if you’ve been following along with that report.
I’ll be focusing on the FanDuel main contest on the main slate every day from the previous week. The “main contest” is the $3 Clutch Shot unless FD switches things up and offers a $4.44 contest or a $3.33 contest.
All of the information presented below comes via Fantasy Cruncher Pro and their Lineup Study and Rewind features. This is a must have tool if you’re being serious about DFS. You’ll have the ability to go back through years worth of data and analyze great players, or like I’ll be doing, specific contests. I really can’t recommend FC Pro enough.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Thu NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a five-game slate that featured a lineup with two players with a salary of 9k+, three players projected for 40+ fantasy points (pFPS), and three players with an ownership projection of 20% or more.
FanDuel doesn’t give full access to the post-slate information so disregard the actual ownership numbers. No, this lineup didn’t win with an overall ownership at 5.4%. With that said, Dwayne Bacon, James Ennis, and Isaiah Stewart combined for 7.2% projected ownership, and 101.5 fantasy points with a combined salary of 11.9k. That trio damn near hit 10x their value. That’s gonna win you some money when you hit on those players.
It’s also notable that the total salary used came in at $59,600. As we’ve seen in previous weeks the total salary used rarely dips below $59,800. I’d be shocked, SHOCKED, if it happened again in this article.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Fri NBA Clutch Shot:
This was an 11-game slate that featured one player above 9k in salary and three players in the 8k-8.9k range. You can slam in that many high-priced players if you’re also using two players below 4k in salary.
The winning lineup also had four players pFPS of 40+, and two players with a projected ownership above 20%. In fact, the two players over 20% in ownership we’re projected to be owned more than 50%. This shows we don’t need to run away from or pivot off of chalk if you’re really seeing it as a good play. Go ahead and run with the field there and get unique with your other players.
Here’s the first place entry in the $3.33 $500K Sat NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a four-game slate with a first place lineup that featured one player above 9k in salary, two players pFPS of 40+, and five players with a projected ownership of 20% or more. Small slate, high ownership (Usually), so no surprises there.
One trend that continues this week is there being at least two teammates in every winning lineup, regardless of the slate size. I’m thinking that trend is connected to implied game totals. If only there was someone that could look into that for us…
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $444K Sun NBA Clutch Shot:
This was an nine-game slate with a winning lineup that featured one player above 9k in salary, two players projected for 40+ fantasy points (Enes Kanter just missed the cut at 39.71 pFPS), and four players with a projected ownership of 20% or more. There were also three players with a projected ownership below 4%.
The craziest part about this lineup is the salary used being $58,100 (I’m shocked, SHOCKED). That’s the lowest we’ve seen since I’ve been doing the Free NBA Weekly DFS Lineup Report for FanDuel. NBA DFS is considered the most predictable of the DFS games so using as much of the salary as possible is the way to go 99.999999% of the time. So we’ve seen $59,600 and now $58,100 this week. There’s no way we’ll see another salary below $59,800 in this article /end sarcasm.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Mon NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a seven-game slate with a winning lineup that used one player above 9k in salary, two players with a salary of 8.9k, four players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and one player with a projected ownership of 20% or more. Domantas Sabonis was close but not quite 20% at 19.7%.
There were six players in the lineup with a projected ownership below 7%. That’s pretty nuts until you think back to that Monday night with the late breaking news. Using the Fantasy Cruncher late swap feature to pivot to some of these players was definitely a good decision.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $444K Tue NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a six-game slate with a winning lineup that featured three players with a salary of 9k+, three players pFPS of 40+, and three players with a projected ownership of 20% or more. There was only one player with a salary below 4k which really makes this an amazing build. Having 31.7k tied up in three players doesn’t seem possible or like a good idea but it worked out for a score of 415.1 points.
It’s also amazing to nail Pat Connaughton night on the same night as Josh Hart night and Derrick Jones Jr. night. I know I never get those guys right on the slates when they go off. I’d shoot my shot at Rihanna if I hit all three on the same day.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Wed NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a 10-game slate with a winning lineup that had two players priced above 9k, two players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and four players with a projected ownership greater than 20%. There were also three players with projected ownership below 3%. A lot of these winning lineups really nailed their low-owned, high-upside players.
And what do you know? Look at that $59,200 salary. I said it wouldn’t happen and it did. Amazing. All jokes aside, it really was a strange week for salary usage.
*Every winning lineup featured at least two teammates. One out of the seven lineups featured three teammates.
*Four lineups featured a game stack although we closed out the week on a run of three straight winning lineups with no game stacks. When there
*The winning lineup had a salary of $59,800 or more four out of seven contests.
*There were five players out of the 63 players across seven contests that were projected for less than 20 fantasy points. One of those five players would be at 20 fantasy points if I rounded up.
Two weeks in a row we’ve seen just five players come in with projected fantasy points at less than 20. That definitely seems like something we can build on. As well as targeting two teammates to build your lineups around. I’ll have a little more on this topic in an upcoming DFS report. Make sure to check this space every week for my latest analysis.
That’s all from me for now. I’ll see you all in a week. Until then, LET’S GET THIS MONEY!
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