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 $500K Thu NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a five-game slate with the winning lineup featuring two players that cost 9k+. There were two players projected for 40+ points, and Kristaps Porzingis just missed that mark with a 39.86 projection.
This lineup stands out for a couple of reasons. The first being that eight out of the nine players had a projected ownership above 20%. The second thing that stands out is the salary used is $59,700. As we saw last week the winning lineup salary is usually $59,800 or more.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Fri NBA Clutch Shot:
This slate featured nine games, and the winning lineup had one player priced at 9k or more, four players projected for 40+ points, and five players with a projected ownership of 20% or greater. Hamidou Diallo led the way in ownership projection with a sky high 76% projection.
The salary for this lineup fell back into the usual range with winner using $59,800 of the allotted $60,000.
Here’s the first place entry in the $3.33 $444K Sat NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a nine-game slate that featured two players priced above 9k, four players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and three players projected for 20% or more in ownership.
There were no players priced below 4k used in the lineup but it’s still a stars and scrubs construction. Hopefully what you’re picking up is that a lot of this information is slate dependent. There’s no “one size fits all” roster construction that’s going to push you to the top of the leaderboard.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $5.55 $355K Sun NBA Big Game LV Shot:
This was a five-game slate with the winning lineup featuring four players from one team (The Charlotte Hornets), no players priced at 9k or more, three players projected for 40+ fantasy points (Gordon Hayward came in at 39.72), and three players projected for ownership at 20% or more (Cody Zeller was projected at 19.9% ownership).
Reggie Bullock at 3.5k is the only player in the lineup priced below 4k and man did he pay off by scoring 37.6 FD points.
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 featured one player above 9k in salary, two players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and just one player with an ownership projection of 20% or more.
There were no players priced below 4.3k, but I wouldn’t quite call this lineup stars and scrubs. Maybe balanced and kinda scrubs?
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Tue NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a seven-game slate that featured one player priced above 9k and that same player (Damian Lillard) was the only player projected for 40+ fantasy points. Donovan Mitchell came in with a 39.71 projection, and Zion Williamson was projected for 39.12.
There were three players with a projected ownership of 20% or more and they were the three guys projected for the most points. Four players were had a projected ownership below 10%. Sterling Brown was the only player priced below 3.8k.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $3.33 $500K Wed NBA Clutch Shot:
This was a nine-game slate with the winning lineup featuring two players with a price of 9k+, two players projected for 40+ fantasy points, four players with a projected ownership of 20% or more, and no players priced below 4.7k.
I’ll call this construction stars and balanced again. What really catches my eye is that two players in the lineup had a projected ownership of less than 1%.
*Every winning lineup featured at least two teammates. Four out of the seven lineups featured at least three teammates.
*Every lineup had some form of a game stack. The 2-1 stack (two players from a team and one opponent) is the most common primary stack. The 1-1 stack shows up the most times overall with five appearances.
*The winning lineup had a salary of $59,800 or more five 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.
I know we’re dealing with a small sample size AND things change quickly in daily fantasy sports BUT I feel pretty safe saying use a minimum salary of $59,800 and players projected for at least 20 fantasy points. This isn’t a guarantee that you’ll take down a tournament. It’s just the most common themes from my research.
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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