Welcome to a shortened edition of the NBA DFS Lineup Weekly GPP Report for DraftKings. I’ll be focusing on the Draftkings main contest on the main slate every day from the previous week. The “main contest” is the $15 unless DK switches things up and offers a $20 contest or maybe even a special lower priced event like an $8 contest.
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Here’s the 1st place entry in the $15 NBA $450K Fadeaway:
This was a six-game slate with a winning entry that featured one player priced above 9k, two players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and two players with a projected ownership of 20% or more.
There’s nothing too remarkable about this lineup. It’s a balanced stars and scrubs build if that makes sense. One player above 9k in salary, but no players below 4k. The player ate the mega chalk with Ja Morant, and evened that out by using six players with ownership below 10%.
Here’s the 1st place entry in the $20 NBA $600K Shootaround:
This was a 10-game slate with a winning entry that featured one player above 9k in salary, one player projected for 40+ fantasy points, and one player with a projected ownership of 20% or more.
You can see that the season was getting close to the All-Star break as there are more second and third tier players in the winning lineup. After Joel Embiid’s 10.4k salary the next most expensive player is Victor Oladipo at 7.9k and then Norman Powell at 6.7k.
Here’s the first place entry in the $20 NBA $500K Shootaround:
This was a nine-game slate with a winning entry that featured two players priced above 10k, three players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and one player with a projected ownership of 20% or more.
Here’s something I wrote about a week ago after seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo show up in a couple of winning lineups:
We’ve seen Giannis pop up two out of the first three winning lineups, and he was priced at 11k both times. He dropped 66 and 60 fantasy points in those outings. That makes him worth the salary and a decent play even though he had a projected ownership of 20% or more on both slates. I personally like to let the field have a really high priced player with high projected ownership while I pivot to a lower owned but comparable player. (Maybe I need to revisit that strategy)
And now we see a 42.5% owned Giannis in a top NBA DFS lineup again. He didn’t hit the 60 fantasy point mark in this lineup but he was still worth his salary.
*Two out of the three lineups this week used at least $49,800 in salary.
*Every winning lineup used at least two players from the same team.
*All three lineups featured a game stack.
This was a small version of the regular NBA DFS Lineup Weekly GPP Report for DraftKings but we see some of the same old trends hold true. Use most of the $50,000 salary, use at least one player priced above 9k, work in some players projected for 40+ fantasy points, and keep a lookout for guys getting a spot start.
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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