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NBA Daily Fantasy – What You Need To Know – Part 3

NBA Daily Fantasy – What You Need To Know – Part 3 

Today we will provide you some tips on how to implement what you have learned in our previous articles (Part 1 and Part 2) in order to build your NBA Daily Fantasy lineup.

Read Part 1 – http://www.oddsandpots.com/nba-daily-fantasy-need-know/

Read Part 2 – http://www.oddsandpots.com/nba-daily-fantasy-need-know-partii/

Coming off a Bad Night

One player who is usually highly owned often “burns” what could have been a great lineup. It’s alright to be angry at this particular player for the rest of the night, but it’s not ok to hold the grudge. Players who are coming off a poor performance are typically owned less than usual in the following game. This type of play can make for an awesome GPP lineup.

Play in a Thursday-Friday GPP

Most players understandably hate playing in Thurs-Fri games on Fanduel, but playing in the $1 dribbler can reap huge rewards for your Friday teams. While the rosters lock as soon as the first game starts on Thursday, these game types are a great tool for research. Fanduel recently limited the games to early games only on Friday, but you still can look through lineups to see what percentage of people had certain Friday only players, and who could potentially be a good luckbox on the day.

Twitter is for Winners

I’ve touched on the importance of twitter in one of my previous posts. However I did not go into detail. Injury news will always hit twitter before any other website. Beat writers will post injury news on twitter before it gets out to all the major websites, making it a great tool for the avid daily fantasy player. Once I started using twitter as a research tool for my own Daily Fantasy teams I found that I spent way less time complaining about having a late scratch on my team, and more time laughing at the complainers.  Along with injury news, a lot of the pros have their own twitter accounts, and offer free advice to people who tweet at them. My go to guy for advice is @Sports_25tolife.

Tips for Today 1/30/2014

Kyrie Irving – Grew up in NJ and must know the history surrounding the Knicks and the Garden. In his NBA career vs the Knicks he has excelled. In the Cavs last trip to the garden he tallied 41 points, and earlier this year at home he scored 37 points to go with 11 assists.

Carmelo Anthony – Until the rest of the Knicks figure it out Melo has decided to put the team on his back and try to carry them back into the playoff picture. In the last ten games he has averaged 30 points and ten rebounds, and in at least two of those games he hasn’t seen more than four minutes in the fourth quarter due to a blowout. Look for Melo to continue his hot streak into and possibly past All Star Weekend, in his attempt to put the Knicks back into the playoff picture.

Stephen Curry – Is prime example of a player coming off a bad night. In the Warriors last game against the Wizzards – Curry picked up his fourth foul late in the third quarter, and a fifth immediately after he was subbed in during the fourth quarter. Curry can shoot from anywhere on the floor, and his averages this year speak for themselves. I will have him in every lineup I play tomorrow.

With Iman Shumpert Likely out with a sprained shooting shoulder, JR Smith along with rookie Tim Hardaway should see an uptick in production.

Tyson Chandler should easily provide value, as he is now back to playing starter minutes. (only 5,100 on Fanduel)

Blake Griffin  should be looking for revenge, as the Warriors and Clippers have built up quite a rivalry over the past two years, and in the last meeting he got ejected for a weak 2 technical fouls.

Goran Dragic doesn’t have the best matchup but since Bledsoe went down he has been solid night after night (keep an eye on him could potentially be injured).

Players to fade

Harrison Barnes – Mins have taken a hit since the return of Andre Iguodala

PJ Tucker – Paul George is a great defensive player, so PJ should have a rough time scoring

Miles Plumlee – Hibbert should be draped all over him all game


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  • Logie

    good work.

  • Tyler Beard

    Thanks for posting these plays…I hope to make some $$$

  • Chris Chavez

    Thanks Foles for the info man. I like the format, very clean appearance and straight to the point. Great example of Curry coming off a bad night. I was already looking at Tim Hardaway Jr, and then forgot about Iman’s shoulder. Should make it possible to play a few studs on a short slate. Ahhhhh, Thursday nights belong to the NBA again!

  • Rad Rob

    Good write up, it’s gonna be hard to find that sneaky pick or 2 to win tonight. I like small slate games but research is the key tonight. I might have to take a flier on Zeller hoping Varejao plays limited minutes.

  • cxt7

    This will help setting my lineup tonight for sure…..now show me the $$$$

  • wscooby

    Thanks for the player advice, I will use some of these guys tonight.

  • Ivan Y

    Check out our FORUM http://forum.oddsandpots.com/viewforum.php?f=8 and post your daily fantasy lineups!

  • James Young

    You basically did the research for us. Nice tone to this blog, perfect for a beginning DFS player like myself.

  • Ivan Y

    Fantasy Basketball

  • spree

    lets get that $$$$

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