DraftKings 2017 Fantasy Basketball World Championship Recap
The results are in: ChipotleAddict is the 2017 Fantasy Basketball World Championship (FBWC) winner and goes home with the $500,000 1st place prize.
100 seat holders gathered in Miami, Florida on March 17, 2017 to compete in the live final event. ChipotleAddict had a total of three seats, where his top team finished with a 1st place score of 341.25 points. His winning team was led by James Harden, who scored 83 DraftKings points with his sixth 40-point triple-double this season, currently the most ever by a player. What drove ChipotleAddict to the top of the leaderboards was a 5% owned Solomon Hill, who scored a career high 30 points against the Houston Rockets, and a 24% owned John Wall, who dished out a career high 20 assists. Hill saw an expanded role with the late scratch of DeMarcus Cousins, and ChipotleAddict was one of only five teams in the live final to take advantage of the big game.
Rounding out the top five finalists were ineedmoney23 (328), rikkidee (319.5), hencoup (319), and ChipotleAddict (318).
Below are the final ownership percentages. Of the 58 different players used, Marcus Smart was the highest owned player at 86%. Smart had a salary of $4,900 against the lowly Brooklyn Nets defense and got the start with Isaiah Thomas out injured, making him a chalky play. Anthony Davis was a close second at 80%. James Harden had a slate-high salary of $11,800 and was clocked in at only 26% owned.
Congratulations to all the finalists.