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).

ChipotleAddict’s third live final team finished in 39th place. All three of his teams used a core of John Wall, Marcus Smart, Quincy Acy, Jrue Holiday, and E’Twaun Moore.

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.

About the Author

  • Allan Lem (fathalpert)

  • Allan Lem (aka fathalpert) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank.


  • OzRams

    How does a DFS player even consider Solomon Hill and not Dante Cunningham, the starter? Both have .50s fp/min and 10 PER. Was it a psychological strategy then hope it hits? The usage left by Boogie had to go somewhere and one would think, it would go to high fp/min and PER teammates. That’s why we ain’t all at the live final, figuring this out is where it’s at. Thank you for the access to these strategies and minds.

  • Marsharks

    • 2017 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    There was actually 5 that considered him. Looking at this lineup, he could have considered Jason Smith and put Moore as the SF. Hill’s usage last game was 20+ and he shot 1 for 7. That certainly would not be an indicator of additional usage. I read an article about him taking on an expanded usage http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2017/03/solomon_hills_expanded_role_le.html and maybe Harden would be guarding him. Holiday picked up 2 quick fouls and was taken out, thus I guess they stayed with the hot hand. How one, or 5, can predict such an event is beyond me. However, ChipotleAddict consistently wins so he must see something we don’t.

  • coachnorman

    This touranment is a joke anyway. Some of the qualifiers cost 10k to enter and having guys with 150 entries in qualifier is also ridiculous. This should be called the World Championship of guys with FU cash!!!!

  • Da420Bears

    Ballsy call on Solomon, obviously a lot of luck required to get 50 out of a scrub. However, the most amazing part is Jimmy Hardhat was only %26 owned in the NUT matchup against a Pelican squad that can’t stop him, yet Jimmy Buckets was %39 against a red hot Wizards team when he’s been playing like hot garbage recently!!! That alone shows some serious player bias in either cost value or roster construction. I was %100 in on Harden that night & made $$$ but didn’t have any live finals seats unfortunately!!! lol

  • RedBaran24

    Chipotle wins a half million today but will be in the $1 50/50 i enter tomorrow. This guy is bad for growing DFS.

  • Moorah

    • 947

      RG Overall Ranking

    The qualifiers to get to this ranged from $3,$5,$7,$12,$25,$50,$100,..,…

    Idk what you’re trying to get at.

  • PeepGame2020

    We know… I think coahnorman’s point is that many of those who qualified spent several thousand, yes close to 10k in some cases Im sure, on $3, $5, $7 etc. qualifiers. You dont think chipotle max entried those qualifiers?

  • wingman84

    Hill was projected higher pt/$ on multiple projection sites including this one. He also had increased minutes and better games than cunningham leading up to that night.

  • Jake1911

    “Chipotle wins a half million today but will be in the $1 50/50 i enter tomorrow. This guy is bad for growing DFS.”
    I couldn’t agree more, it’s the exact reason I’m strictly a tournament player.

  • dskinyg

    Solomon Hill has always had much more upside than Dante Cunningham. Cunningham would need 10 steals and blocks to sniff 40 points on a good day. I stupidly played Cunningham instead of Hill and went for 321dk this night wit Terry rozier. That is why I’m not winning the big tournaments. There is a two part process to hitting these type of plays. Making upside plays that the public isn’t on and then they have to hit. When you get a career game then……. 500k.

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