DraftKings NBA Core Plays: Tuesday, February 13th

Andy Means will be bringing Premium subscribers his top cash game plays and tournament pivots to build around. A former Duke basketball walk-on and now top-ranked DFS player, Andy will take an in-depth look into each of his core plays, and then blend it all together from a roster construction perspective. On weekends, the preseason maestro you all know and love, Allan Lem, takes the reigns.

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Tuesday, February 13th

For those that read this article last year, welcome back. For those that are new, thanks for reading! Here is a quick review of what I am trying to accomplish with NBA Core Plays.

First and foremost, the Core Plays I reference below are for cash game formats (e.g. 50/50, H2H, double-ups). They are the players I think you absolutely must have in your cash game lineup(s) on that day’s main slate. There is a ton of great DFS information available nowadays. However, it can also be difficult to comb through all of that information and know whom exactly to put in your lineup. After reading a lot of articles and listening to a few podcasts, you suddenly are left thinking that there are 20 guys you should be putting into your cash game lineup (“Player X is an elite play!”; “Player Y is perfect for cash games!”; “Player Z is viable in all formats!”).

My goal with this article is to actually prioritize all of those viable plays.


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About the Author

  • Andy Means (meansy53)

  • Andy Means, aka meansy53, was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for three years before graduating in 2004. He has a Masters in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014 – professionally since 2016. He is a featured contributor for RotoGrinders who has qualified for multiple live finals and has been a consistent top-ranked Grinder.

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Comments

  • binz21

    Great article as usual meansy. What are your thoughts on Anderson as a $3600 punt on FD salary saver?

  • Muleyhaven

    Hi Means, If Russ/Mello ruled out would you pivot from ABC to George?

  • binz21

    Good question Muley, i was thinking the same although i think PG13 is going to be very high owned if that happens. Im guessing ones Gonna have to eat the chalk.

  • Kmasonbx

    How did everyone miss the boat on Casspi last night? He never crossed my mind and looking through the ResultsDB he was in exactly 0 of a combined 450 lineups for Youdaco, Chipotle, and Awesemo. I know the assumption was Looney would start but in the 7 previous games that Green had missed Casspi played more minutes than Looney in 6 of them.

    Anyway, thoughts on CP3? 9100 seems a bit cheap given a matchup with Jeff Teague. It also feels like CP3 only gets aggressive when it’s a competitive game which this should be.

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    @binz21 said...

    Great article as usual meansy. What are your thoughts on Anderson as a $3600 punt on FD salary saver?

    Thanks binz. Post that question on the FD article, and I will answer it there.

    Sorry about the confusion, as I accidentally put the FD article on the DK page in my initial posting.

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    @Muleyhaven said...

    Hi Means, If Russ/Mello ruled out would you pivot from ABC to George?

    Yeah for sure. I think Russ suits up today though…Donovan sounded pretty confident in that, but we should get a good word out of them after shootaround.

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    @Kmasonbx said...

    How did everyone miss the boat on Casspi last night? He never crossed my mind and looking through the ResultsDB he was in exactly 0 of a combined 450 lineups for Youdaco, Chipotle, and Awesemo. I know the assumption was Looney would start but in the 7 previous games that Green had missed Casspi played more minutes than Looney in 6 of them.

    Anyway, thoughts on CP3? 9100 seems a bit cheap given a matchup with Jeff Teague. It also feels like CP3 only gets aggressive when it’s a competitive game which this should be.

    I like CP3 tonight in a vacuum, but I don’t know if he is someone I can prioritize and/or fit comfortably with Giannis. That has me leaning tournament only for him.

  • YAPPYKAPPY

    Meansy I am very disappointed you didn’t play my dumb game yesterday buddy lol!! Lol just kidding, anyways Towns… he scored 62 DK points last time out on Houston. Now he has them at home not saying 60 is in the cards here but 50?

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    @YAPPYKAPPY said...

    Meansy I am very disappointed you didn’t play my dumb game yesterday buddy lol!! Lol just kidding, anyways Towns… he scored 62 DK points last time out on Houston. Now he has them at home not saying 60 is in the cards here but 50?

    I put very little stock into “Player X’s last game against Team Y.” I think that is nothing but noise.

    That being said, I do think KAT is viable as a second big spend on this slate. The minutes volatility is a little strange lately though, so I can’t say I love it. But I don’t love anything on this slate!

  • YAPPYKAPPY

    Agreed about loving this slate!! Are you seeing any value open up anywhere other than Thon Maker if the spurs don’t rest and westbrook and Melo play?

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    @YAPPYKAPPY said...

    Agreed about loving this slate!! Are you seeing any value open up anywhere other than Thon Maker if the spurs don’t rest and westbrook and Melo play?

    I am seeing zilch

  • elite3200

    Andy I read your article daily with my DFS research, and it rarely does anything for me. Your Greek and Bertans calls were both off today, and thankfully I have neither. I got lost on Greek from the start when he continues to put up 40-50 at 10+K.

    Please provide more plays and better analysis. We pay for this shit.

    I would appreciate a PM. 2 “Core Plays” that both flopped is far from a basis to start a cash team and utilize RG Premium.

  • elite3200

    Stop telling us what is going to create cash game confusion and divulge into some great plays. Jokic and Towns were both in great spots today. Each expert on a podcast knew Gasol wasn’t going to get a full allotment of minutes.

    Help us out man. We need some help here and there. Don’t give us 2 blah plays and blame the rest of your lack of insight on injury news.

  • elite3200

    KAT put up 66. Stop saying things are viable or options and start planting flags.

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