DraftKings NBA Core Plays: Tuesday, November 14th

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, November 14th

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. So the first player you see listed below is who I think is the most important. The second player listed is the second most important and so on and so forth. I will usually provide 3-5 players each day. While some (or all) of the plays may seem obvious, we still want to make those plays and let our opponents be the ones to make the mistakes. Not building around this core set of players, in my opinion, is a recipe for an unprofitable night.


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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

  • ihave6rolls

    @meansy go MSU?

  • Heatnation7

    Locking in Kyrie, LA, and Dinwiddie fading Harden Completely viable in large MME GGPs?

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    @ihave6rolls said...

    @meansy go MSU?

    Telling Roth not to accept your QQ’s now!

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    @Heatnation7 said...

    Locking in Kyrie, LA, and Dinwiddie fading Harden Completely viable in large MME GGPs?

    Absolutely

  • Nape

    I have 4 Houston players in cash rn. (Harden, Capela, Ariza, Tucker) should I move up to Horford from Capela and from Tucker to OG?

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    @Nape said...

    I have 4 Houston players in cash rn. (Harden, Capela, Ariza, Tucker) should I move up to Horford from Capela and from Tucker to OG?

    Harden Capela Ariza are currently in my build. I am not thrilled with Tucker though. I would try to swap him out or do a 2v2 3v3 with other guys you aren’t as comfortable with.

  • revann

    How do you feel about OG/Miles double punt to fit in high floor (Aldridge, Harden, Capela, DeRozan) elsewhere?

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    @revann said...

    How do you feel about OG/Miles double punt to fit in high floor (Aldridge, Harden, Capela, DeRozan) elsewhere?

    Not against that at all…considering it myself but don’t think I’ll need to do it.

  • amjennison25

    is OG okay for cash?

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    @amjennison25 said...

    is OG okay for cash?

    Yes

  • iwinalot

    sorry I’m new here, who is OG?

  • Ch77gm

    Original gangsta obv

  • Control

    Lol

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