FanDuel NBA Core Plays: Wednesday, February 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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Wednesday, February 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!”).


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  • 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

  • Mwex3

    Just wanted to thank you before the break for all your great content. Your stuff has been the best all year. Keep it up!

  • Dr3ambash3r

    Thanks meansy as always. Now i did read the part of the article where you mentioned all 3 Mitchell Ingles and Royce O’Neale but what about Favors? Is he not cash viable? Also how do you feel about Dragic and James Johnson tonight in cash?

  • FPrimo

    Satoransky is available for tonight’s game, is he cash viable on this slate ?

  • gswenson0607

    Me putting Tyler Dorsey in my lineup

    Is 3 Jazz the optimal number tonight?

  • Mviola24

    How many Atlanta??

    Dorsey, delaney, Prince?

    Makes u spend up everywhere if u can make it work

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    @Mwex3 said...

    Just wanted to thank you before the break for all your great content. Your stuff has been the best all year. Keep it up!

    Thanks Mwex3! Let’s finish out strong tonight.

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    @Dr3ambash3r said...

    Thanks meansy as always. Now i did read the part of the article where you mentioned all 3 Mitchell Ingles and Royce O’Neale but what about Favors? Is he not cash viable? Also how do you feel about Dragic and James Johnson tonight in cash?

    Favors is for sure cash viable. Those two Heat guys are not, in my opinion.

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    @FPrimo said...

    Satoransky is available for tonight’s game, is he cash viable on this slate ?

    yes and yes

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    @gswenson0607 said...

    Me putting Tyler Dorsey in my lineup

    Is 3 Jazz the optimal number tonight?

    3 Jazz does seem about right to me…

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    @Mviola24 said...

    How many Atlanta??

    Dorsey, delaney, Prince?

    Makes u spend up everywhere if u can make it work

    My lean right now is for sure Delaney and most likely Prince and Collins

  • deactivated280952

    Stuck between Ingles & Ingram.

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    @weblyfeconsulting said...

    Stuck between Ingles & Ingram.

    It is pretty clearly Ingram for me, for what it’s worth.

  • gswenson0607

    Dame Cash viable tonight? Or are you spending farther down?

  • Dr3ambash3r

    With all the value that has opened up is Drummond still the most viable play at C or would you say Davis is the better play here?

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    @gswenson0607 said...

    Dame Cash viable tonight? Or are you spending farther down?

    Yes Dame is cash viable.

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    @Dr3ambash3r said...

    With all the value that has opened up is Drummond still the most viable play at C or would you say Davis is the better play here?

    I posted an update 75 minutes ago that specifically addresses this.

  • Dr3ambash3r

    @meansy53 said...

    I posted an update 75 minutes ago that specifically addresses this.

    Ah never saw the update thanks appreciate it.

  • brannigan73

    What do you think about saving a little and dropping down from Beal to Jrue Holiday? Game environment is just so nice in that Pelicans/Lakers game.

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    @brannigan73 said...

    What do you think about saving a little and dropping down from Beal to Jrue Holiday? Game environment is just so nice in that Pelicans/Lakers game.

    Yeah if that money gets you something you like a lot more somewhere else, I think it is viable.

    I have also considered forgoing Beal for Harden. That is a viable route if paying down at center. I am still sticking with Mitchell/Beal though.

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