NBA Core Plays: Friday, January 11th

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 great Justin Van Zuiden takes the reigns.

Friday, January 11th

For those that read this article the past few years, welcome back. For those that are new, I appreciate you stopping by! 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 s

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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 displays his extensive basketball knowledge as the lead host of our top premium show – NBA Crunch Time.

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Comments

  • Kauf20

    what are better to enter large field cash games say 2k people? or something like a 20 person contest? for double ups.
    or does it not really matter ?

  • meansy53

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    @Kauf20 said...

    what are better to enter large field cash games say 2k people? or something like a 20 person contest? for double ups.
    or does it not really matter ?

    You should enter as many contests as you can at the lowest entry fees possible. And in my personal opinion, the more entrants the better. That means there are more people to make mistakes.

    So if you want to enter $20 in cash games on a given slate, you should try to find 20 different $1 contests with the highest amount of entrants possible.

  • Kauf20

    awesome thank you for the reply!

  • rbcues

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    Such awful luck trying to time the release of this article.

  • RP1507

    I kinda like the fluidity of this article as it goes throughout the day :) Fun to see thoughts early morning then how news affects the plays as the day goes on. Granted probably a pain for Andy lol.

  • meansy53

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    @RP1507 said...

    I kinda like the fluidity of this article as it goes throughout the day :) Fun to see thoughts early morning then how news affects the plays as the day goes on. Granted probably a pain for Andy lol.

  • Maddyb

    Absolutely so we as a community need to give Andy some slack, he does an absolutely amazing job day in day out!

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