NBA Core Plays: Monday, February 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.

Monday, February 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 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 slate.

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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

  • Arlowe84

    So on DK you like Jabari over Nance? Nance seems in a great spot as well, vs a bad Knicks team, getting massive minutes. Dare a I say Dennis Smith, Sexton and Nance are all cash game building blocks? Yuck!

  • fupnation

    yuck indeed Arlowe, yuck indeed.. the issue might be fitting the 2 stud lineup spending 18k on those 3 players. The Satoransky news helps our builds potentially though..

  • bigdogkyle

    Means, are you on Zubac at all in cash?

  • Kstoner

    does love comming back not scare you off lance and usage being taken?

  • Kmasonbx

    @Kstoner said...

    does love comming back not scare you off lance and usage being taken?

    He played 6 minutes (as was the plan) in his first game back then rested in the 2nd one, if he plays more than 10-12 minutes I’d be shocked. They are going to be super cautious with him and they don’t want to take any chances that he actually helps them win games.

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