NBA DFS Core Plays: Thursday, March 4th

Andy Means will be bringing Premium subscribers his top daily fantasy basketball cash game plays and tournament pivots to build around. A former Duke basketball walk-on and now full-time 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 GPP maestro you all know and love, STLCards, takes the reigns.

For those that have read this article the past few years, welcome back! For those that are new, I hope you like what you see and stick around for the whole season.

It is imperative that you read the following bullet points before proceeding so you know what I am trying to accomplish with this article, as well as how it will intertwine with some other things we offer here at RotoGrinders (e.g. LineupHQ, Crunch Time).

1. This is a cash game article! These are the players that I think you absolutely must have in your cash game lineup(s) on that day’s main slate. Obviously, these plays aren’t going to work out 100% of the time. But I believe that starting your builds with these players on each slate is a recipe for profitability over the long run.

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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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  • japapo

    Go for it

  • Ksuttles

    You can’t drink all day unless you start early!

  • Stilleyes

    Meansy, long time no speak. Anyway. I was hoping you may be able to explain something to me, or tell me where I might be able to understand something. This isnt exactly fantasy related but more statistical analysis. Ive seen this many times before. but an example from today is this

    On the ESPN bottom line they show the games for tonight and for each game they list the spread, the o/u, and then give their BPI chance of winning the game. BPI is a computer generated sample of x amount of games played and the correlating outcomes? I think? If so, How the hell can the Celtics be an 8 point favorite, but Toronto has a 52% chance to win the game? I understand betting odds are determined based on the action on both sides in an attempt to balance the action so the bookmakers simply collect juice, but what the hell am I missing otherwise?

    Thanks for any insight you can offer

  • japapo

    Sorry Meansy….. i just want to use your space for a little rant……. At 6:59…… PG-13 gets dizzy and is ruled out……. So much for an afternoons work…… Anyway……. when/if will the NBA become smart enough to start a game at 7:05…or…7:10…… or God forbid….. 7:15……………. That’s it… i feel better….. you ?
    So Meansy…… thanx for the use of your space….going forward… i will try to keep the rants to a minimum……… later

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