NBA DFS Core Plays: Thursday, October 21st

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, Allan Lem takes the reigns.

Tuesday, October 19th

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 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.

2. These plays are prioritized. The first player is the most important (i.e., the first player you should plug into your lineup), the next player is the second most important, etc. You can use this order as an indication of which plays I feel the strongest about in case you disagree with my stance on someone. Depending on the slate, I could provide as few as two players or as many as five or six.

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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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  • RP1507

    Do you expect Lee to close out games over Poole like we saw the other night? I just felt like Kerr had a weird rotation going there the other night.

  • meansy53

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    @RP1507 said...

    Do you expect Lee to close out games over Poole like we saw the other night? I just felt like Kerr had a weird rotation going there the other night.

    Certainly possible, although it’s unclear how much of that last game had to do with Poole’s ankle.

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