NBA DFS Core Plays: Thursday, September 17th

Hello Grinders. Andy is out on a well-deserved vacation for the next week, so I will be covering for him. We’ve moved into the part of the playoffs where we no longer have two-game slates and are moving to the single-game Showdown format. Even though this article is called “Core Plays”, I’m going to take the liberty to deviate a bit from the standard Core Play format of listing one or two “core plays.” That type of format works when you have a multi-game slate, but I feel that the Showdown format requires much more of a focus on lineup construction and game theory. It’s important for me that we don’t get locked into thinking a player is a “core play”, as the goal of a Showdown lineup should be how to have a differentiated lineup without sacrificing ceiling. So for the next week, I’m going to do fewer “picks” and more Showdown discussion centered on how we may be able to get a unique build to try and differentiate ourselves from the field.

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About the Author

  • Allan Lem (fathalpert)

  • Allan Lem (aka “fathalpert”) began playing fantasy sports in high school and transitioned to DFS in 2015. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics and lives in California with his wife and two kids. Allan got his break in the industry covering Preseason NBA content and has since helped with NBA, Summer League, MLB, and Preseason NFL content as well as overseeing the RotoGrinders blog program. He dreams of winning a big tournament so he can try cashing one of those giant cardboard checks at his local bank. You can follow Allan on Twitter @allanlemdfs.

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