NBA Starting 5 (GPP): Monday, March 12th

The Starting 5 Series will provide Grinders a quick look at the day’s top positional plays, as analyzed by one of our daily fantasy sports experts.

Monday, March 12th

After a couple months of big Monday slates, we finally have a smaller four-game slate, so I’m going to talk about some small-slate strategy and then get into the selections.

On smaller slates, you have to be a lot more exact to win a GPP, as there are still 100,000+ entries selecting from a pool of 95 players instead of 100,000+ entries selecting from say 240 players on a 10-game slate. So, finding low-owned pivots that do well has a much more powerful effect on the smaller slates. In this article I’m going to focus on some PIVOTS from the chalk.

All positions and pricies are geared towards DraftKings.

Point Guard: De’Aaron Fox – $5,400 – Sacramento Kings

Picking Fox in a pace-up spot would normally be something I would expect to be popular, but with Dwyane Wade already ruled out, Fox is sandwiched in between two chalky options in Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson.

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  • CJ Kaltenbach (theseige)

  • A popular contributor for RotoGrinders, C.J. Kaltenbach, aka TheSeige, is an attorney turned DFS professional who has made multiple live finals including winning the 2015 FantasyAces College Football Championship. He is consistently ranked in the top 100 of the RotoGrinders rankings in all major sports. He currently co-hosts The Morning Grind along with stevietpfl and can frequently be found on various GrindersLive shows

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  • nbhaber

    Nice write up. Thanks Siege

  • huntsaa7

    Love this! Keep em coming!

  • rpena917

    Thanks for reassuring me on the SAC players seige !

  • lifesastripper

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    great job!

  • TheDouggernaut

    I really love your takes Seige.

  • dentiddo

    Sorry, still kinda new to the DFS lineup strategies; what does “slide into the four” mean?

  • Eyeseethruyou

    @dentiddo said...

    Sorry, still kinda new to the DFS lineup strategies; what does “slide into the four” mean?

    Slide to the power forward position. In this case, from the center position or the “five”, to the power forward position (the four).

  • shaolinwarrior

    Awesome stuff. I thought I was reading Jonathan bales for a moment. You and Stevie are great team. Thanks. Chino Delgado

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