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

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 5th

We’ve got a great seven-game slate on tap for Monday night, so let’s get straight to the analysis. Note that the following prices are DraftKings-focused.

Point Guard: Goran Dragic – $7,800 – Miami Heat

This is one of the classic plays that DFSers get scared about. They are used to paying a certain price for a player, and when the price exceeds that range threshold, they get scared no matter how good the spot is. Miami has Wayne Ellington doubtful and Tyler Johnson questionable in a spot in which Miami has an implied total 11 points higher than their season-long average, which just shows how much faster than normal this game will be.


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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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Comments

  • livert24

    Thanks Siege! Would you consider Smart and KCP cash game viable?

  • theseige

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

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    @livert24 said...

    Thanks Siege! Would you consider Smart and KCP cash game viable?

    yes

  • sheetspwns

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    -Great writeup as usual, giving some different options as well.

  • lifesastripper

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    good point about Smart. Hadn’t thought of that. Favorite article of the week!

  • destro273

    Another stellar write up from The Seige!! As always very insightful and not just the average ranking list you see everywhere.

  • gswenson0607

    excellent point about rozier…clicks X

  • Steelintds

    Great stuff as usual Seige!

  • brannigan73

    You’ll have more smart then Rozier for contrarian purposes you should be clear on that because Rozier is clearly a superior per minute fantasy producer when the minutes are anywhere near close. Like tonight if Rozier plays 25 minutes and Smart plays 30 minutes probably 2/3 chance Rozier outscores him.

  • bills58

    Thanks. Appreciate that you spelled out the reasoning for liking Smart over Rozier.

  • theseige

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

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      2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    @brannigan73 said...

    You’ll have more smart then Rozier for contrarian purposes you should be clear on that because Rozier is clearly a superior per minute fantasy producer when the minutes are anywhere near close. Like tonight if Rozier plays 25 minutes and Smart plays 30 minutes probably 2/3 chance Rozier outscores him.

    For the record this isn’t exactly true when you take out the Rozier games where Smart was also out

    Didn’t work out this time but be prepared to read this again next time it happens

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