Bright Ideas: 12/24 Christmas Eve Edition

I’ve been playing DFS for about 4 years now. I normally play small buy-in large field GPP’s and have found moderate success. I do not play DFS to get rich however I am still holding on to that dream. I play mostly for entertainment purposes, so this blog is not an attempt to find fantasy gold, but rather a way to spice things up a bit. I have always wanted to find a system that bucks the popular trend and goes against the grain so to speak. I know the importance of being contrarian and differentiating roster construction and I hope this helps me, or anyone else who struggles with this, kind of think outside the box. I will construct one large field $0.25 GPP entry and break it down. I will use FanDuel pricing, and again, this is for entertainment purposes only.

Reflection and Analysis for 12/22

I know this was a couple days ago, but if we remember I built two lineups for this blog installment. I mentioned how the PF position was a dumpster fire and I was looking to drop down at the PG, SF, and PF positions to upgrade at SG. Well both of the lineups did very well and even though we saw a pretty high cash line of 332.5, each of these lineups managed to min cash for a return of $1.00 on the two entries.

The original lineup scored 334 while the Alternate build did just a tad bit better at 340.5. It was kind of hard to swallow scoring that well and only min cashing but sometimes that happens. All in all the switch from Bledsoe down to Berea, Barnes down to Jones Jr, and Tucker down to Jerebko helped me get up from Wright to Butler. It only gained me 5.5 points, but it was an improvement and if I remember correctly it also left me with a few hundred dollars in salary that I could’ve continued tinker with if I wanted to.

The Bright Spots

Simmons (54.4/14.1%), Ariza (36.9/35.8%) and Green (36.5/35.6%) all played really well and exceeded value for their salaries. Booker (60.8/22.9%) and Ayton (50.9/19.8%) were the benefits of that ridiculous triple overtime game in which my prediction didn’t stand a chance once that happened, but I did call it at 118-112 and I think the final regulation score was 119-119 so I wasn’t far off. Tucker (32.7/14.7%) and Jerebko (37.7/9.2%) would’ve been a great pairing at PF considering the salary that saved. Butler (40.9/13.3%) and Barnes (32.2/5.6%) both were able to return 5x or more.

The Dim Spots

Not many left to list in the next two sections. I will put Berea (22.4/11.9%) here because he wasn’t a let down but he has yet to bust out for that 8x game at such a low salary. Bledsoe (29.6/11.7%) was able to at least put up a return of 4x but probably should’ve done more.

The Let Down Spots

Jones Jr. (13.1/7.4%) really saw his minutes and production falter and his nice run might have come to an end. Wright (14.1/16.9%) has let me down three builds in a row and is starting to show up on the naughty list.

November Total: $2.98 LOSS

Overall December Total after 17 builds: UP – $.70

12/24 Christmas Eve Edition

Seeing as how we don’t have any games on the schedule for today I am not expecting many people to read this, but I wanted to return to writing today to reflect on the lineups from Saturday and also to wish everyone who does read this a Merry Christmas. I wanted to take the time to thank each and everyone of the people who have read my blogs or taken the time to leave a comment or hit the like button. I do spend a couple hours on this blog daily, and it is very cool to see that it is not falling on deaf ears. I haven’t decided whether or not I will continue it for 2019 as my schedule is starting to fill up and will get ridiculous by February so I am just going to take it a day at a time for the remainder of December and see how it goes.

Thanks again for all the nice comments, the insight, the general interest in the blog, and to all the people who read this or have read Bright Ideas in the past I thank you. You are the reason that I do it, and I hope to have helped some of you along the way. December has gotten much better than November and I hope to finish out this month in the + column.

So that makes the Christmas Eve Edition roster look like this…

PG – Buddy the Elf, Rudolph
SG – Mrs. Claus (Dead Eye Shooter), Dasher
SF – Frosty the Snowman (Great at setting screens), Comet
PF – Santa Claus (The beef down low), Blitzen
C – The Abominable Snowman (YETI) (shot blocker and rim protector)


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  • SenderGreen

    Happy Christmas to you too! Thank you for blogging. Don’t think of this blog as an obligation. I appreciate whenever you do blog, but I understand and I know not to expect it.

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