Fading the Chalk: When 370 Isn't Enough
I’m a restaurant manager that works crazy hours and uses DFS as a way to escape from the stress that comes with my job. I’m certainly not a pro, but I have been a profitable player over the past few years, and getting up early to blog about my process is one of the best ways that I have found to fight depression and anxiety. If you’d like to talk about barbecue, sports, or life in general, hit me up on Twitter: @EasyMoneySelby.
I’m a little later than usual getting started on this one, and that means that it’s probably going to go up too late for anyone to actually read it. But I still need to write it because I need to get out of my head for a few minutes.
Let me explain.
Everything was going great with my Achilles recovery, and I even got the go-ahead from the doctor to gradually start putting pressure on it during my Tuesday afternoon checkup. Then I fell and messed up everything. This is not fun.
But at least I have DFS to help keep my mind off of the fact that I can barely move.
My Lineup: The Backup Wizards All-Stars
The first piece of news that we had to process yesterday was that the Wizards were going to be without John Wall, Jeff Green, and Dwight Howard. That made each of the remaining guys on the roster valuable plays, and I was pretty set on Thomas Satoransky, Bradley Beal, and Austin Rivers. From there, it was either going to be Kelly Oubre, Jr., Markieff Morris, or Thomas Bryant depending on how the rest of my lineup looked.
If I went with Giannis and PG at SF, I didn’t have enough to get any of the guys on my shortlist at PF while also fitting Jamal Murray at PG. However, if I paired Russ with PG and went down to Kelly Oubre, Jr., I could afford to finish out my lineup with both of the Toronto PFs. I liked that.
The Expert Lineups
MJClub was able to get up to Anthony Davis and still fit Jamal Murray and Paul George by skipping over Bradley Beal and only focusing on three of the cheapest Wizards. He also ran two Atlanta Hawks back against those Wizards and was able to finish out with the big game from Julius Randle at the bottom of his lineup.
CSURAM88 also had a pretty great night with this lineup that was basically the Giannis lineup that I tried to put together with Anthony Davis instead so that he could fit Paul George and Kelly Oubre, Jr.
The Big Takeaway
From a DFS standpoint, today’s big takeaway should probably be to embrace that chalk value as it presents itself, but for me personally, it’s all about using DFS as a way to escape the frustrations of the fact that this recover is not going the way I want it to.
I want my life back. Right now. But that isn’t possible. But in between the rough bouts of sitting here feeling sorry for myself, I get windows like I had last night where I can drink a few beers and watch some hoops.
I have another appointment bright and early tomorrow morning, so I won’t have time to get an article out, but I will definitely be playing tonight and watching the games on TNT.
Did you play the NBA slate last night? How did you do? Did you fall into the traps of playing guys who didn’t produce? Or did you crush and find yourself up at the top of your contests? Either way, leave a comment and let me know what went into your process!