InSites 1/17/14 to 1/23/14

I thought I would start this blog by going back two weeks and doing recaps of my experiences playing two different sites.

Unless noted all of the results are from the $2 Shot on FanDuel and the $2 Layup on DraftKings.


Player Points
Dragic 49.5
Lowry 39
G.Green 20.4
Burks 16.9
W.Johnson 34.7
Deng 28.6
P.Gasol 48.6
Humphries 9.7
Varejao 42.7
Total 287.10
Player Points
Lowry 43.25
DeRozan 31.75
W.Johnson 36.75
Nowitzki 34.75
T.Chandler 34.5
Chalmers 25.75
B.Griffin 50.25
Deng 28.75
Total 285.75

Cashes – None. The closest was the Draftkings team which finished 920th, the top 800 got paid.

Overlap – Lowry, Deng and Johnson were the only players to make both lineups.

Analysis –

  • FanDuel
    • The score wasn’t horrible, but not good enough.
      • Dragic, Gasol, Varejao, Johnson, Lowry were all good to great.
        • I was on the wrong end of the Boston bigs with Humphries, 9.7, what a lineup killer. Unfortunately Green and Burks also underperformed.
          • This lineup was either hit or miss and too many misses weighed down the good plays.
  • DraftKings

  • Similar to FD not a horrible score but it still fell short.
    • While no one was bad too many guys were just average.


Player Points
Lillard 34
Burke 14.6
Stephenson 44.9
Stuckey 22
Ariza 32.1
Aminu 26.3
Boozer 32.6
A.Davis 50.9
Noah 54.7
Total 312.10
Player Points
Burke 17.25
Stephenson 49
P.George 54.5
Boozer 36.25
Noah 58
Lillard 37.25
McRoberts 24
Hinrich 27.25
Total 303.50

Cashes – Both. 347th in the Shot on FD and 445th in the Layup on DK.

Overlap – Lots of similiarities with the Bulls taking on Philly. One big difference was Davis versus George between the sites.

Analysis –

  • Burke against Minnesota seemed like a good play but he ended up being the weak link on both rosters. Overall quite better than the night before.


Player Points
Lawson 41.8
P.Mills 37.9
Bellinelli 22.1
G.Green 16.2
Durant 59.7
J.Green 30.9
Diaw 5.7
Sullinger 21.6
Cousins 37.3
Total 273.2
Player Points
P.Mills 40.5
G.Green 17.25
Durant 63
Cousins 43
Henson 32.75
I. Thomas 49.75
Diaw 7.75
Sullinger 22.5
Total 276.50

Cashes – 1. I somehow managed to squeak into the cash at 586th on DK.

Overlap – Much to my chagrin these teams are very similar. Lawson became IT2 and Henson completed the DK lineup. It should be noted that the FD lineup was from the LATE set.

Analysis –

  • I guess I was dead set on using KD and Boogie but I am kind of left scratching my head on this one. At least it wasn’t a total loss.

1/20/14 and 1/21/14

I ran split games sets in both so for the purpose of this recap I will skip. I will mention that there were no cashes either day.


Player Points
Augustin 41.5
Knight 33.9
Beal 22.6
Harden 44.9
Parsons 35
C.Johnson 18.9
C.Anthony 46.3
T.Gibson 43
Drummond 35.9
Total 322
Player Points
Augustin 45.25
Knight 38.25
DeRozan 50.75
T.Gibson 43.25
D.Jordan 40
Stephenson 19.25
Henson 21.25
Drummond 38.5
Total 296.50

Cashes – 1. DraftKings. The FanDuel was actually in the Super Slam. Yes, 322 missed the cash, finishing 540th. Top 500 got paid.

Overlap – Augustin, Drummond, Gibson and Knight managed to grace both rosters.

Analysis –

  • FanDuel
    • Ouch 322 misses the money. That hurt a little bit.
      • Unfortunately the punt play didn’t exceed value. Beal underperformed and Harden was nothing special.
        • Can’t be upset with the effort just disappointed in the result.
  • DraftKings
    • Managed 883rd place, the top 1150 paid.
      • Stephenson really disappointed against Phoenix . Hoped for more from Henson but still respectable.


Typical Thursday. As my usual I did not enter any contests on this day.

Whew! That was a long and somewhat rough first week recap.

I hope others find something useful in my experiences or are even willing to offer constructive criticism. In a couple of days I will try to post about the week starting on 1/24/14.

Once I get caught up I will try to do a recap every fews days instead of once a week.

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  • jimfred82

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    i disagree on the rough part; you have a pretty high GPP cash percentage right now, looks pretty solid to me!

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