My life as a NBA Noob

So i decided that i would test the uncharted waters of the NBA this week on Fan duel . Ya ya don’t get me started. As a NBA noob the water looks warm and reach out as far as the eye can see.  But i am told there are
lots of sharks in dem der sea’s. So i decided to tread lightly. My first foray in this was Monday night with a Head 2 Head challenge that i acquired in the chat room by
asking for a rookie to play against. No need to try and take on a shark
day one. My request was like chum in the water as i had around 15
Private requests with in 1 minute. After checking records and sifting
through people just trying to abuse little ol me i found someone and
accepted the challenge.

A little back ground on me. I really don’t like the sport of
basketball. Being tall  and always being asked to play in High School
etc just really turned me off the sport. Plus it always seemed to me
that the people that could not play Hockey or Football played
basketball… I guess i have always looked at it as a less skillful
game. Don’t blast me for saying it! its just my take. ANYWAY back to me. I understand the game and the rules, more or less. I know the big name
players at least 15 or so of them. But other than that have no real
player knowledge.

Ok so i have to make my player selections. WHO THE ^#*$ are all these guys?? Whats a PF SG??? who cares i just need to pick a player. So my thoughts were this. I
went to covers and looked to see what games had the highest over under
totals for the day.  Then looked to see what players are the top scores
for the teams in those games. It makes sense to me that you should have a max of 2 players from any one team. Preferably just one player i think. Next was to grab all the top players based on those games and there
fantasy pts per game average. I was left with 3 open spots. Those were filled with the best average ppg players at around the 5k mark. I then had to check to see if any of
these guys were injured. I was lucky and everyone showed healthy.

So as it turns out my opponent had a player not play very well
compared to what his totals indicated he should have and i held on to
win a close one. Yay me. I really like that there are so many points
scored so there is always action while watching the in progress screen.

The next day i accepted a challenge from the the same player and went
through the same process. And again met with the same results. So i am
rocking a 2-0 record to start off my NBA career. I must say i enjoy
watching my NBA player fantasy stats increase more than i enjoy watching the games. On a side note i will say that i enjoy attending a live NBA
game over going to a live NHL game. Yet you could not pay me to watch an NBA game on TV and could not pry me away from watching hockey on the

Tonight there were so many games and i really did not have a chance to
look into things so i missed out on all the fun with Fan Duels Wednesday night madness. This multiple entry into the large events thing kinda
rubs me the wrong way, but most people seem to like it. I guess i will
have to give it a shot Friday.

This NBA noob will be sticking to playing with the smaller fish in the Fan Duel pond
for now. Maybe if i can get up to 9 or 10 wins i will go all Roy Scheider. But for now i know my place.

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