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Daily Fantasy Basketball: Vegas Lines and Opportunity

One of the most underrated tools in daily fantasy sports is using the Vegas Lines. In NBA, the Vegas lines can be combined with minutes, usage, and pace projections to really get a sense of which players will do the majority of the fantasy scoring.

4 lessons

  1. 1

    Vegas Lines in NBA

    Teams with a high scoring upside are great. But what if the margin is so big they end up resting players at the end of game? This lesson shows how to balance point totals and lines for a game to make optimal decisions.

  2. 2

    Importance of Minutes

    When a player sees a change in his minutes per game, this creates pricing inefficiencies. This lesson shows which aspects are important when determining when a player will see these fluctuations.

  3. 3

    Impact of Blowouts

    A team’s margin of victory in a game can play a huge role in a player’s final fantasy output. This lesson shows how we should use the Vegas spread to find games conducive to high outputs and when we may want to shy away.

  4. 4

    Pace and Offensive Efficiency

    Understanding the roles of pace and efficiency can help you find value in daily fantasy basketball. This lesson shows how you can find these statistics and what role they should play in your roster building.


Daily Fantasy Basketball: Vegas Lines and Opportunity


Derek Farnsworth

Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.