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Utilizing the Salary Cap in NBA DFS

Justin Van Zuiden aka “stlcardinals84” is one of the best GPP players in the world and he’s written a course devoted to utilizing the salary cap in NBA DFS. In this four-part course, he covers the following topics:

• Why salary cap optimization is an underrated aspect of DFS
• Stars and scrubs vs. balanced lineup construction
• The age old question: can we leave salary on the table and if so, how much?
• How to maximize your edge using the late swap feature on DraftKings
• How the new FanDuel “drop a score” format will impact cash games and tournament strategy

5 lessons

  1. 1

    Introduction and Background

    Finding every edge possible through salary cap optimization.

  2. 2

    Stars and Scrubs vs. Balanced Lineup Construction

    An edge can be had with a balanced lineup approach in tournaments.

  3. 3

    How Much Salary Can we Leave on the Table?

    Leaving money on the table is a way to avoid duplicated lineups.

  4. 4

    DraftKings Strategy and Utilizing the Late Swap Feature

    How to maximize your edge by using the late swap feature.

  5. 5

    FanDuel Strategy with the "Drop a Score" Format

    How the new FanDuel format will change lineup construction in tournaments.


Utilizing the Salary Cap in NBA DFS

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Justin Van Zuiden

Justin Van Zuiden, aka stlcardinals84, is a popular RotoGrinders contributor and GrindersLive host who routinely finishes in the top 10 of the TPOY race. He’s appeared in numerous live finals and has logged countless six-figure wins in a host of different sports.

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