Slate IQ NBA

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SlateIQ NBA: Sunday, February 9th

Welcome to SlateIQ NBA Beta! We leverage our extensive contest ResultsDB to search for the 25 most similar DraftKings slates that match certain conditions we’ll see tonight. Below, you’ll find some descriptive stats and information about those slates. Each weekday, we’ll deploy our DFS analysts to look over this data, and express their opinion on how tonight’s slate may (or may not) play out similarly for the winners. See the blog to your immediate right on desktop browsers or scroll below the comments section to view on mobile.

NOTE: SlateIQ is only possible for DraftKings at the moment, but we’ll be sure to announce if we can do this type of analysis on other sites in the future.

Slate Texture

Similar – The 25 most similar slate’s to tonight based on slate size & player salary & positional comparisons.
Average – All slates of the same size.

50/50 Cash Line – Projected Cash Line for 50/50 Contests for Tonight’s Slate
GPP Cash Line – Projected Cash Line for GPPs for Tonight’s Slate
Stacking Factor – A scale of 0 to 100 for stacking player’s from one game on tonight’s slate. 0 = no stacking at all. 100 = maximum stacking.
Stars and Scrubs Factor – A scale of 0 to 100 for roster construction on tonight’s slate based. 0 = balanced lineups. 100 = stars and scrubs lineups.
Ownership Factor – A scale of 0 to 100 for overall ownership in lineups on tonight’s slate. 0 = very low ownership (lower owned players). 100 = very high ownership (higher owned players).
Chalk Hit Rate – Percentage of top-5 owned players in historically similar slates that had higher exposure in winning lineups than ownership percentage
Slate Game Count – Average game count for historically similar slates
Slate Player Count – Average player count for historically similar slates
Values – Number of Value Plays based on RotoGrinders projections in the indicated price range.

Salary Spent By Position

The average salary spent by position in the top 0.1% of lineups today, the overall field today, and the field average for similar size slates.

Positions Used in Flex Spots by Winners

A breakdown of which positions the top 0.1% of lineups used in their flex positions (Guard, Forward, & Utility) on the 25 most similar past slates.

Winner Salary Tiers By Position

Where the top 0.1% of lineups today have spent their salary in tiers by each position based on past similar slates.


The top 5 highest leverage roster construction strategies for stacking based on the 25 most similar slates to tonight’s slate.

Chalk Hit Rates

The top 5 highest projected owned players for tonight’s slate, and the rate in which they project to hit (hit = be in the top .1% of GPP lineups) based on similar plays from the most similar historical slates.


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