I love sports and I bet you love sports too! The adrenalin rush you get from watching someone make an incredible play to swing an outcome of the game is breathtaking. With that said watching a player you rostered make that same play is nothing short of addictive. Watching your screen name move up the standing throughout any given day is glorious.
I have decided to challenge myself in this post to become a better DFS player. Playing daily fantasy sports is certainly something I enjoy very much.
The objective of the challenge is to build up my bankroll from $50 to $500 by the end of Friday night.
I will be focusing primarily on playing in various NBA tournaments on DraftKings throughout the week to generate a positive ROI.
I will be using an array of tools to help me with my research process and player selection. My essential sources for DFS goodness are RotoGrinders, Fantasy Labs, Rotoworld, www.basketball-reference.com, and obviously Google.
Day 1 Monday January 9th, 2017.
On this day I will be playing 10% of my $50 bankroll budget on NBA tournaments. I will have a single entry in the $500K Four Point Play tournament on DraftKings. In addition to that I will be playing two entries in $20K Hot Shot 3 entry max tournament on DraftKings.
My general strategy for tonight is to have 100% exposure to Russell Westbrook at PG position. On short slates like this I firmly believe that having studs on your team is a must. The reason behind that are raw points. If a stud player like Westbrook goes nuts on such short three game slate then he becomes an absolute must to win any tournaments. Russell Westbrook is fully capable of outscoring the second highest scoring player on the night by at least 25 fantasy points. With that said though you can go ahead and fade Westbtook on DK if you decide to go with a more balanced approach.
I am also going to have 100% exposure to Langston Galloway and Donatas Moteijunas of New Orleans Pelicans. I like the upside they bring with their matchups as well as the dead minimum price on DK. I believe they can both deliver over 21 DK points, which would be 7 times their salary. Also having them on the roster allows me to pay up for at least one more stud to go with Westbrook. I am definitely going with stars and scrubs approach on this short three game slate.
EDIT: Ohhh and there goes Derrick Rose ruining two out of my three lineups. Thanks buddy.