Seeing as 2016 has been a struggle for me so far with the NBA, which has typically been my best DFS sport, I wanted to try to focus on the positives as I try to get my mind right and get back on track. This got me to thinking about where I’ve had success in the past and thought it’d be cool to hear any stories of success that people want to share.
My most memorable win came during last year’s NBA playoffs, and I remember it vividly. I had thrown some $2 entries into a 2-game slate featuring Bulls vs. Bucks and Warriors vs. Pelicans. Figuring that most people would lean towards the Warriors game, I got the idea to do a 7-player stack from the Bulls/Bucks game to try to separate from the pack. This still allowed me to go with Draymond Green in the other game. The Bulls/Bucks game was competitive throughout and ended up being higher scoring than I expected.
As the game went on and I looked at this lineup and the standings, I remember thinking that if my stack could get to 250 points or above and Draymond can get the 40-50 I was expecting from him, that I should be able to approach or exceed 300 and maybe have a shot at a good sweat that night. My stack finished with around 252 if I remember right, and it was all up to Draymond from there. He had a good first half as I continued to climb up the leaderboard, and I was so close to the top when he went to the bench in the 3rd quarter. Haha, I remember how long it felt before he came back into the game in the 4th as I dropped a little bit in the standings. He came back in the game and picked up where he left off, helping take me to the top of the leaderboard where I tied for first place! All in all, I took home over $400 that night on $24 in entries. It was pretty awesome, and it’s experiences like that that push me to keep grinding even when I’m struggling like I have been for the past 3 months.
Good luck, fellow grinders! Anyone else have any stories they want to share?