Yesterday was a busy day for the NBA on FanDuel!
Let’s take a look at a championship-winning lineup from yesterday to see how they got to the top of the leaderboard. We’ll also use this as a chance to see how well yesterday’s advice article fared.
PG Tomas Satoransky WAS $5200
Point guard seemed to be the thinnest position going into Saturday’s main slate and it
paid off to take some risks at the position. New Orleans’ Rajon Rondo was a chalk play
coming off of a big last outing and he busted with a mere 17.1 Fanduel points.
Satoransky, who was recommended in Saturday’s article and cost only $600 more than
Rondo on Fanduel, had 19 points, six assists, three rebounds, and two steals on his
way to 36.6 Fanduel points in the Wizards 115-98 victory in Orlando. Despite
Satoransky’s increased role with John Wall injured, his ownership percentage was
under 10 percent in tournaments Saturday.
PG Ricky Rubio UTA $5900
Rubio wasn’t mentioned in Saturday’s article, but it’s easy to see why as a matchup
between the Spurs and the Jazz isn’t usually the place to look for upside on a big slate.
Utah was able to score 120 points in the victory, however, as Rubio, a contrarian play,
had 34 points, nine assists, and three rebounds on his way to 47.1 Fanduel points.
SG James Harden HOU $11500
Harden was mentioned in Saturday’s article and of course he was the chalk with the
Rockets banged up and playing the Cavaliers on national television. Even though
Harden is ultimately part of the winning lineup, he failed to reach value as he was held
to 16 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and two steals on his way to 38.7 Fanduel
points. On a slate where there weren’t many other options to spend-up on, most
decided against fading Harden as he was over 60 percent owned in tournaments.
SG Bradley Beal WAS $9200
Beal was also mentioned in Saturday’s article and for good reason as he came in
averaging over 50 fantasy points in his last four games playing without John Wall. He
failed to hit 50 Fanduel points on Saturday, but his 45.6 Fanduel points almost got him
to 5X and that was enough on a night where spending up was a little difficult.
SF Jimmy Butler MIN $8900
Jimmy Butler has been a fantasy monster pretty much all season long, so why not fire
him up in a high scoring game the Timberwolves figured to win against New Orleans?
Butler delivered yet again as his 54.1 Fanduel points were the most on this winning
SF Gerald Green HOU $4600
Green was mentioned in Saturday’s article due to the Rockets having injuries, which
opened up more opportunity for Green. He put up 17 points and three rebounds, but
also added three blocks and one steal on his way to 31.6 Fanduel points.
PF Nicola Mirotic NO $6100
Mirotic was the play of the night as he put up 18 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, four
steals, and one block on his way to 48.4 Fanduel points in his first game with the New
Orleans Pelicans. At just 10 percent ownership in tournaments, he proved to be a
difference-maker in your lineups.
PF Kelly Olynyk MIA $4700
Olynyk’s game as a big who can stretch the floor seems to play well against the Pistons
as he had over 40 Fanduel points in their last meeting and followed that up with 37.1
Fanduel points on Saturday. He was somewhat of an obvious play given his matchup,
role and price, but to see him over 60 percent owned in tournaments was still a mild
C Bam Adebayo MIA $3800
Adebayo was mentioned in Saturday’s article as one of the top bargains on the entire
slate. Coming off of a big game on Friday, he figured to see more opportunities once
again in the absence of Hassan Whiteside. As a super-chalk play, Adebayo failed to
repeat his performance or even hit value against the Pistons as he had four points, five
rebounds, and a block on his way to 13 Fanduel points. He was simply no match for
Andre Drummond on the boards and wasn’t involved much offensively.