NBA FanDuel – Tuesday October 16th

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NBA FanDuel – Tuesday October 16th

The NBA FanDuel season has finally arrived and I’m extremely excited. A new season means a new Fanduel format and it’s an interesting one. If you don’t know, let me introduce you. After everyone complained for late swap with late inactives coming FanDuel decided to drop you lowest score of the lineup. This will lead to some interesting builds and change the way I play cash games. I have yet to figure out the strategy I will implement but once I know I surely will let you guys know. My first thought was having 2 punt plays of low-priced guys and I would assume one goes off and the other it doesn’t and it won’t matter. Follow me on twitter @dfs_Joey for any updates because if you played NBA DFS last year you know things could change all the way up to lock and we already have injury concerns.

Point Guard

I will most likely be paying up at PG tonight there’s not a ton of cash value to choose from as of now. Of course that could all change with late inactives and Westbrook being questionable.

Russell Westbrook 12.5k: Come on this man is a walking triple double. There’s not much convincing to do for a guy who is known to break slates. If he’s not able to go this would bump Schroeder as a borderline must play. UPDATE – Westbrook is OUT. Fire up Schroder.

Markelle Fultz 5.7k:I’m expecting Fultz to become the starter for the 76ers. I’ll be interested to see what happens with Fultz and Simmons with ball handling duties. Last years number 1 overall pick will look to get it going this year. He’s the youngest player ever with a triple double so he’s got the potential with his shoulder healed up.

Shooting Guard

Jaylen Brown 5.9k: He’s a mid price guy with the talent to back it up. Last year he played the minutes to pay off his price rag most nights for cash with Gordon Hayward back it’s tough to see exactly how this Boston rotation will end up with all these great players to fit into the game.

Furkan Korkmaz 3.5k: With Chandler out look for Korkmaz to step into a bigger role. He burst onto the scene during summer league with his amazing performance dropping 40 points after hitting 8/14 3s. The new format for FanDuel makes me more comfortable with this play. If he’s off shooting then his score is dropped.

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Small Forward

Kevin Durant 10.2k: He’s going against his old team tonight against OKC –  Curry has down games here cause Durant likes to go off and remind OKC what they are missing. He’s got a chance to drop 40 in a match he averaged 29/6.5/2.3 with some good defensive stats which is great for FD.

Robert Covington 6.4k:  With Chandler out I’m not concerned about Covington’s minutes at all. His 3 and D style of play helps him get plenty of points. Not my favorite play but SF is looking a little rough in this slate until more news breaks.

Power Forward

Jayson Tatum 6.4k: FD moves Tatum to PF for some reason. They’ve messed around with a couple of players positions too. Tatum seemed to really come out and shine in the playoffs. Hayward coming back does scare me a little

Jerami Grant 4.7k: He should be seeing big minutes tonight at a cheap price tag. This man is a special talent and could match-up well with how the Warriors play small ball. He is one of my favorite plays on the slate especially if Adams is out he will be called on even more.


Center is the spot I normally pay down for in cash games especially when there is late news of an inactive after pricing comes out you can usually grab some nice value. If a guy is going to play 30+ minutes and be under the hoop grabbing rebounds he’s going to score a lot of points no matter how good they actually are.

Joel Embiid 10.2k: Obviously he’s one of the most elite play on the board. He could easily end up being the highest scoring player even on a slate with Russell Westbrook on it. Boston vs Centers has always been a matchup I’ve exploited and that’s continued in the preseason this year. With little personale change at the center position for the Celtics I expect this to CJ tinue to be a trend throughout the season.

Jordan Bell 5.4k: I’m not sure how long Cousins will be out but it looks like it will be a long time. Bell will look to take on the center position during his absence.

Nerlens Noel 4K: I love playing starting centers that are cheap. They are going to get a lot of work just grabbing rebounds. Most centers if they are good can get you 10/10 if they play 30+ minutes which he can do. I just need confirmation that Adams is out to play him.

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