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DraftKings and FanDuel Slam Dunks, All-Star Game

Alex Baker



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Looking at previous All-Star game box scores, we can learn a lot. The biggest difference is that players rarely block shots; in 2017 and 2016 there were only two blocks in the entire game! Thus, I think that guys who usually get a lot like Anthony Davis and Joel Embiid who rack up tons of blocks during a normal game will be relatively worse in the ASG compared to their regular performance.

Stephen Curry (9800 DK, 13000 FD) – Curry already plays on an All-Star team during the regular season, so I expect his production to decrease less relatively compared to other superstars! His specialty has always been long range shots, and against lazy ASG defense, he’s likely to make them at a much higher clip than the regular season. Being the captain of his team and the point guard, I expect him to have motive and opportunity to have a monster game tonight!

Joel Embiid (8000 DK, 12500 FD) – Embiid is completely underpriced on DraftKings; I think that he will get starter minutes and he’s the cheapest one, but the usage might be low along Harden, Curry, and Antetokounmpo. That being said, he’s worth the risk because of the great opportunity for his price. On FanDuel, I’ll still have him in lineups, but not as one of my top plays.

Alex is better known to fantasy players by his handle "Awesemo" from seeing him in every big tournament in the industry. Playing poker professionally from 2009-2015, he heard that daily fantasy was the next big game picking up steam, and he quickly saw the potential of the relatively new game. Growing his bankroll from 2015-2016, he made a big step in 2017 by claiming the #1 overall ranking on RotoGrinders for the year. After completing his primary objective, he was looking for what's next. Attending dozens of fantasy events, Alex realized that everyone was repeating the same story: wanting to be a great DFS player while holding down a full-time job. He realized that the resources available to fantasy players while great weren't enough to help hobbyists get to the level of competing with the top pros. Having met Tom Kennedy during the FanDuel Scottish Open, the two decided to take on the realm of fantasy content along with co-founder Eddie Lai. Alex creates his own projections for each sport he plays, publishing rankings derived directly from them updated for each major slate. He also writes strategy content for how to become a better DFS player in his Game Plan series. You can contact Alex by emailing [email protected].

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