To meet everyone’s NBA DFS needs, we put out loads of content each and every day. From rankings, point projections and ownership projections, to articles and cheatsheets detailing our experts’ favorite picks and pivots, to videos giving you access to the most up-to-date late breaking news and lineup advice in the minutes before lock, and so much more. Our team of NBA DFS experts is hear to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in daily fantasy basketball, on DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, and FantasyDraft.
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Given the abundance of content we realize it can be overwhelming to navigate the site and make sense of it all. That’s where this content schedule comes in. Below is a brief description and link to each piece of content, including whether it’s free or premium (each is posted/streamed daily unless otherwise indicated):
New NBA DFS Features This Year!
(Platinum) (Posted by 12 PM ET)
Having accurate projections is vital to success in NBA DFS. This season now you have access to the player projections Awesemo creates to dominate NBA tournaments every day. Available for DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, and FantasyDraft.
The Awesemo Premium Blog (Express/Platinum) (Beginning at 1 PM ET)
Every day, Alex ‘Awesemo’ Baker releases his real-time premium NBA DFS blog updating events as they happen, while discussing his lineup building process for the upcoming slate, with thoughts on injuries, chalk and how he’s approaching his player exposure. We will keep you up to date throughout the day on the latest news and how that affects how you should approach the slate. Provided up until lock.
The Awesemo Game Plan YouTube Video (Express/Platinum) (4 PM ET)
A quick-hitter NBA DFS vid on the Awesemo YouTube Channel for all our Premium subscribers. Alex ‘Awesemo’ Baker appears with a rotating cast of Team Awesemo members, breaking down the slate using the premium tools available on the website. This video wraps up all our data, tools and projections, telling you how to put it all together for the slate ahead.
Team Awesemo Survey (Express/Platinum) (4 PM ET)
Want to know who our experts are playing in cash? Who they think the biggest bust will be? Their top NBA DFS contrarian plays? We’ve got you covered with our NEW Expert Survey where the top players in DFS offer their top NBA DFS Picks on the slate, and their favorite fades, as well.
NBA Top Player Probability (Platinum)
Awesemo calculates the probability that each player will be one of the top scoring players of the slate as well as the probability that they will be the top value. Ceiling and floor projections will be provided.
Ownership Rankings (Express/Platinum)
Awesemo’s Ownership Rankings let you know how popular a player is compared to the other players at their position by ranking all players by ownership projection.
Awesemo’s Big Board (Express/Platinum)
Awesemo ranks all of the top plays on the slate from best to worst based on projection and salary. Perfect for someone to build a cash game lineup.
Podcasts & Videos
NBA Early Bird (FREE) (posted on iTunes and YouTube by 10 pm ET the night before)
Featuring Dave “Loughy” Loughran, Eric “Emac” MacPherson, Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Dan Strafford: Our first-look at the NBA slate from some of the best minds in DFS. The guys discuss which players and games you’ll need to target based on the early data.
NBA DFS Strategy Show (FREE) (stream starts at 9:30 am ET)
Featuring Sal Vetri, Josh Engleman, Dave “Loughy” Loughran, Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer and Eric “EMac” MacPherson Brought to you by a rotating cast of our top NBA analysts, the NBA strategy show delves into the intricacies of DFS analysis breaking down almost every DFS-relevant player and often resulting in heated discussions regarding Bruno Caboclo’s minutes. The show focuses not only on identifying “plays of the day,” but also on strategies on how to approach DFS that are applicable to each and every slate. Engage with the hosts and some of the most knowledgeable and impassioned DFS players around in our premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat.
Deeper Dive (FREE) (streams during 2nd hour before lock typically 5 pm until 6 pm ET)
Featuring Dave “Loughy” Loughran and Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer: the companion YouTube stream to our popular “Deep Dive” article, Loughy and Adam dive into the stats, taking into account all of the most up-to-date information in the hour before lock. Come prepared to discuss your favorite plays of the in premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat or just sit back and soak up all that our community of top-DFS players has to offer.
Live Before Lock (FREE) (streams during the hour before lock typically 6 pm until 7 pm ET)
Featuring Chris Randone, Josh Engleman, Fast Eddie Fear and Chris Spags: our flagship YouTube show, this stream will impact your ROI unlike any other. We bring you not only the late-breaking news and information but also what it means for your lineups and how to react and adapt as effectively as possible. The guys will also help with last-minute lineups decisions to bring your questions to premium Slack chat or free YouTube chat. Stick around after lock for a first look at contests, some general DFS strategy discussion, as well as post-lock news (including pivots) for those playing on late-swap sites.
Four Corners (FREE) (posted by 3 pm ET on weekdays)
Featuring Chris Spags: a short form “picks” style video focused on the four key inflection points of the slate and how to approach each. Loaded with relevant data and Chris’s inimitable style, the Four Corners video is a popular short-form companion to our in-depth daily fantasy content.
NBA DFS Data
NBA Fantasy-Point Projections (Platinum) (posted by 9 am ET/updated throughout the day as news breaks)
Our NBA DFS fantasy point projections breaks down every element of a player’s projected performance and synthesizes thousands of data points into one easy to use fantasy-point projection for each player that can be used as a reference for hand-building lineups or plugged into an optimizer to create hundreds of lineups within seconds. The player’s projections page also provides underlying data including each player’s expected minutes played, usage rate and breaks down each statistical scoring category (points, rebounds, assists etc.).
NBA Ownership Projections (Platinum) (posted by 9 am ET/updated in the hours before lock as news breaks)
As the the competition becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s not only important to know who the best plays are but also who the best players are that no one else talking about. Ownership projections provide you insight into where the “field” (other players) will land and how you can pivot away from over-owned and target under-owned players and give you the competitive advantage you need to take down large GPPs.
Awesemo’s NBA Rankings (Express/Platinum) (posted by 12 pm ET and updated before lock)
The world’s best DFS player releases his letter grade rankings for each and every fantasy-relevant player on the day’s slates. Perfect for hand-building lineups or comparing to your own projections to test for accuracy, these grades are also featured in our Lineup Builder.
NBA DFS Tools
NBA Lineup Builder (Express/Platinum) (updated each day by 12 pm ET)
The Lineup Builder is the perfect tool for hand-building lineups. Equipped with Awesemo’s proprietary rankings and ownership projections, as well as Vegas implied totals, matchups and lineup information, this tool aggregates all the information you need to build your best lineup onto a single page. Lineups you build on this page will receive both a GPA based on Awesemo’s rankings and a contrarian percentile ranking for evaluating whether your GPP lineups are too “chalky.”
NBA Fantasy Cruncher optimizer (Premium add-on) (updated the night before)
The most powerful optimizer in DFS, available as an add-on to Awesemo.com premium members, is updated the night before with all of the day’s slates.
NBA Lineup Study (Premium add-on)
Analyze how the top players are building their lineups to take your game to the next level. Every single DraftKings contest is available to be analyzed to see what the pros are doing!
Slack Chat (Express/Platinum)
featuring all of our analysts and the world’s most passionate DFS community: join us in our NBA slack channel where we’re talking strategy and plays (and sometimes sweating lineups) into the late hours of the night.
NBA DFS Articles
The Awesemo Essentials NBA Cheatsheet by Josh Engleman (FREE) (posted by 9 am ET/updated at 5 pm ET)
Based on Josh’s expected exposure to the night’s slate, he lists his top-15 players appearing throughout his lineups.
The Switch and Hedge (FREE) (posted by 1 pm ET on weekdays) by Chris Spags
Not your ordinary picks article, the Switch and the Hedge will likely be the most entertaining piece of DFS content you read today with a combination of depth, analysis and humor unique to the daily fantasy industry. From the mind of one of our top NBA DFS analysts, Chris Spags (formerly of Barstool Sports) delves into the day’s slate with a focus on finding that one pivot no one else is talking about that might just win you a big GPP (as well as the frequent wacky narrative).
NBA DFS Cash Building Blocks (FREE) (posted by 1pm ET on days with 5+ games including weekends)
By Eric “EMac” MacPherson: your Ol’ Pal has been playing fantasy basketball for 30 years and has pretty much seen it all. This article will focus on the “best” aka Prime Time Player of the day that if you are building one lineup, you can be confident that they are nearly a lock to still be in your lineup at tip-off. He will also provide commentary on other undervalued players or “games to target” as well as the FantasyCruncher tip of the day.
The Deeper Dive (Express/Platinum) (posted by 3 pm ET every day but Sunday)
By Dave “Loughy” Loughran and Adam “Shipmymoney” Scherer: We guarantee you that you won’t find a more in-depth daily DFS article anywhere else. Averaging 2500-plus words for large slates, you’re going to want to set some time aside to read it from start to finish. Your ROI will thank you.