Last night had a seven-game NBA DFS slate with some high scores. Key to the slate was handling the short handed Nets and Pelicans as well as rostering Luka Doncic, who put up 77.75 fantasy points for $10,800 at 37.4% ownership, and Damian Lillard (71.25 fantasy points for $9,500 at 10.1% ownership). Let’s get right into the NBA DraftKings Lineup review.
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The main DraftKings GPP was the NBA $600K Fadeaway ($150,000 to first). There were 39,215 entries played by 13,442 unique players, of which 13.2% made a profit.
Congratulations to 150-maxer cheddabisque, who won this GPP by 4 points with a 394.5. Cheddabisque led a swarm of 150-maxers on the leaderboard, cashing 119 entries for a profit of $155K. You can see the winning lineup used $49,800 salary and had a cumulative team ownership of 204%.
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Salary and Ownership
Nine of the top 50 finishers used $49,700 team salary or less. Here are the top salaries used last night:
- $50,000 | 39%
- $49,900 | 22%
- $49,800 | 14%
- $49,700 | 8%
- $49,600 | 5%
Cumulative team ownership on this slate was quite high due to all the value plays available. The top 50 was wide as well with lineups having ownership in the 200-290% range. Note that a lineup played 27 times took 33rd place.
The most popular lineup was played 197 times. Using $49,400 team salary and a cumulative team ownership of 343.2%, it scored a 319.25 and did not cash:
Seventy-eight 150-maxers entered 11,700 lineups, making up 29.8% of entries in this tournament. Twenty made a profit, taking first through eighth place. Nine 150-maxers cashed fewer than 20 lineups. Here is a look at the leaderboard, along with how many entries that player had:
Best showing by 150-maxers this year.
Boom of the slate goes to Nickeil Alexander-Walker who descended from the heavens close to lock when Eric Bledsoe was ruled out. At $3,100, Alexander-Walker provided 52.5 fantasy points (16.9x) for $3,100 at 61.8% ownership. A total of 38.2% of entries did not roster a player with a median projection of 10x their $3,100 salary. Bust of the slate goes to 20.2%-rostered LaMelo Ball, who put up 19.25 fantasy points (2.7x) for $7,200.
Only 96 lineups were reserved and not played. The lowest-owned lineup that cashed (min-cashed) featured a cumulative team ownership of 87.2%.
The lowest salary team that cashed (min-cashed) used $46,600 team salary:
The best lineup by a single entry player scored a 385, good for 11th place:
The best possible lineup you could have played last night scored 408 while using a team salary of only $49,600. This lineup would have won by 13.50 fantasy points:
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