I know it’s too late for me to write these prospects for tonight’s games because the games are already over or they currently have games going on right now.
Tonight, I know that people are going to focus more on the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Boston Celtics match up with LeBron James playing against Kyrie Irvin. However, the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Brooklyn Nets and the Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves games both have an over-under 15.5 points higher. Those game are likely to be focused more on game tournaments from FanDuel and DraftKings for Saturday, March 9. Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the most expensive players in those games, Joined by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are two players above $10,000 on FanDuel and DraftKings. I know you guys already filled out your rosters since the games are going on as we speak. Tonight, I did put both LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greek Freak) are on my squad for the night. I will announce that at the end of this post.
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I am rolling through the 2018-19 season, producing multiple optimal lineups that led me to make money on FanDuel. February was a very good month for me. So far, March has been a struggling month.
One of the players that I’m feeling optimistic about is Atlanta Hawk center Alex Len ($4700 on FanDuel and $5000 on DraftKings). Len has been playing big minutes in the last few games and has been making good use of them. He’s been averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, while 50% from the field and 45% from the three-point line during that span. He had two games that he returned 14 times the investment on DraftKings to kick off that stretch.
On Saturday night Len matched up against the Nets that ranks 19th in scoring defense where the score is a total of 238. Len should get big minutes tonight. If he did, he will be putting up big numbers. I wish I would have picked him because the center I picked did not do much tonight. Len is a Maryland guy. Len will put up big numbers at a low price. It’s good to have a guy put up big numbers who is not the cost of $5000.
Tonight’s strategy should have included Alex Len and John Collins ($7900 on FanDuel and $7200 on DraftKings). Collins has returned at least 30 points on FanDuel three straight outings and averaging 26 points and 9 rebounds in his last two games. If you did not pick him, you should have locked him tonight under $8000 from both sites. I picked LeBron and Giannis, you’re not going to be able to afford John Collins unless you pick a real cheap ballplayer. Sometimes, that would work. Hope that the cheap ballplayers play above projections.
They were some sleepers that performed pretty well tonight. Derrick Rose from Minnesota had a good game against Washington tonight. Trevor Ariza was the sleeper against Minnesota for Washington. The sleepers you picked could be the difference between winning and going home empty-handed.
Here are my fantasies for the night
As promised, I’m going to give all my lineups. Earlier today, I did a single game fantasy in basketball. It was the Sacramento Kings vs. the New York Knicks. Here was the lineup for that game. In the single game fantasy, you have to pick five ballplayers from both teams. You pick an MVP (most valuable player) get double fantasy points, star, which gets 1.5 times the fantasy points, pro, which get 1.2 times the fantasy points, and two utility players who get regular fantasy points. You have to pick at least 1 player from each team rather you like it or not.
Here is my lineup from single game New York vs. Sacramento.
MVP from Sacramento DeAaron Fox who scored 96 FPs (fantasy points) (above projections), he was projected 72.22 FPs, star also from Sacramento Willie Cauley-Stein who scored 34.35 FPs (below projections), he was projected 46.52 FPs, pro also from Sacramento Bogdan Bogdanovic who scored 20.76 FPs (below projections), he was projected 33.06 FPs, and the utility players From New York Dennis Smith Jr. who scored 30.5 (above projections), he was projected 27.05 FPs, and also from New York Emmanuel Mudiay who scored 15.3 FPs (below projections), he was projected 24.87. My full total of that fantasy was 196.91 FPs which was (below projection), I was projected to total 203.72 FPs. I did not win this fantasy. I came in 1282nd place. I have to score over 208 total FPs to win some money. I would probably win about $2 if I won. This fantasy’s name was $3K Sat NBA Dribbler. First place would have won $300.
Here is my fantasy for tonight.
At my PG (point guard) from Minnesota I had Derrick Rose who scored 38.1 FPs (above projections), he was projected 28.88 FPs, also at PG from Minnesota I had Tyus Jones who scored 15.6 FPs (below projections), he was projected 17.27 FPs, at SG (shooting guard) from Atlanta I had Kent Bazemore who scored 8.8 FPs (below projections), he was projected 25.95 FPs, also at SG from Brooklyn I had Caris LeVert who scored 9.3 FPs (below projections), he was projected 28.09, at SF (small forward) from Milwaukee I had Giannis Antetokounmpo who scored 48.6 FPs (below projections), he was projected 55.74 FPs, also at SF from the Los Angeles Lakers I had LeBron James who scored 57 FPs (above projections), he was projected 51.78 FPs, at PF (power forward) from Boston I had Jayson Tatum who scored 19.5 FPs (below projections), he was projected 30.93 FPs, also at PF from Boston I had Marcus Morris who scored 30.4 FPs (above projections), he was projected 24.74, and at C (center) from Portland I had Enes Kanter who scored 25.1 FPs (below projections), he was projected 28.78. I was not expecting Kanter to perform as well as he did even though he was below projections. Since he’s been in Portland, he’s been getting more playing time. When he was in New York they were not playing him that much. Now he’s a cheap pick. I keep on picking on my fantasy team because he’s cheap and he might get into a rhythm. The total I had in this fantasy was 243.6 FPs, (below projections), I was projected to get 292.16 FPs. I lost this fantasy tonight. I needed 288 FPs to win some money. I might have won $.50. This fantasy only cost $.25. The name of this fantasy was $25K Sat NBA Fadeaway. If I was in first place, I would have won $500.
I also did a single game for tonight as well. It’s the same format as this afternoon.
Here’s is my single game fantasy for tonight Portland vs. Phoenix.
My MVP from Portland I had Damian Lillard who scored 67.8 FPs (below projections), he was projected 86.66, my star from Phoenix I had Deandre Ayton who scored 48.15 FPs (below projections), he was projected 52.86 FPs, my pro from Portland I selected Enes Kanter who scored 30.12 FPs (below projections), he was projected 34.54 FPs, and my utility players were from Phoenix Kelly Oubre Jr. who scored 35.9 FPs (above projections), he was projected 26.63, and from Portland I had Al-Farouq Aminu who scored 15.4 FPs (below projections), he was projected 23.54 FPs. I totaled 197.37 FPs (below projections), I was projected to get 224.23 FPs. I lost that fantasy as well. I would have to score 208 FPs to win some money. I would have had $4 if I won tonight. The first place money would have been $1000. The name of this fantasy was $10K Sat NBA Block.
I did another fantasy where I pick six NBA ballplayers. This fantasy goes by skill. This fantasy has no salary cap, but I cannot pick the best ballplayers on the same team. On this team you have six ballplayers, you have Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and 6th man which is 1.5 time the FPs.
Here’s my team from my 6th man fantasy.
Tier 1 from Milwaukee I chose Giannis Antetokounmpo who scored 48.6 FPs (below projections), he was projected 55.74 FPs, Tier 2 from Washington I chose Bradley Beal who scored 64.5 FPs (above projections), he was projected 43.54 FPs, Tier 3 from Portland I chose Jusuf Nurkic who scored 27.3 FPs (below projections), he was projected 37.76 FPs, Tier 4 from Milwaukee I chose Eric Bledsoe who scored 31.1 FPs (below projections), he was projected 32.84 FPs, Tier 5 from Minnesota I chose Jeff Teague who scored 22.2 FPs (below projections), he was projected 29.24 FPs, and at the 6th man from Milwaukee I chose Nikola Mirotic who scored 52.05 (above projections), he was projected 44.75 FPs. I score a total of 245.75 FPs. I lost my basketball fantasy. For me to win, I have to score 277 FPs. I would have won $2. If I was in first place I would have won about $250.
Those were my fantasies for the night. I have to get going to do my sports fantasies since all the games are over. Hopefully, I can do another basketball article earlier in the day.