Daily Fantasy Rundown – Daily Fantasy NBA – November 21st, 2014
Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem” and “dinkpiece”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our analysis will help you consistently build winning rosters over the long run.
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Stephen Curry (GS) – At $9,700, Curry’s price point has never been cheaper on draftkings. I’m awfully tempted to simply lock him in at that price as he’s the clear top point guard in action. I have some concerns (blowout risk at home, matchup is subpar to average) but consider the price point on draftkings. His value threshold there is around 48-49 points and Curry is averaging 48 draftkings points on the season. Any time we can grab a player at a salary point where he simply needs to have an average game to pay off the tag represents an investable situation.
Next in line: John Wall (WAS) (strong home matchup against Cleveland makes him a tournament play on draftkings but cash game playable on a site like FanDuel where he’s more favorably priced and offers a larger discount to Curry)
Reggie Jackson (OKC) – I’m sure you’re getting sick of seeing Jackson in the Rundown, but he’s such a stable force at the point guard position and is still priced closer to the mid-tier point guards than the top tier ones. We probably won’t see 40-plus minutes out of Jackson anymore but around 37 minutes is still a ton of playing time and the usage rate is great (26.1). The pace and total in this game are admittedly not great, but it’s an expected tight contest (one point spread) against a Brooklyn team ranking 26th in defensive efficiency against opposing point guards.