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DraftKings and FanDuel NBA Slam Dunks, Sunday 2/25

Alex Baker



Today’s main slate, like most 2 gamers, is devoid of any standout value.  But that’s ok.  In these situations, I like to focus a little more on the ownership game.  Below are a couple guys that may go overlooked but have the potential to be in the winning lineup.

Nikola Jokic (10300 DK only):  This slate has a surprising number of big name stars in the 8,000+ salary range–including Harden, Embiid, Simmons, Paul, and a Wall-less Bradley Beal)–so there’s a good chance that Jokic gets overlooked.  But if you’ve been watching his play recently, including recording the fastest triple-double in NBA history, you know he has tremendous upside on this high-octane Denver offense.  I expect he’ll be 15-20% owned but he should really much higher than that.

Joel Embiid (10500 FD only):  While the masses will likely be picking Embiid over Jokic on DraftKings, the reverse is true on FanDuel.  Embiid in $700 cheaper on DraftKings but $800 more on FanDuel.  While I’d normally go for the salary relief on a larger slate, 2 game slates often have one must-play superstar that will be necessary to win any GPP.  Embiid could be that guy and is a risk, but one worth taking.

Good luck!

A self-proclaimed U.S. history buff, stats enthusiast, and rabid fan of anything Detroit (yes, even the Lions), Alex started playing daily fantasy sports in 2013 and never looked back. After graduating with a degree in mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008, he began developing advanced statistical models and applied his unique skill-set first to poker, then as a full-time DFS player. He has since dominated DFS, becoming a fixture on leaderboards and cementing his position as the top-ranked overall player according to RotoGrinders. Competing in most guaranteed prize pool tournaments, he has ranked in the top 3 across major sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, PGA, and MLB. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of fantasy sports with new and experienced players alike. Career Highlights: No. 1 Overall Ranking; 14x FanDuel $100k winner, 11x DraftKings Hundred-Thousandaire; 20x Live Final qualifier. You can contact him on Twitter @awesemodfs or by emailing [email protected].

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