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DraftKings and FanDuel NBA Slam Dunks, Friday 3/2

Alex Baker





Blake Griffin (7400 DK, 7400 FD) –  Two factors contribute to Blake’s appeal in this spot.  First and foremost, he’s way too cheap.  The 7400 price tag is the lowest it’s been all year on FD and since December on DK.  On top of that, Detroit’s implied point total is up to 109 which is significantly higher that their average of about 103 per game.  Griffin, the Piston’s number one offensive option, stands to benefit the most from the soft match up.  People may be turned away by DvP statistics but I’m not particularly concerned.  Probability of top-3 positional value: 20.6% DK; 25.9% FD.

Dwight Howard (7500 DK, 7700 FD) –  Howard’s situation closely resembles Griffin’s.  His 7500 salary on FD is the lowest it’s been in two months and has dropped 1500 within the last week.  Similarly on DK , Howard’s price has dropped 3400 in a matter of days and is at its lowest point in a month.   As long as he stays out of foul trouble versus Embiid, the match up isn’t bad either with an implied total of 105.  Probability of top-3 positional value: 16.9% DK; 29.2% FD.

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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