DraftKings and FanDuel Slam Dunks, Thursday 2/15

Today’s NBA Slate features two pretty good games, but no significant injuries have been announced so far. Today is going to be all about finding which players are slightly overpriced or underpriced on each site.

Taj Gibson (5300 DK, 5200 FD): This is the obvious play on both sites given his pricing and season performance. Gibson has averaged 26.4 FD FPs over the season, but his price has dropped because he’s only exceeded that one time in his last 7 games. Versus the Lakers I would expect him to perform better than average. Probability of top 3 positional value: DK 50.4% DK, 83.3% FD.

Jimmy Butler (9500 DK, 9500 FD): This is only a core play on Fanduel for me given the disparity in percentage of cap he costs. The T-Wolves are projected to get 118 points compared to their season average of 109.6 today, so I expect Jimmy Butler to do better than his season average today. On DK they adjusted his price to reflect that and on FD, they didn’t. Probability of top 3 positional value: DK 24.1%, FD 87.05%.

Julius Randle (6700 DK, 7500 FD): Randle has seen a nice uptick in minutes over the past two games with 31 and 37, respectively; however, in the game with 31 he was on pace to get 36 if the game was closer. With the potential of continuing to see minutes starting in a 3, Randle is underpriced right now. Probability of top 3 positional value: DK 49.2%, FD 55.15%.

Alex Baker
Alex is better known to fantasy players by his handle "Awesemo" from seeing him in every big tournament in the industry. Playing poker professionally from 2009-2015, he heard that daily fantasy was the next big game picking up steam, and he quickly saw the potential of the relatively new game. Growing his bankroll from 2015-2016, he made a big step in 2017 by claiming the #1 overall ranking on RotoGrinders for the year. After completing his primary objective, he was looking for what's next. Attending dozens of fantasy events, Alex realized that everyone was repeating the same story: wanting to be a great DFS player while holding down a full-time job. He realized that the resources available to fantasy players while great weren't enough to help hobbyists get to the level of competing with the top pros. Having met Tom Kennedy during the FanDuel Scottish Open, the two decided to take on the realm of fantasy content along with co-founder Eddie Lai. Alex creates his own projections for each sport he plays, publishing rankings derived directly from them updated for each major slate. He also writes strategy content for how to become a better DFS player in his Game Plan series. You can contact Alex by emailing [email protected].

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