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Fanduel Slam Dunks Wed 1/31

Alex Baker



We’ve had the good fortune today of getting a lot of useful injury information early.  Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and Marvin Williams are all out which creates several inefficiencies in the pricing on both sites.

Frank Kaminsky (4k) – On most nights, Frank Kaminsky and Marvin Williams split the 48 minutes at power forward.  With Marvin out tonight, I expect Kaminsky to have to play a lot to deal with the size of Ersan Ilyasova and John Collins for the Hawks.  He may see a decrease in usage playing more minutes alongside Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard, but he’s still a huge bargain for the price.  Probability of top 5 value: 46.6%

Al Horford (7.1k) – When Kyrie Irving sits out, Al Horford typically sees a significant bump in usage.  With his season average being 4.75x his salary already, I expect him to exceed this more often than not with the bump in usage and with his team having a higher than average team total even without Irving.  Probability of top 5 value: 40.2%

Jeremy Lamb (4.2k) – With Marvin Williams missing today’s game, I expect the Hornets to roll with a 9 man rotation due to their lack of front court depth.  The way this will work is I expect to see more small lineups featuring Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the 4; since these two usually split minutes, this will open up more for Lamb.  In addition, his salary relative to the cap is much lower on Fanduel.  Probability of top 5 value: 39.7%

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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