$1,000 Sheridan Hoops Fantasy Contest
Our partner site FanDuel is hosting a one-day contest just for you. There’s a $2 entry fee and $1,000 in cash prizes. Bragging rights are worth something too — try to beat your friends, or those of us from Sheridan Hoops who will be taking part, including the entire fantasy department.
We covered the tournament details here in more depth, but it’s easy to sign up, fun to pick a team (9 players within a $60,000 salary cap) and a great challenge to win. Just click the logo to join, and we’ll see you there. You can enter multiple times (up to five) to increase your chances of winning and you can edit your lineup(s) right up until 7:00 pm Eastern on October 31.
This will be my first attempt at a daily fantasy league. I am not sure where the best odds for success lie. Are you better off loading up on players for the team with the best match-up? For example, I really like Detroit at home against Houston and added Rodney Stuckey and Greg Monroe to my team but Brandon Knight and Jonas Jerebko could be interesting plays, too. Or, do you need to diversify?
Another potential tactic is to target surprise starters. With Dirk Nowitzki out, does Elton Brand become a must start? Same with Carl Landry now that Andrew Bogut is likely to be on the shelf as well. I actually found that the salary cap is fairly generous and that you don’t have to reach too deep to fill your roster. In fact, my challenge with the first iteration of my team was actually spending all of the available dollars. Bargain hunting, while helpful, doesn’t seem necessary or even that important.
I’d love to hear any strategic tidbits you may have for daily leagues either in the comments section below or on Twitter. The best part of playing in a daily league is that if your strategy didn’t work, you always try something new the next day.
Follow the Sheridan Hoops fantasy team on Twitter — @SheridanFantasy — all season.