$1,000 Sheridan Hoops Fantasy Contest
Three more days! Our season-opening fantasy tournament on October 31 has $1,000 in cash prizes for a $2 entry fee. Challenge your friends, try to beat Chris Sheridan and me, win money and bragging rights.
Today’s FanDuel Fifteen chart is NOT for that Hallowe’en event. I just joined the $200,000 Daily Fantasy Basketball Championship, with a $50,000 first prize and a live final in Las Vegas. There’s a $10 entry fee for the first qualifying tournament on Friday, November 2. Every Friday through February 8, you get another chance to qualify for one of the 15 seats in the final. Win one of those, and you get an all-expenses-paid two night trip to Vegas, a minimum $1,500 cash prize and a 14-1 chance at the fifty grand.
|FanDuel Fifteen||Nov. 2|
|Starters||$5,000 to $7,000|
The $5,000 consolation prizes in each Friday qualifier for the DFBBC aren’t bad either: $1,000 cash for second, on down to $30 for 72nd place, three times the entry fee.
As with all FD leagues, you can change your DFBBC lineup as often as you wish until the 7:00 EDT deadline on Friday. Here’s mine, for now.
PG Russell Westbrook POR@OKC $8,500
PG Goran Dragic DET@PHO $7,100
SG Kevin Martin POR@OKC $6,100
SG Gerald Green IND@CHA $5,500
SF Gordon Hayward UTA@NO $5,800
SF Paul Pierce MIL@BOS $7,400
PF Josh Smith HOU@ATL $8,500
PF Serge Ibaka POR@OKC $6,900
C Enes Kanter UTA@NO $4,200
LeBron James ($9,900) is nursing an ankle injury and Dwight Howard ($9,000) has a tough matchup against the Clippers, so I am not using them. Westbrook costs $900 less than Kevin Durant; I wanted to build around one or the other and considered a lineup that features both. Using Kevin Martin is a risk, but he had a great camp, and must be overjoyed to join a contending team. If he gets the 30+ minutes off the bench that used to belong to James Harden, Kev-Mart will flourish. My Enes Kanter pick is obviously motivated by his low salary, but also because the Hornets are weak up front and there’s the possibility of a blowout, where the Jazz bench gets to play the whole fourth quarter.
Tomorrow, we have the first three games of the NBA season, and the first FanDuel leagues. The Spin (nearly always my work) is here by 9:00 Eastern, seven days a week. On Thursday afternoons, Bruce Wrigley’s weekly column takes center stage and every Saturday afternoon, Jeff Nichols will preview the upcoming fantasy week.
Follow us on Twitter — @SheridanFantasy — for updates. In particular, I’ll try to tweet last-minute NBA lineup changes that affect who to start and sit in ‘regular’ leagues as well as FanDuel.