FanDuel Diary: A Forgettable Friday

Congratulations to “knicksfan18” who scored a remarkable 324 points — led by Russell Westbrook (50) and Antawn Jamison (48) — to qualify for the $150,000 DFBBC final and earn a trip to Las Vegas for that event in March.

Things didn’t go as planned in my Friday leagues. Kobe Bryant was content to watch everyone else score for a change, Tyreke Evans was a late scratch and I sure picked the wrong guy between Gerald Wallace (29) and Arron Afflalo (8). The best part about daily fantasy games is, you can forget about those bad nights and start fresh the next day.

I’m now down $52 from this week’s $100 bankroll and tonight is the last chance to get even, as there will be no FanDuel leagues on Sunday — just two NBA games are scheduled. I’ve entered three different teams in the $5K Shot ($2 each) and will join a few other $1 tournaments, then invest the rest in $2 and $5 leagues with fewer players.

FanDuel 15Dec. 1
StarsOver $7,000
Kevin Durant$9,900
LeBron James$9,600
David Lee$8,600
Tim Duncan$8,600
Blake Griffin$8,100
ScrubsUnder $5,000
Andray Blatche$4,500
Larry Sanders$4,700
Aaron Brooks$4,000
Courtney Lee$3,400
Jeremy Pargo$3,800
Starters$5,000 to $7,000
Luol Deng$6,800
Omer Asik$6,600
Klay Thompson$5,700
George Hill$5,800
Manu Ginobili$6,000

It’s a fairly busy Saturday with ten games, which means thousands of possible combinations. The chart lists five players in each of three price ranges, as a sample of who costs what. I’m going with LBJ over KD tonight, hoping the Warriors score big and the Jazz are tired.

You can make unlimited changes to your lineup until 7:30 EST. Here’s mine for the time being:

PG Stephen Curry IND@GS $7,500
PG George Hill IND@GS $5,800
SG James Harden UTA@HOU $7,900
SG Manu Ginobili MEM@SA $6,000
SF LeBron James BKN@MIA $9,600
SF Courtney Lee BOS@MIL $3,400
PF David Lee IND@GS $8,600
PF Andray Blatche BKN@MIA $4,500
C Omer Asik UTA@HOU $6,600

Today’s Fantasy Spin previews every NBA game in more detail and reviews what happened last night, including the Lakers hitting 17 three-pointers.

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