DraftStreet Diary: So Near And Yet So Far In Freeroll

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Thanks to our loyal readers for your amazing response to this week’s Sheridan Hoops Freeroll — 647 entries. Congratulations to “kemgolfer”, who won $100 cash for piling up 283.25 fantasy points. $60 for second went to “knuck 2” with 277.5, while “sports88guy” scored 270.5 to earn $30 for third.

My team was in contention all night. It’s not an “East coast bias” (just a coincidence) but David Lee was my only player west of Detroit. At 9:00, things were looking good. DraftStreet has a live scoreboard where you can follow your progress in real time, and all my scores were green — in the money — including third in the Freeroll. By 10:30, I’d faded into the 40’s. Then Mr. Lee triple-doubled, pulling me back up to 11th place (261.5) and a $5 prize.

The only league I won on Friday was a 3-man Snake, but finishing second in a 6-man Snake, third in a 10-man Salary Cap and 16th out of 550 in the $1,000 GPP paid off, as did finishing in the top half of two Double-Up events. Ten teams cost $31 to enter. I collected $60.20, missing a really big payday by that much.

DraftStreet 15 Dec. 22
Stars Over $13,000
LeBron James $21,075
Kobe Bryant $19,755
J. J. Hickson $16,020
Dwyane Wade $14,561
Damian Lillard $13,420
Scrubs Under $9,000
Tyler Zeller $8,894
Marcus Morris $7,902
Corey Brewer $8,201
Gerald Green $4,788
Austin Rivers $6,529
Starters $9,000 to $13,000
Rudy Gay $12,411
Brandon Knight $9,784
Andre Iguodala $12,765
Mike Conley $11,501
Andre Miller $9,704

That puts me up $18 for the week (each Monday I start with $100) and makes it tempting to play for higher stakes tonight, or at least in more $5 leagues than usual. Nine NBA games makes for an interesting Saturday night on the Street. Wondering what kind of lineup could be built around Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, I came up with this:

F1 LeBron James (MIA-F) $21,075
F2 Rudy Gay (MEM-F) $12,411
G1 Kobe Bryant (LAL-G) $19,755
G2 Andre Miller (DEN-G) $9,704
C1 Tyler Zeller (CLE-C) $8,894
C2 Robin Lopez (NO-C) $10,206
U1 Brandon Knight (DET-G) $9,784
U2 Marcus Morris (HOU-F) $7,902

One of many interesting wrinkles at DraftStreet is multiple entries in certain contests. I’ll have two other teams in the $2 GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) league tonight. If you still haven’t joined, it’s free to open an account, no deposit is required and they have free leagues to help you learn the various games. Click here to get started.

Today’s Fantasy Spin previews all of tonight’s games and breaks down Friday’s results.

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