DraftStreet Diary: Free Money! Join Our $300 Freeroll Tonight

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Last Friday, 647 people joined the Sheridan Hoops Freeroll. One of them won $100 cash and 14 others (including yours truly) shared $200 in consolation prizes. This week, it could be you. There’s no catch, it’s absolutely free.

Click the logo to enter if you’re already a member, or sign up with DraftStreet (no deposit or credit card needed) and you’re in. You can pick your eight players immediately and make unlimited lineup changes until 7:00 EST tonight.

The game is easy to learn. Players are eligible at one of three positions: G, F and C. Pick two of each (plus two Utility players) within a $100,000 salary cap. The scoring system has eight categories: PTS = 1 pt; REB = 1.25 pts; AST = 1.5 pts; STL = 2 pts; BLK = 2 pts; TO (-1 pt) and -0.5 pts for each missed FT or FG.

On Thursday night, with only two NBA games, I entered five different teams in three leagues (total $13 in entry fees) and loaded up on Oklahoma City players.

Kevin Durant had 54 fantasy points, Serge Ibaka 46.25 and Russell Westbrook 37.5, but my five bargain players also needed to produce, and they did. Lamar Odom scored only four points, but his REB, AST and BLK added up to 33.75, and Chris Kaman (27.5) was helpful.

Without winning a single league, I cashed four times. The best result was my three teams finishing 2nd, 6th and 19th out of 110 entries in a $200 GPP, good for $50 in prizes. Seventh place among 330 in the $600 GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) was worth another $20, and finishing anywhere in the top half of a $5 Double-Up (I was second of 20) paid $9, for a nifty $66 in profit on the night.

The salaries in today’s chart are for the Freeroll only. There are many other great leagues tonight, including Qualifier #12 for the 2013 DraftStreet Basketball Championship. That one costs a whopping $109 to enter, and first place gets you into the main event, where the winner gets $50,000 cash! Tonight’s high-roller event is limited to just 80 teams, and will pay out $3,500 in consolation prizes ($900 for second. $600 for third) but I’m waiting for another $11 qualifier next Friday.

Freeroll 15 Dec. 28
Stars Over $13,000
LeBron James $22,038
Kobe Bryant $19,754
David Lee $19,506
Josh Smith $14,497
James Harden $19,329
Scrubs Under $9,000
Darren Collison $8,883
Mario Chalmers $8,432
Corey Brewer $8,085
Danny Green $7,663
Marcus Morris $8,658
Starters $9,000 to $13,000
Robin Lopez $12,251
Brook Lopez $12,748
Kenneth Faried $12,089
Kawhi Leonard $10,339
Arron Afflalo $11,387

Again, if you’re entering the DSBBC or any other league tonight, many player salaries will be different, as the DraftStreet computers make adjustments every day and the Freeroll numbers were set earlier in the week.

With 12 NBA games tonight, there are millions of possible lineups; here’s one of mine.

F1 David Lee (GS-F) $19,506
F2 Marcus Morris (HOU-F) $8,658
G1 Kobe Bryant (LAL-G) $19,754
G2 Kawhi Leonard (SA-G) $10,339
C1 Robin Lopez (NO-C)$12,251
C2 Kosta Koufos (DEN-C) $11,730
U1 Danny Green (SA-G) $7,633
U2 J.J. Redick (ORL-G) $10,084

I’m expecting a huge score in the Rockets-Spurs game and would like to use more than three players there, but keying on two expensive stars (Lee and Bryant) means filling the other six spots with value-priced selections.

Even if you have never played in a daily league before, enter the Freeroll just for fun. What have you got to lose?

Today’s Fantasy Spin previews all of tonight’s NBA games in more detail and recaps Thursday’s doubleheader.

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