DraftStreet Diary: We’ll Get ‘Em Next Time

Congratulations to “bpovilns“, who scored 286 fantasy points to win the $100 first prize in our Freeroll last night. A roster that used both DeMarcus Cousins and Kyrie Irving was great handicapping, and the role players came through as well. A mere half-point behind, “bt111” earned $60 for second and 13 others won smaller cash prizes. Well done! Thanks to all of the 668 people who entered; hope you enjoyed it. My lineup finished a disappointing 239th, as a couple of previously hot Toronto shooting guards cooled off abruptly.

Every team I entered on Friday finished out of the money, but I’m still ahead $60 for the week (we begin each Monday with a $100 bankroll) and will be joining multiple $2 and $5 leagues tonight. The chart makes five suggestions in each of three price ranges. With ten NBA games, that’s a tiny fraction of the available players.

DraftStreet 15Jan. 5
StarsOver $13,000
Carmelo Anthony$18,526
Kyrie Irving$16,528
David Lee$17,846
James Harden$17,678
Chris Paul$17,071
ScrubsUnder $9,000
Derrick Favors$8,951
J.J. Barea$8,934
Andray Blatche$8,812
John Henson$8,935
Toney Douglas$7,990
Starters$9,000 to $13,000
Chris Kaman$11,397
Nikola Pekovic$12,652
O.J. Mayo$10,784
Andrei Kirilenko$12,138
Dirk Nowitzki$11,547

You can make unlimited lineup changes until the 7:00 pm deadline, and in certain contests, you can enter multiple teams. If Kevin Love (sprained finger) can’t play, this version includes three of his teammates who might pick up the scoring slack. Even if Love suits up, I still like Barea and Pekovic, but might replace AK-47.

F1 Carmelo Anthony (NY-F) $18,526
F2 Andrei Kirilenko (MIN-F) $12,138
G1 Kyrie Irving (CLE-G) $16,528
G2 O.J. Mayo (DAL-G) $10,874
C1 Nikola Pekovic (MIN-C) $12,652
C2 Chris Kaman (DAL-C) $11,397
U1 J.J. Barea (MIN-G) $8,934
U2 John Henson (MIL-F) $8,935

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