DraftStreet Diary: Don’t Wait For Freeroll Friday

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Even if you have never played in a daily fantasy league before, give it a try in the Sheridan Hoops Freeroll on January 25 and you could win $100 cash. There’s an additional $200 in consolation prizes for second through 15th place. That contest might have more than 800 entries this week; it’s really difficult to win.

There are leagues tonight (click the top-left logo to sign up) if you can’t wait until Friday. I start with a $100 bankroll every Monday and have yet to cash, so we’re down $35 heading into Wednesday’s busy slate of games.

In addition to the Salary Cap format we focus on here, there are two other types of drafts. Pick ‘Em leagues, where you choose the player you like best in eight tiers, and live Snake drafts, which are always interesting if you have the time. There are free versions of all the variations to help you learn the ropes.

DraftStreet 15 Jan. 23
Stars Over $13,000
Kevin Durant $22,809
LeBron James $23,044
Russell Westbrook $19,503
DeMarcus Cousins $18,036
James Harden $16,710
Scrubs Under $9,000
Marcus Morris $8,829
Derrick Favors $8,457
Patrick Beverley $6,542
Derrick Williams $7,866
Greg Stiemsma $5,371
Starters $9,000 to $13,000
Kenneth Faried $12,785
Zach Randolph $12,439
Joe Johnson $11,943
Ty Lawson $11,914
Omer Asik $11,222

Tonight you have a choice of superstars. LeBron James is playing at home and fully rested; Kevin Durant is on the road in a back-to-back. It’s certainly possible to win without using either. The daily chart makes five suggestion in each of three price ranges, and with more than 280 players to choose from, there are thousands of perfectly logical combinations.

F1 LeBron James (MIA-F) $23,044
F2 Zach Randolph (MEM-F) $12,439
G1 Dwyane Wade (MIA-G) $15,593
G2 Jared Dudley (PHO-G) $10,377
C1 Al Horford (ATL-C) $15,611
C2 Greg Stiemsma (MIN-C) $5,371
U1 Derrick Favors (UTA-F) $8,457
U2 Marcus Morris (HOU-F) $8,829

That’s subject to change until the 7:00 EST deadline.

To get started with tonight’s NBA games, open a free DraftStreet account. Be sure to join the Jan. 25 Freeroll, which costs nothing to enter and pays a guaranteed $300 in cash prizes to the top 15 finishers. Good luck!

The Fantasy Spin, published by 9:00 every morning, recaps Tuesday’s action and previews each of tonight’s 11 games in detail.

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