Fantasy Spin: Win $100 Cash For Free Tonight; Spurs Sink Clippers

Money For Nothing in Freeroll; Beat Sheridan on Saturday For Big Bucks

More than 740 of our loyal readers have already joined tonight’s Sheridan Hoops Freeroll. It’s completely free to enter, there’s no catch. $300 in guaranteed money is paid out to the top 15 finishers, with $100 cash as the first prize. The game is simple — pick an 8-man team within a $100,000 salary cap, and whoever scores the most points wins. The challenge is beating so many teams; we have had over 1,000 on two of the last three Fridays.

Tomorrow, there’s another exclusive contest, if you want to invest a few bucks. It’s the “Beat Sheridan” Challenge, limited to just 20 teams, with a $22 entry fee and much larger cash prizes. First place gets $180, second $112, third $66 and fourth is worth $40, plus everyone who finishes ahead of Chris Sheridan will earn win an extra five bucks. Here is the link to enter.

On Thursday, I guessed completely wrong on the Clippers, who came out flat. My teams got destroyed, for a $27 loss that puts me down $43 from the $100 weekly bankroll that resets every Monday. Tonight is a whole new season.

Please note that the chart today is not for the Freeroll, where salaries were set several days ago. It’s for the many other Salary Cap leagues DraftStreet offers on Friday games. We suggest five players in each of three price ranges, but with a 12-game NBA slate there are countless other good choices.

DraftStreet 15Feb. 22
StarsOver $13,000
James Harden$21,872
Kevin Durant$21,855
Dwight Howard$17,664
Paul George$18,313
LaMarcus Aldridge$15,315
ScrubsUnder $9,000
Eric Gordon$8,999
Antawn Jamison$8,669
Tayshaun Prince$7,934
E’Twaun Moore$8,560
Nate Robinson$8,093
Starters$9,000 to $13,000
Luis Scola$11,635
Byron Mullens$12,952
Klay Thompson$11,856
Jeff Green$11,121
Gerald Henderson$10,754

Don’t forget that there are Pick ‘Em leagues and live Snake drafts in addition to the Salary Cap game we focus on here. Weekly leagues and the Double-Up payout structure (where you win if you finish in the top 50%) are other interesting variations. There’s also a $22 Qualifier tonight for the DraftStreet Basketball Championship, limited to 350 entries. The winner gets a seat in the Main Event and a chance at the $50,000 grand prize; second is worth $640 and third pays $320 out of the $2,500 in consolation prizes.

You can make unlimited roster moves until the 7:00 EST deadline. Here’s one lineup I’m using:

F1 Serge Ibaka (OKC-F) $13,977
F2 Luis Scola (PHO-F) $11,635
G1 Paul George (IND-G) $18,313
G2 E’Twaun Moore (ORL-G) $8,560
C1 Nikola Pekovic (MIN-C) $15,996
C2 Tyson Chandler (NY-C) $14,293
U1 Maurice Harkless (ORL-F) $9,112
U2 C.J. Watson (BKN-G) $7,873

Leaving out both Kevin Durant and James Harden might be a mistake, and I rarely spend so much on centers, but I’m not seeing any bargains there, unless you think JaVale McGee ($8,261) will be inspired by his return to Washington DC. It’s a good day to pay attention to breaking news; if Thomas Robinson ($5,595) is cleared to play for the Rockets, he would be a must-start.

The Fantasy Spin is here every morning, by 10:00 EST. Follow me on Twitter — @SheridanFantasy — for updates.

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