How do you replace DeMar DeRozan? Toronto’s all-star and leading scorer will be out indefinitely with a groin injury that involves a torn tendon. His misfortune actually benefits daily fantasy players, because salaries have yet to adjust and at least three Raptors will share those 33 minutes per game.
My advice here is always free, and last night it wasn’t worth it. Who can predict a scoreless game for DeMar DeRozan (groin) or a 27-point night from Marreese Speights without Marty McFly’s sports book from the future?
It’s Black Friday, so DraftKings has reduced prices to enter four of its biggest NBA contests. The $100K Crossover, normally $27 to enter, is “a steal at $25.99,” and the $20K Zone is “price slashed to $4.69” instead of the usual five bucks.
Big Wednesday means 13 NBA games and a top prize of $20,000 in the huge $200K Crossover — $27 to enter, maximum 8,400 teams, top 1,850 get paid.
The only major upset on Monday was the Pacers beating the Mavs in Dallas. If you had unlikely hero Donald Sloan in daily lineups, don’t spend all the winnings in one place.
Points were hard to come by in the NBA on Sunday, which meant close but no cigar for my daily fantasy teams.
Saturday wasn’t my night. Though it was great to watch Lou Williams score a career-high 36 in Cleveland, who could have predicted that?
Did they widen the rim? There were a ridiculous number of points scored on Friday. Phoenix (122), Toronto (124), Memphis (117), San Antonio (121), Denver (117) and Dallas (140) all exceeded my most optimistic forecast.