How deep was last night’s Sheridan Hoops Freeroll at DraftStreet? I beat 881 other teams, and finished nowhere. All previous records were shattered with 1,068 entries; kudos to “PrincessDuckling” who won $100 cash for finishing first.
More than 700 people have already signed up for the Sheridan Hoops Freeroll — our fantasy contest grows more popular each week. By the 7:00 EST deadline, there will be a record number of entries. It’s a great introduction to daily fantasy leagues, and the price is right, but your odds are much better in other leagues.
My attempt to master a relatively new form of fantasy basketball has its ups and downs. Wednesday was a lot of fun. After dropping $35 from the weekly $100 bankroll in just two nights, I joined a handful of $2 leagues. Entering the maximum three teams in two different GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) events paid off, as I replaced the injured Al Horford (and Greg Stiemsma) with Josh Smith and Ivan Johnson, who were both outstanding in the Hawks’ win. That ‘afterthought’ lineup is often a pleasant surprise.
Once again, Stephen Curry (31 PTS, 7 AST, 3 REB, 4 STL) exceeded all expectations. If he isn’t named an All-Star, it’s a traveshamockery. David Lee (22 PTS, 12 REB) showed no sign of his ankle injury, Klay Thompson added 19 points and the two-man bench of Jarrett Jack (9 PTS, 8 AST, 3 REB) and Carl Landry (20 PTS, 7 REB) helped the Warriors beat another top team.