The FanDuel Partners Basketball Championship (FPBC) is a daily fantasy sports competition to decide which website is the top fantasy basketball projector in the industry. It will be a five a week competition with contests being held on each Wednesday and Friday for a total of 10 contests. The site with the top aggregate score wins a trip to the Playboy Mansion. I don't know about anyone else, but winning a trip to the Playboy Mansion sounds like every man's dream come true. Now that you know what is at stake, here's my lineup for tonight's first contest.
Mike Conley, $6,700 – Only needs 33 fantasy points to reach value, something he has done in three out of the past four games. He gets a major bump in value because the Lakers are atrocious when it comes to guarding opposing point guards.
Reggie Jackson, $6,800 – Projects as the fourth best value at the position with 35.4 points. Big fan of his matchup as well since he gets to face the miserable Sixers.
DeMar DeRozan, $8,000 - He has the highest floor at the position as well as one of the highest ceilings. He’s the top option at the position and our projections have at 40 fantasy points tonight, which is six points higher than any other SG on the slate.
Dwyane Wade, $7,300 – Had an extremely high usage rate of 31-percent last game, which will carry over tonight. He had a monster game vs the Warriors in their previous matchup with a stat line of 20/7/11. Plus, he’ll jack up about 20 shots, so if he can make about 45-percent of his attempts, he’ll have another monster game.
Tobias Harris, $5,700 – Comes in as the second best value at the position according to our projections with 32.3 points (5.67 times his price tag). The Pistons are utilizing their shiny new toy by giving him 35 minutes of action in each of the past two games, which has translated to 30 fantasy points in each of those games.
Vince Carter, $3,800 – Our model loves Matt Barnes, but the former slam dunk champion sticks out to me as one of the best value selections on the slate because he’s averaging 26 fantasy points in the past two games, gets an advantageous matchup vs the Lakers, and he only needs about 17-19 points to reach value. This is a risky pick, but it could turn out to be a huge one if Vince-sanity collects 20-plus fantasy points.
Gorgui Dieng $6,400 – Has produced at least 33 fantasy points in five out of the past six games and has collected 38-plus fantasy points in three of those games. Plus, the lanky PF/C put up 39 fantasy points in 41 minutes of action vs Toronto just a few games ago.
Zach Randolph $6,400 – Will dominate vs an inferior Lakers’ frontcourt. Our projections agree as they have him finishing with 35.2 fantasy points, which is 5.5 times his price tag.
Andre Drummond $8,600 – He’ll be a popular play tonight, and for good reason, as the Sixers are the worst defensive team when it comes to guarding opposing centers this season. Drummond is averaging 21 points, 17 rebounds, and multiple steals/blocks in two games vs them this season. I’m going with him over DeAndre Jordan because our projections have him at 43.2 points, which is just a few points higher than Jordan at 40.