NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball – Christmas Edition
The NBA Daily Fantasy Basketball action on Christmas day was fast and furious as 5 different games were played all on prime time television involving some of the best players in the NBA. The fact that this many NBA games are rarely on television made for one of the most exciting action packed sweats we can remember. The daily fantasy basketball action was hot as well with lots of sites having special tournaments running to capitalize on the Christmas day events.
The best daily fantasy basketball tournament could be found at Draftstreet where their unique NBA Xmas Day $100k Gtd paid out $25,000 to the winner! This may not seem like a great payout but for only an $11 buyin this is unheard of. The tournament drew in 8991 entries that ponied up the $11 for a shot at a huge score on Christmas. The action came down to the final game as Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodola and Deandre Jordan propelled jakam31 a user who had no previous cashes in any game to a first place finish. This is a great score as the low buyin allows grinders who do not usually have a shot at this significant of cash a shot at a life changing figure. jakam31 made some savvy plays to finish at the top. Although the news was very grey when rosters locked the gamble that Jakam31 took on James Harden paid off. Harden and Terrance Jones who were 3% and 5% owned respectively were the keys that shot jakam31 to daily fantasy basketball victory. It was a gamble to take Harden who was questionable but an $11 risk turned into a $25,000 score when he exploded for 28 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.
It is always a victory for the industry when a user who has very little experience hits the jackpot for a solid score. It shows that everyone can compete in daily fantasy basketball and should only help attract more and more casual fans to this game that we love. It is also DFSreport’s hope that other daily fantasy sites will take note of the tournament structure that Draftstreet is providing and add it to their tournament structures especially for daily fantasy basketball. The high cash-low buyin tournament is not done enough across all sites in daily fantasy basketball and really should be since it is a big draw to new and casual players. The more tournaments that can be ran with this structure the more all of us players will benefit.
For all of you new players that are just getting into daily fantasy basketball. Roto Experts a paid subscription service is offering new signups a free one week trial this Christmas season. This will help you get into the minds of some of the elite players of daily fantasy basketball. Even if you only take them up on the free subscription it is still a great benefit to see how and why someone likes certain players. This will only help in your overall analysis of building a team. We hope you each had a Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see you all in some of the big field tournaments across the industry.