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NBA DraftKings – Defense Efficiency Research

One of the easiest ways to get a leg up on your competition is by studying each team’s defense efficiency.  If you’re unfamiliar with this type of research tool, it’s basically how well a team adjusts their defense throughout a game.  For instance, San Antonio is one of the best defensive teams and it’s because they work well together as a team.  Most nights you want to stay away from players playing the Spurs.

If you look at the other side of the spectrum, the Philadelphia 76ers have one of the worst defense efficiencies in the league.  Whoever is playing them, you usually want to target one to two players, as the odds of them scoring more points will be greater.  However, always remember that blowout games can work against you.  If the Cavs are hosting the 76ers there is a good chance the game won’t be close.  This means your star players could be sitting half the game.

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The Best Defense Efficiency Strategy

There are so many variables attached to picking the best NBA lineup for DraftKings. Defense efficiency is only one facet, but it’s an extremely important one.  Here are a few quick pointers that can put you in the money more times than not:

1. The Houston Rockets have a horrible defense efficiency, but you don’t see them getting blown out very often.  If you can find teams that will stay competitive with the Rockets for four quarters, it’s a good idea to take either the opponents point guard and/or shooting guard.  It’s even better if you can find a value pick that plays a lot of minutes and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to utilize him. Continue reading

DraftKings NBA – Finding Injury Information

There are several strategies revolving around drafting a lineup in the NBA. What you use in a 50/50 draft compared to a GPP is completely different. This goes for all contests available. However, there is one thing they all have in common; you need all of your players to play.

For instance, the other night I was working a bunch of overtime at my full time job, but I wanted to be able to put in a lineup. I got in a $3 GPP that had a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, and $50,000 to 1st place. Now, the chances of winning that with a strategized plan is pretty low, but according to my research, winning this type of contest with one player that doesn’t play is impossible. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying if you have one player below 20pts on any given night…you won’t win first place.

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Anyways, last night I put in a team and didn’t see the score until the morning. Unfortunately I had one player that planned to play at 7:30pm, but by game time he ended up being a late scratch. I ended up with 252 points and was 6 points away from hitting the low-end money. Then another player got hurt in the first quarter and was out the rest of the game. The injury is just bad luck, but the late scratch definitely could have been avoided.

Where to get Injury Updates

Most people immediately think they should head to ESPN for information on the NBA (or Even though these are great sources during the day, you need something a little better when it gets closer to game time. Probably two of the most popular today is RotoGrinders and Rotowire. Both locations have a huge pool of information, and on most nights you can get the necessary information on injuries. Continue reading