Friday, December 22, 2017

NBA Draft Plays - Friday December 22nd 2017

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We have a 9 game slate of NBA action on Draft tonight. Here are the contests, strategies and players that I recommend that you target.

Photo By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (James Harden) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


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We have a 9 game slate of NBA action tonight on Draft. Draft is offering head to head contests, 3 person contests, 6 person contests, 10 person contests, dream team contests and tournaments. For tournaments they are running a 4 person contest ($5, 3 entry max), 5 person contest ($23, 3 entry max) and a head to head contest ($110, single entry). I am avoiding tournaments tonight since the contest sizes are too big. I'm will instead be focusing on all of the other contests.

Let's take a look at the injury report:
  • Chris Paul (out, leg)
  • Dennis Schroder (questionable, ankle)
  • Clint Capela (doubtful, heel)
  • Gary Harris (probable, elbow)
Paul and Capela I am fading completely. Schroder and Harris I am willing to draft but I will be limiting them to 10% of my lineups.

For draft strategy tonight I think your strategy is going to be different based on the size of your contests. For head to head and 3 person contests, if you don't get Harden or Westbrook you should save guard for last. For 6 person or 10 person contests, all things being equal you want to take care of the forward position first. There are going to be more fowards in the bottom tiers than there will be in the upper tiers.

Tonight I will provide 5 tiers of players. Each tier will have 10 players each. Dream team plays will be denoted by a DT next to their name:

Tier 1
  • James Harden G
  • Kevin Durant F
  • Russell Westbrook G
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo F
  • DeMarcus Cousins C
  • Anthony Davis F
  • Nikola Vucevic C
  • Andre Drummond C
  • Nikola Jokic C
  • John Wall G
Tier 2
  • Draymond Green F
  • Klay Thompson G (DT)
  • Jrue Holiday G (DT)
  • DeAndre Jordan C (DT)
  • Dwight Howard C (DT)
  • Paul George F
  • Bradley Beal G (DT)
  • Kristaps Porzingis F
  • CJ McCollum G
  • Jusuf Nurkic C
Tier 3
  • Khris Middleton G (DT)
  • Lou Williams G
  • Kemba Walker G
  • Eric Bledsoe G
  • Brandon Ingram F
  • Lonzo Ball G
  • Steven Adams C
  • Dennis Schroder G
  • Spencer Dinwiddie G
  • Trevor Ariza F (DT)
Tier 4
  • Harrison Barnes F
  • Kyle Kuzma F
  • Carmelo Anthony F (DT)
  • Jonathon Simmons G
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson G
  • Eric Gordon G
  • Kelly Olynyk C
  • Elfrid Payton G
  • Gary Harris G
  • Tobias Harris F (DT)
Tier 5
  • Will Barton F
  • Kent Bazemore F
  • Taurean Prince F
  • DeMarre Carroll F
  • Al-Farouq Aminu F
  • Mason Plumlee F
  • Julius Randle F
  • John Henson F
  • Enes Kanter C
  • Dion Waiters G
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