Wooooooo, it’s DraftKings Friday! 

What’s a better way to kick off the early part of the Holiday weekend (kinda, sorta) than by hopping in a DraftKings contest and watch that sweet, sweet money flowing your way on Friday night.  I love playing some daily fantasy, because last Friday I had Anthony Davis as a big-$ pick and he goes down in the first quarter…  Wipe the slate clean tomorrow!  And tripled up a couple days ago in my next foray.

We’re again hopping into the NBA $45K LAYUP, where $45,000 in payouts are given out, including a cool, hard $5 grand to the overall winner.  Pick me!  Pick me!  Oh man, I’ve got a wedding coming up next year and $5,000 would go a long way in paying for… The chairs?  Everything is so friggin’ expensive!  And at only a $2 entry fee, even broke-as-a-joke-JB can afford dat!  So hop in that contest linked there, join us for a festive time tonight, and good luck to your DraftKings line-ups! 

Here are my starting 5 for DraftKings tonight:

PG – Russell Westbrook – $11,500 – Spending huge up top!  OKC is going at the Lakers, and there’s a good chance Kevin Durant sits after rolling his ankle last night (game-time decision at the time of this post).  We all know how awful the Lakers are, and Westbrook in a game on ESPN, in a major market… Mmmmm, Pavlovian response!

SG – Jimmy Butler – $6,800 – Look at that price tag!  Of course, the price probably doesn’t have Derrick Rose being out built in, so this is probably the most popular buy tonight.  But I want in on the Buckets!  Out of control last night (35/5/7/4/1 good for 62.75 DK points), and as I mentioned in the Daily Notes this morning, I think sans-Rose he’s a top-15 fantasy player.

SF – Wilson Chandler – $6,000 – Willllllllson!  If he doesn’t go off tonight, I might strand myself on a deserted island…  Off 36 DK points on Wednesday against the Rox, the volleyball gets another home game against the Clippers tonight in what should be a high-flyin’, balls-in-the-air kinda night!  Aka, acrobat orgy kinda game.  I see him being solid.

PF – Patrick Patterson – $5,000 – Pit-Pat!  As consistent as they come, Patterson has a good shot to run some mad second-unit minutes in a blowout special at Detroit.  “Raptors are loose in the Palace!”  That would be my announcer quote from the game, and consequently the movie poster line from Jurassic Park 12.

C – Mason Plumlee – $6,100 – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!  A fixture of my DK teams of late, Plumlee is offering great numbers with an affordable price tag.  Four straight of 33.75+, and while the matchup isn’t great against the Cavs, he should still give you a professorial outing.

There you have it folks, a glimpse into my $5,000 winnings for the evening!  Be sure to click into the NBA $45K LAYUP, track my team throughout the night (jbrazzball), and talk some mad game at me if you’re beating me!  Have a great weekend!

  1. Scott says:
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    Miami be giving up some points to Guards lately. Is John Wall a good play tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Yeah for sure, Chalmers is decent against guards, but he should be solid. I like Westbrook more though, and caution with how MIA is looking, WAS could blow em out

  2. gimmedatbutler says:
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    I was waiting for a jimmy butler headline. I know you had him down in your ranks to start the season, but when i was doing my draft research I thought you hit the nail on the head as far as ‘where he was being drafted’. My leaguemates valued him exactly there, luckily for me I bought into his strong pre-season and solid defensive stats. Didn’t expect this much offensive production, but truly feel i got the steal of the draft with this guy for $6…

    I’m in a keeper league. obviously it’s extremely early, but how do you value him in keeper formats? he’s not signed through next year, if he bolts chicago for a team where he’s t heir #1 guy (he should be the bulls #1 guy right now if you ask me) does he get a huge uptick a la james harden a few years back? (note, im not comparing him to james harden, just the switch from role player to producer)

    derrick rose is a plague to this guys potential.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @gimmedatbutler: gimmedatbutler fa sho! Well first off, I didn’t have Butler that far down in my ranks, I was actually pretty high on him in industry consensus: http://www.fantasypros.com/nba/players/jimmy-butler.php?week=draft

      $6 though?!?!?! Baller! Totally buy what you’re saying, yeah a team that signs him to build around him is going to make him a top-20, top-15 guy. Like I said, no Rose and he’s top 15. Agree Rose’s ballhoggedness is no bueno when rose is playin

  3. Bumbodybogut says:
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    Would you drop bogut for Lin in a 12 teamer on a team needing assists? I’m currently holding melo, t jones, and kawhi as my current injury squad. Need some words of wisdom gracias jb!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bumbodybogut: Sure he seems to be very droppable. T jones could be dropped too, I know you’ve held this long, but still no timetable is odd…

      • yokev_o says:
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        @JB Gilpin: In my 10er would you drop bogut for mason plum or gobert? I only have rubio and teague as my current injuries along with bogut.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @yokev_o: Yeah I’m moving on, def gimme Mason for now

  4. Dante Green says:
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    Yo JB whats up! Just learned the nets are in talks with the kings about a possible dwill and colly trade, i own colly so your thoughts about that? Thanks bud!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Not much man, pumped for the panthers game tomo! Gonna be there… Probably an upgrade, a few more shots and more dimes as there’s no Cousins or Gay to suck up his usage. But I doubt that trade works out

      • Dante Green says:
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        @JB Gilpin</@JB Gilpin: hah! Thanks bud, anyway id like to show u my lineup! H2h 12team 9cat weeklylock

        Pg curry colly mc rjax
        Sg bledsoe wiggins clee
        Sf kd parsons batum
        Pf dirk faried
        C hibbert

        Been killing it in assts,steals, ft% pts and treys! But MKG gobert and masonplumlee are in the wire! Id like to replace clee with MKG for the def stats! And tell me wachu think about hibbert, its like dejavu roy from last season! Id really like to drop him for gobert! And i also really want DMC on my team but i dont wanna move my pgs/sgs/sfs! Hah!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dante Green: Yeah man, Hibbert is slowing down right to where I ranked him! Don’t think I could for Gobert. I would get Plumlee first for Lee for the blocks. Well, Dirk+one of those guys you don’t wanna move might work! Dirk+Parsons? And hope he’s a mavs fan? Haha

  5. KD Owner says:
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    just got an offer my oladipo and MCW for his Giannis and jeff teague, what do you think?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KD Owner: nahhhh I like Giannis a lot but I think it’s too much value you’re giving up

  6. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, I am having a really hard time to decide if I should keep Marcus Smart, or drop him for Ersan Ilyasova or Andrew Bogut. What would you do for ROS? Thanks for your help.

    Here is my roster:
    Stephen Curry, Nicolas Batum, Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick, Patrick Beverley, Marcus Smart
    Paul Pierce, Draymond Green, David West, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Marcin Gortat, Marc Gasol, Derrick Favors

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: With Bosh hurt, I’m not stashing Bogut. Ersan is such a question mark on a Kidd-rotations team… I would hold Smart.

  7. DexterHol says:
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    JB I need your help!
    I got a trade offer in my standard Roto League, in which I am way ahead, for my LBJ and Noah in exchange for Melo, Monroe and Derrick Rose.
    What do I do?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DexterHol: Nooooo, no reason to be well ahead and take on all that risk. Monroe has some good upside with Smith waived, but Melo and Rose is way too much risk.

  8. Mason Plumlee says:
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    Brook Lopez who?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mason Plumlee: I know, right?!

  9. Mike says:
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    Just got offered brandon knight for my Taj and Meeks. What you think?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      Also got offered Rudy Gay and Brandon Knight for Millsap. Way more hesitant on that one though i loveee millsap man

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mike: I’d take Knight. Hah I love Millsap too for that second one… It’s really really close. I think I like the first one more, but might have to take the 2nd one too if in a diff league

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