It's a wonderful time to be a Raptors fan. The team is 5-0, Kyle Lowry is sleeker and more aerodynamic, Dwane Casey is playing Jonas Valanciunas in fourth quarters, the offence and defence look balanced, and all the new additions seem to be fitting in just right.
If things eventually go wrong, just remember how happy we were at this point.
In the interest of keeping the good times rolling, though, we're here to discuss an opportunity to play a one-day fantasy basketball tournament, presented by FanDuel, SB Nation, and Raptors HQ.
Here are the details:
- Click here to sign up for FanDuel if you haven't already. Raptors HQ readers get a nifty 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200) by using that link. Pretty sweet!
- Then, click here to enter the contest we're promoting for tonight. It starts at 7:00 PM EST, only costs $2 to enter, the top 26,037 lineups win a cut of the $250,000 guaranteed prize pool, and first place walks away with a cool $20,000.
- If you want to follow along with others playing in the tournament, use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN on Twitter.
- If you're not sure how all this FanDuel stuff works, check out our initial post on the partnership from last week or watch this handy video:
If you're interested in which Raptor would be the best fit for your lineup, we've got you covered:
Kyle Lowry ($8,000)
Lowry is one of those players that seems like he was made for fantasy sports. His current averages of 19.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 2.8 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 3.6 turnovers per contest have him at 38.5 fantasy points per game, which is simply great for his price point. His 22.3 combined fantasy points scored in the last game against Oklahoma City was actually the only time this season that he's hit under the 34.6 he put up in the opener versus Indiana, so look for him to bounce back from a down performance (by his standards).
Going up against the Magic's guard combo of Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo might look like a challenge, but Orlando is 28th in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards so far this season, according to RotoGrinders.com. The tantalizing matchup and Lowry's consistent production to start the season combine to make him one of the best point guard options available for your team tonight.
Now, let's jump into the comment section and work together on building some winning lineups, shall we?
Note: This is a sponsored post from FanDuel, a site that features all sorts of one-day fantasy basketball tournaments (like this one, which costs only $2 to play and features a $20,000 payout for first place). All of the opinions in this post are my own, and as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.