Are you sick of losing? As fans of the Toronto Raptors, nine losses in 10 games is officially enough. Let's all be winners tonight!
As the Raps welcome the Miami Heat to the ACC this evening and try to get their season back on track with a win, you can go for the glory as well by playing a one-day fantasy basketball tournament presented by FanDuel, SB Nation, and Raptors HQ.
- Click here to enter tonight's tournament ($2 to play, $150,000 in prizes, $10,000 for the winner),
- Click here to sign up for FanDuel if you haven't already and get a 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200).
- Use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN when discussing the tournament on Twitter.
- Check out our initial post about FanDuel and how it works to learn more about the game.
Predicting where fantasy value will come from with the Raptors has been a bit of a crapshoot lately, as very few players have been reliably consistent and Casey's rotations have been in a perpetual state of flux. With that in mind, if you'd like to have a Raptor in your lineup tonight, I'd go with:
DeMar DeRozan ($7,400)
You'd think that the return of Kyle Lowry to the lineup would have slowed DeRozan's roll, but DeMar has continued to be the lone bright spot for the Raptors during this current skid. Over his last five games, in particular, DD has averaged 27.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.2 blocks, and 1.8 turnovers - good enough for an impressive 38.5 fantasy points per game. That's the kind of production you pay the big bucks for, but DeRozan is still sitting at a mid-range price. Add in the fact that he put up 30 points, three rebounds, and four steals the last time he went up against the Heat, and it'll be hard not to roster him with tonight's relatively thin (for a Friday) nine-game slate.
Alright, let's jump into the comment section and construct some winning lineups.
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 $10,000 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.