Your Toronto Raptors are going for their third straight win tonight, as they head to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bulls. With only 0.5 games separating the teams in the standings, and with the Bulls having won both of the two previous meetings this season, this game will surely have major implications down the road when it comes to playoff seeding.
As a fun accompaniment to this and the other 11 games on tonight's 12-game NBA slate, FanDuel, SB Nation, and Raptors HQ are offering a one-day fantasy basketball tournament that you can enter for the chance to win cash prizes.
Sounds good, right? Here are the details:
- Click here to enter ($2 to play, $150,000 in prizes, $10,000 for the winner),
- Click here to sign up for FanDuel if you haven't already. Raptors HQ readers get a 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200).
- If you discuss the tournament on Twitter, make sure to use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN so we can all follow along.
- Finally, check out our initial post about FanDuel and how it works to learn more about the game.
We like to hook you up with a reliable Raptor for your lineup every week, so you can plug him in and enjoy a little home rooting interest. This week's pick is:
Jonas Valanciunas ($6,000)
JV has celebrated his first three games as a new father by posting a few monster lines in limited minutes. In a mere 23.8 minutes per contest over this recent stretch, he's averaging 14.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and only 1.0 turnover per game, while shooting a blistering 80.8% from the field - good enough for 31.4 fantasy points per game. At his mid-range price tag, that kind of production is more than enough to make him an enticing roster option. Combine it with the fact that he logged almost 33 minutes against Chicago's massive frontcourt the last time these two teams met (while dropping 20 points and 9 rebounds), and he becomes one of the night's top plays. Jonas is liable for the occasional dud (or benching), so this play admittedly comes with some risk, but I'd be willing to roll with him until his stellar per-minute production of late drops off.
Meet me in the comment section and we'll try to come up with some winning lineups together.
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.