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Friday Night's FanDuel Tournament and Roster Advice for Raptors Fans

The NBA has a full 13-game slate tonight, including the Los Angeles Lakers coming to town to take on your Toronto Raptors. Play along in a one-day fantasy basketball tournament, presented by FanDuel and SB Nation, and you could win some money while you're at it!

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The days are growing dark in Raptorland, as the losses pile up and we struggle to remember if this team could ever really defend anyone to begin with.

Looking for a pick-me-up? Something to distract you from your troubles? How about a one-day fantasy basketball tournament, presented by FanDuel, SB Nation, and Raptors HQ?

Tonight's 13-game NBA slate should keep things plenty interesting with all the lineup possibilities and you'll have the chance to win some real money with the one you chose to submit. That should keep your mind off the loss column!

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).
  • 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.

Want a Raptor in your lineup? How about:

Greivis Vasquez ($3,900)

Kyle Lowry is not likely to suit up for this one, as he's still having his back tested by team doctors and the Raptors won't want to rush him back this time with the playoffs only a few weeks away. Vasquez started Wednesday's game against the Bulls in Lowry's place and posted 22 points, two boards, three assists, one steal, and only two turnovers in 31 minutes of action - good enough for a cool 28.9 fantasy points. At a near-minimum salary of $3,900, that kind of production makes Greivis a very enticing option tonight, as he'll likely start at the one for the Raptors once again. Throw in the fact that the Lakers are dead last in the NBA in fantasy points allowed to opposing point guards (via, and Vasquez becomes something closer to a must-play option.

It's time. Let's jump into the comment section and work together on constructing 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.