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Play Friday's FanDuel Fantasy Basketball Tournament With Raptors HQ

Here's your weekly opportunity to get in on a one-day fantasy basketball tournament presented by FanDuel and SB Nation! As the Raptors try to get back into the win column in Charlotte, why don't you try to do some winning yourself?

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There are 12 games going down in the NBA tonight, including your Toronto Raptors hitting the road to face the Charlotte Hornets.

Just like (almost) every Friday since the beginning of the season, we and FanDuel are here to hook you up with the opportunity to play a one-day fantasy basketball tournament. Want a chance to win some big money? Here are your details:

  • Click here to enter this week's tournament ($2 to play, $150,000 in prizes, $10,000 to the winner),
  • Click here to sign up for FanDuel and get a 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200) just for being the lovely Raptors HQ reader that you are.
  • If you discuss your tournaments on Twitter, don't forget to use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN.
  • Finally, check out our initial post about FanDuel and how it works to learn more about the game.

As of posting, Kyle Lowry's status is still up in the air for tonight's game, so your Raptors FanDuel options will be a little muddy until he's confirmed in or out. If he's out, a starting Greivis Vasquez for $4,500 will continue to be a solid option, but I'm more inclined to go with:

Lou Williams ($5,500)

Sweet Lou has been a fantasy basketball stud over the Raptors' last three games sans Lowry, playing a very healthy 30.8 minutes per contest as the Raps' backup point guard. He's averaging a tasty 33.1 fantasy points per game on FanDuel over that span (exceeding his price tag by a mile), on the strength of 23.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks, and a mere 1.0 turnover per contest. He'll obviously take a bit of a hit if Lowry returns, but he's having a good enough season to be playable regardless of the situation. For tonight, you'll have to keep an eye on the injury report and just remember that Lou becomes a must-play option if Kyle sits this one out.

Here we go! Let me know your lineup thoughts in the comment section below and we'll see what we can put 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.