Tonight marks the final Friday night of the regular season and we've got just the way to celebrate it. As your Toronto Raptors head to Orlando to take on the Magic, you can play along and possibly win some moolah in a one-day fantasy basketball tournament, presented by FanDuel, SB Nation, and Raptors HQ.
You will have a variety of lineup options tonight, as 24 teams play during Friday's loaded 12-game slate. Many teams are still jostling for a playoff berth or better seeding, so competition on the court and in the fantasy world should be as fierce as ever. Your Raptors, for instance, sit only half a game back of the Chicago Bulls and have four games to attempt leapfrogging them for the 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Here are the details for tonight's tournament:
- Enter the tourney by clicking here ($2 to play, $150,000 in prizes, $10,000 for the winner),
- If you don't have a FanDuel account, click here to sign up and you'll get a 100 percent first time matching deposit bonus (up to $200) for being a Raptors HQ reader.
- Use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN when discussing the tournament on Twitter.
- Check out our initial post about FanDuel and how it works if you need a refresher about how to play the game..
Since the Raptors have plenty left to play for, you should expect something close to the regular rotation tonight. If you want to get a Raptor into your lineup, may I suggest:
Tyler Hansbrough ($3,800)
Well, I never thought I'd be plugging Psycho-T in this space this season, but here we are. Hansbrough has filled in as a starter in place of an injured Amir Johnson for the last two games and has absolutely stuffed the stat sheet while doing so. Over those two contests, Hansbrough posted averages of 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 1.5 blocks, and a mere 0.5 turnovers per game. That's good enough for 31.5 fantasy points per game, which is a ridiculous return on a near-minimum salary. You'll have to watch the injury report like a hawk with both Amir and Kyle Lowry listed as questionable, but if Amir sits his third consecutive game, Hansbrough will be one of the best bang-for-your-buck options on the board tonight.
All right, you know what time it is. Join me in the comment section below and we'll work together to 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.