The Morning After: 1/30 Picks Recap


When possible, I like to do a write up of my picks the night before. Let me start by saying yesterday was one of the most ridiculous slates I’ve seen in my short DFS career. James Harden had the first every 60 point triple double and Stanley Johnson outscored Lebron by 10 fantasy points. Yesterday ended my streak of cashing 5 straight days, but the process was correct. I just didn’t play Harden who was 50+% owned in my 50/50s. Go figure.

Stud Standings Results

  1. James Harden – 102 FP. Go figure, this guy was ON ONE yesterday.
  2. Anthony Davis – 62.5 FP. He crushed for his price, but nobody was surpassing Harden.
  3. Lebron James – 40 FP. Somehow the Cavs lost to G-league Detroit. Yikes.

Guards Results

Damian Lillard: 28 Points, 4 Rebounds, 7 Assists. 53 FP. Really nice night for him on any slate besides this one.

Lou Williams: 20 Points, 1 Rebound, 5 Assists. 31.75 FP. An off night shooting for Lou, but he still ended up with over 30 fantasy points. Gotta love this floor.

Kyle Lowry: 15 Points, 3 Rebounds, 9 Assists. 32.75 FP. Pretty solid night for Lowry, just missed value but he shouldn’t have killed you if you included Harden.

CJ McCollum: 16 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists. 30.25 FP. Not bad at all, especially considering the discount price.

Spencer Dinwiddie: 11 Points, 3 Rebounds, 7 Assists. 25.25 FP. He was worth a look in GPPs but he didn’t really pan out. With Russell coming back, it will soon be a pipe dream to expect much from Dinwiddie.

Forwards/Centers Results

Andre Drummond: 21 Points, 22 Rebounds, 7 Assists. 71 FP. Drummond carried the freight vs the Cavs with his usual cast of stars headed for Los Angeles.

Kristaps Porzingis: 28 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists. 45.25 FP. Porzingis at home is starting to become a thing.

LaMarcus Aldridge: 30 Points, 5 Rebounds, 2 Assists. 40.25 FP. Just about what we wanted for a normal cash game. But as I’ve said, yesterday was far from normal.

Draymond Green: 8 Points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists. 22 FP. Ah, my first dud as a writer. I’m not sure if anyone saw a 30 point Jazz win over Golden State. And if you did, how?

DeAndre Jordan: 8 Points, 19 Rebounds, 2 Assists. 35.25 FP. Just missed the double double which would have added a nice boost. I somehow forgot to write him up despite being one of my favorite plays.

Zach Randolph: 26 Points, 12 Rebounds, 2 Assists. 47 FP. I wrote him up but my article was so long it got cut off. I will learn from my mistakes, but he ATE.

My main cash lineup was: Lou Williams, Jonathan Simmons, Kyle Lowry, Montrezl Harrell, DeAndre Jordan, Zach Randolph, Damian Lillard, Draymond Green. I finished with 276.75 (a solid cash score) but didn’t sniff cashing. Oh well, trust the process.