Use these five NBA tips for the last day of the regular season and you just might come out alive!I started my day just like any other. Pen and paper by my side, I began looking at each and every matchup for the evening. About four matchups in I began to realize that my usual approach was simply inadequate for today’s special circumstances. I began to look at tonight’s matchups in a different light, and while the analysis will be an all-day affair as countless breaking news is hoisted upon us, a sound approach using these five NBA tips should assist you in navigating the murky waters.
Below are five NBA tips that I believe you may find useful when examining tonight’s daily fantasy basketball slate. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to help you apply these five NBA tips!
Five NBA Tips For The Last Day
#1: Don’t stretch yourself too thin.
It’s natural to want to build as many lineups as possible, but it may not be practical on a night like this. While there will undoubtedly be many players you want exposure too, we must balance the opportunity cost of being stuck with too many lineups to edit should breaking news alter our rosters significantly shortly before tip-off.
#2: Understand the playoff scenarios.
Many players will be sitting this evening, and for a lot of them we should have advance word long before lineups lock. Still more players will be on minutes restrictions with instructions to “take it easy” though, and without direct word from the coaching staff it will be up to us to determine exactly which situations warrant concern. Take a good hard look at the playoff picture and which teams stand to gain or lose.
#3: Pay up for studs with something to play for!
Once you’ve analyzed the playoff picture you should have a good idea of which teams have something to play for. Many studs will be resting this evening, so identifying and targeting the few who are likely to play their full allotment of minutes is paramount. With all of the value plays available you should have little difficulty rostering three-to-four high-end studs.
#4: When in doubt, take players from games with something play for.
Consider this example. You’re waffling between two players for the final spot in your daily fantasy basketball lineup. Player A has a great matchup and is an overall better option, but you’re unsure of his minutes and role this evening. Player B is a worse overall asset, but is playing in a game that his team badly wants to win. I would take player B 10 times out of 10.
#5: Stay glued to your computer for the final hours leading up to tip-off.
I understand this is something many of you do anyways, but it’s especially important this evening. By now everyone is aware of just how ridiculous the NBA can be with its late scratches and news, and tonight’s situational madness will play right into that hand.
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