Tips for Winning in the 2015-16 NBA Season

The day everybody’s been waiting for is finally here! The first full slate of NBA games begins Wednesday, and with that, we usher in a brand new season of daily fantasy basketball for FantasyDraft users!

Those of you who are already familiar with our site know just how user-friendly we are. But if you’ve just deposited for the first time or have previously only played the other sports we offer, I’m gonna break down some of the fantastic and unique features we offer.

Flexible Lineup Structure

FantasyDraft makes setting your daily hoops lineups as easy as possible. Among all the major sites in the daily fantasy sports industry, we’re the only ones who offer a flexible lineup structure.

What does this mean?

Unlike other sites that require specific positions to be filled (i.e. SF, PF, PG, etc.), FantasyDraft combines them into “guard” and “forward/center”. There are three guard spots, three forward/center spots and two utility spots.

Instead of intricately searching for the one backup point guard that will allow you to squeeze Anthony Davis into your lineup, you can choose from ANY guard. The forward/center option gives you even MORE leeway in that regard, opening up the player pool to THREE positions (SF, PF, C) for those three spots.

If that isn’t enough to convince you that we are the most player-friendly site out there, let me discuss the utility spots.

Not only do we offer a utility spot, but we have TWO of them. Some sites offer one utility spot and others don’t even have any, but we’ve doubled that, giving you TWO roster spots where you have free reign to put anyone you want into your lineup.

Lineup

This kind of flexibility makes your options limitless. I’ve played on various sites, and I know how annoying it can be when there are three centers you like that night, but only two spots to put them in. It’s beyond frustrating.

Our flexible lineup structure provides a stress-free lineup-setting experience that’s conducive to winning.

Player Info

The player info cards are very helpful when setting your lineup, so make sure to use them.

Each player’s name can be clicked on, bringing up a window that provides stats, game logs, player/team news and game info.

Apart from doing your own research, it’s really everything you need to make the best decisions when setting your lineups.

I find the salary information to be unique and extremely beneficial. Instead of just listing the player’s salary, it also tells you how much overall cap room you have remaining and what the average cap remaining is per player as you draft. I like this a lot because you don’t have to keep checking back to your team page to work out the math. From my experience, FantasyDraft is the only site that has this feature.

Tony Parker Info

Team Info

Above the player pool is a list of each game scheduled for that night. Each game has its own box, and in the top right corner of each box is a black “i”. If you click on that “i”, it provides two very useful tools.

The first tool you’ll see is a news feed from two teams playing. Any injury or roster updates, as well as useful statistical information, is listed here. These notes can come in handy when setting your lineups, especially if there are players who many not be playing at 100 percent health.

The second item in this menu is the team depth charts. These are constantly updated and provide you with every teams’ starting lineups and the pecking order off their benches. If a player has lost his starting job, you’ll be able to find that out right here.

depth chart

Make sure to use all the wonderful tools provided and enjoy the basketball season!

Seth Klein

Seth is a DFS writer at FantasyDraft, as well as a writer for TheFantasyFix and Razzball. You can find his player rankings at FantasyPros. Though he was born and raised in Los Angeles, Seth is a lifelong New York sports fan. Seth has no more access to the site than the typical user. Follow him on Twitter at @SethDaSportsMan.

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