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NBA FanDuel Projection Guide - April 8, 2015


It's Slam Thursday on FanDuel and you have a chance to take home a cool $10,000! Tonight could be your night. It will take some skill and a bit of luck but everyone who enters the FanDuel $100,000 NBA Slam has a solid shot at the prize. When building your lineup, based on what has been seen in the past, it will take a combination of an elite talent or two hitting 55+ FanDuel points and your value guys bringing in 5x value at a minimum. To win the slam you will need to likely hit somewhere between 350-410 points - which makes it important to look for those guys who have high ceilings with big opportunities to hit big.

First, before we jump into the FanDuel projections and value plays for April 9, we just wanted to point out two new tools we recently added to the site.

The first is the NBA Daily Value Tracker which gives a complete breakdown of each NBA player from value perspective - for those who don't know, value is a measure of the relationship between the fantasy production of the player and their fantasy cost.

The second tools is the Defense vs. Position Report which details the daily fantasy production of each position against a team's defense - for example, this will allow you to get an understanding of how Centers do against the Miami Heat (14th best defense).

Not too sure where to start in building your lineup? One key strategy to building a winning lineup is to target a couple of key studs like James Harden or Russell Westbrook who can put up those 50+ FanDuel point nights and then fill your lineup with some value players (noted by the value column - look for guys with a value of 4.5+ as they come at a relatively low cost to their projected points).

Below is a look, based on our internal projections, of how players in today's games are set to perform tonight and where you can find some value. We will be updating through the day as lineups take shape but make sure to keep an eye on injury and lineup reports!

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Projections for April 9

Before we jump into the projections, here is a quick guide for those who are new to daily fantasy. Exp. Min - is simply the minutes the player is expected to play in tonights game. Ceiling - is the high end projection of the players FanDuel points. Projection - is the production we are expecting from the player tonight. Floor - is the low end production we are expecting from the player. Value - is a measure of the relative value of the player when comparing their projection to their salary, it is calculated as: Projection/(Salary/1000).

Here are our projections:

Player Pos Team Salary Exp Min Ceiling Projection Floor Value
Stephen Curry PG GS 9900 30.7 51.86 38.98 26.10 3.937
Pau Gasol PF CHI 8800 32.7 48.49 37.12 25.75 4.218
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 7200 34.7 48.76 35.86 22.96 4.981
Jimmy Butler SG CHI 8400 39.3 49.51 35.70 21.90 4.250
LaMarcus Aldridge PF POR 9000 31.7 46.98 35.63 24.28 3.959
Damian Lillard PG POR 8300 34.3 47.01 34.75 22.50 4.187
Hassan Whiteside C MIA 7600 27.0 48.86 32.91 16.95 4.330
Draymond Green SF GS 7600 30.7 42.12 30.12 18.11 3.963
Joakim Noah C CHI 6500 31.0 38.23 28.32 18.42 4.357
Goran Dragic PG MIA 6600 35.3 42.68 28.22 13.75 4.275
Klay Thompson SG GS 6800 27.3 38.58 26.81 15.05 3.943
Luol Deng SF MIA 5600 36.0 36.86 25.68 14.50 4.585
Aaron Brooks PG CHI 5500 30.0 38.14 24.06 9.97 4.374
Nicolas Batum SF POR 6600 31.0 33.59 23.22 12.85 3.518
Taj Gibson PF CHI 4700 28.7 33.68 23.06 12.44 4.907
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 6900 23.7 36.52 22.67 8.83 3.286
Robin Lopez C POR 5100 28.0 30.69 21.57 12.46 4.230
Andrew Bogut C GS 5500 21.7 36.28 21.30 6.32 3.873
Arron Afflalo SG POR 4100 33.0 31.84 21.30 10.76 5.195
C.J. McCollum SG POR 4600 28.3 35.69 19.33 2.97 4.203
Andre Iguodala SF GS 4800 27.0 27.34 18.39 9.44 3.832
Harrison Barnes SF GS 4000 26.3 26.15 18.25 10.35 4.564
Meyers Leonard C POR 4500 22.3 30.33 17.77 5.20 3.948
Udonis Haslem PF MIA 5100 26.0 29.24 17.73 6.23 3.477
Chris Kaman C POR 4300 17.7 25.45 17.15 8.86 3.989
Leandro Barbosa SG GS 3500 21.3 29.20 16.91 4.62 4.832
Mike Dunleavy SF CHI 4300 27.3 27.60 16.66 5.71 3.873
Shaun Livingston PG GS 3700 20.7 24.74 15.78 6.82 4.266
David Lee PF GS 4200 15.3 21.22 15.36 9.49 3.656
James Ennis SF MIA 3800 24.0 27.48 14.95 2.43 3.935
Mario Chalmers PG MIA 4200 20.3 22.48 13.91 5.34 3.312
Marreese Speights PF GS 3800 11.7 21.23 12.73 4.22 3.350
Tyler Johnson SG MIA 3700 16.7 21.51 11.46 1.41 3.096
James Michael McAdoo PF GS 3600 11.0 20.63 10.88 1.13 3.023
Chris Andersen C MIA 3500 13.0 15.45 9.88 4.30 2.822
Steve Blake PG POR 3500 15.7 16.24 9.50 2.75 2.713
Festus Ezeli C GS 3500 10.0 15.52 9.17 2.83 2.620
E'Twaun Moore PG CHI 3500 13.3 19.58 7.67 0.00 2.190
Kirk Hinrich PG CHI 3500 15.3 12.12 7.59 3.06 2.169
Justin Holiday SF GS 3500 10.3 14.61 7.56 0.51 2.160
Joel Freeland C POR 3500 9.3 13.10 6.79 0.48 1.940
Alonzo Gee SF POR 3500 7.3 10.69 4.96 0.00 1.417
Allen Crabbe SG POR 3500 9.0 13.42 4.83 0.00 1.381
Brandon Rush SG GS 3500 11.0 9.85 4.64 0.00 1.326
Tony Snell SG CHI 3500 5.7 5.76 3.09 0.42 0.883
Zoran Dragic SG MIA 3500 3.0 5.36 2.56 0.00 0.732
Doug McDermott SF CHI 3500 4.3 7.36 2.22 0.00 0.633
Nazr Mohammed C CHI 3500 3.0 4.66 1.98 0.00 0.565
Ognjen Kuzmic C GS 3500 2.3 3.70 1.63 0.00 0.467
Cameron Bairstow PF CHI 3500 1.7 2.49 0.65 0.00 0.185
Dorell Wright SF POR 4100 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
Shabazz Napier PG MIA 3500 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000

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