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NBA Playoffs FanDuel Projection Guide - April 20, 2015


It's the NBA Playoffs 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 20, 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 20

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
Anthony Davis PF NO 11800 39.7 68.21 52.02 35.84 4.409
Pau Gasol PF CHI 8800 36.0 53.26 40.95 28.64 4.654
Stephen Curry PG GS 9900 29.3 49.98 37.57 25.16 3.795
Jimmy Butler SG CHI 8300 36.0 44.99 32.67 20.36 3.937
Draymond Green SF GS 7500 29.7 40.48 29.13 17.78 3.884
Joakim Noah C CHI 6300 31.0 38.11 27.98 17.84 4.441
Michael Carter-Williams PG MIL 7000 28.7 39.58 27.88 16.18 3.983
Klay Thompson SG GS 7100 27.7 40.22 27.53 14.83 3.877
Giannis Antetokounmpo SG MIL 6400 32.0 37.91 26.87 15.83 4.199
Tyreke Evans PG NO 7500 25.7 34.52 25.02 15.51 3.335
Ersan Ilyasova PF MIL 5400 28.3 38.61 24.71 10.81 4.576
Khris Middleton SF MIL 6500 29.0 33.97 23.14 12.31 3.560
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 6300 23.0 35.36 22.11 8.87 3.510
Eric Gordon SG NO 5100 32.3 32.00 21.76 11.53 4.267
Omer Asik C NO 4900 25.0 29.98 20.61 11.23 4.205
Taj Gibson PF CHI 4900 25.3 29.92 20.46 11.00 4.176
Andrew Bogut C GS 6000 21.0 34.69 20.45 6.21 3.408
Aaron Brooks PG CHI 5500 25.0 31.75 20.23 8.72 3.679
O.J. Mayo SG MIL 4700 25.3 30.65 20.12 9.60 4.281
Mike Dunleavy SF CHI 4300 32.0 32.09 19.56 7.03 4.549
Jrue Holiday PG NO 7000 20.3 26.67 19.44 12.22 2.778
John Henson PF MIL 4400 19.7 30.30 18.77 7.23 4.266
Derrick Rose PG CHI 6100 20.0 27.58 18.52 9.46 3.036
Harrison Barnes SF GS 4200 23.7 24.06 16.68 9.30 3.971
Zaza Pachulia C MIL 5700 18.7 25.60 16.64 7.68 2.919
Ryan Anderson PF NO 4300 20.0 24.62 15.68 6.74 3.647
Shaun Livingston PG GS 3500 20.7 24.80 15.56 6.32 4.445
Andre Iguodala SF GS 4200 22.7 22.65 15.28 7.90 3.637
Norris Cole PG NO 3900 23.0 22.90 14.31 5.72 3.668
Jerryd Bayless PG MIL 3600 20.0 22.70 14.09 5.48 3.914
Jared Dudley SF MIL 3600 22.3 22.87 14.06 5.25 3.906
Quincy Pondexter SF NO 4200 28.0 22.77 13.19 3.62 3.141
Leandro Barbosa SG GS 3500 16.3 22.21 12.95 3.69 3.700
Kenyon Martin PF MIL 3600 19.3 22.08 12.88 3.69 3.578
Marreese Speights PF GS 3500 11.7 21.39 12.71 4.03 3.632
Tony Snell SG CHI 3500 22.3 22.88 12.29 1.71 3.512
Tyler Ennis PG MIL 3700 14.0 20.07 11.44 2.81 3.092
Festus Ezeli C GS 3500 12.0 18.58 11.11 3.64 3.173
Justin Holiday SF GS 3700 12.7 17.97 9.42 0.87 2.546
Jorge Gutierrez PG MIL 3500 12.0 18.21 9.25 0.28 2.642
Dante Cunningham PF NO 4100 17.7 14.56 9.12 3.69 2.225
Miles Plumlee C MIL 3600 11.7 14.11 8.56 3.01 2.378
Alexis Ajinca C NO 3500 8.3 14.38 8.42 2.45 2.404
James Michael McAdoo PF GS 3500 8.7 15.97 8.31 0.66 2.375
Gal Mekel PG NO 3500 11.0 12.28 7.34 2.41 2.098
Jeff Withey C NO 3500 8.0 13.35 6.90 0.44 1.971
Elliot Williams SG NO 3500 7.7 12.20 5.04 0.00 1.440
Johnny O'Bryant C MIL 3500 9.3 10.29 4.95 0.00 1.415
Nazr Mohammed C CHI 3500 5.7 8.85 3.90 0.00 1.114
Brandon Rush SG GS 3500 8.0 7.38 3.55 0.00 1.014
Luke Babbitt SF NO 3500 5.3 6.02 2.92 0.00 0.836
E'Twaun Moore PG CHI 3500 3.7 5.42 2.12 0.00 0.606
Nate Wolters PG NO 3500 3.7 3.43 1.71 0.00 0.488
Jimmer Fredette PG NO 3500 2.7 3.31 1.65 0.00 0.470
Ognjen Kuzmic C GS 3500 2.3 3.70 1.63 0.00 0.467
Doug McDermott SF CHI 3500 3.0 5.05 1.52 0.00 0.434
Darius Miller SG NO 3500 7.7 4.38 1.28 0.00 0.367
Cameron Bairstow PF CHI 3500 2.0 2.92 0.75 0.00 0.215
David Lee PF GS 3600 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000
Kirk Hinrich PG CHI 3500 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.000

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