There is no better proving ground for the statistically inclined NBA fan than daily fantasy sports on sites like FanDuel, which allows you to test predictive models and strategies against other basketball fans for monetary gain by composing a lineup of players who gain points based off their production for a single game.
Previously, we produced a weekly article of optimal NFL lineups, which produced well in 50/50 games and with that daily fantasy season being effectively over we have shifted a ton of our focus over to NBA. This means that we will start producing a regular stream of NBA daily fantasy content including this series, which is our optimal lineup for the night of games.
Firstly, the strategy that I am employing is heavily data focused and goes off of the projections we build internally. We are still building out our projection model and will refine it over time but it is the core to the optimization system that I am using to build my lineup. I won't bore you with a ton of numbers in this first article but will touch upon it in the future.
So without further delay, here is my optimal NBA FanDuel lineup for Wednesday, January 7, 2015:
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