So you’ve either been playing DFS NBA without a set strategy or looking to get started.
No matter the case. I have some information to share with you today that should make your DFS NBA winning percentage rise.
How To Stack Players For NBA DFS On Draftkings
I’m going to give you my exact strategy and show screenshots to back up what I’m saying. Stacking players is one of the best ways to accumulate points on DFS within any given sport you chose to play on either platform. But its especially essential for something like Basketball. Because players accumulate points in more ways. A successful stack will almost guarantee cash each night.
You want to save enough when you’re picking your lineup so that you build a solid lineup and not an all or nothing one.
Going for the stars isn’t always a winning strategy. In fact with my personal experience playing DFS for over a decade and some change. Its one of if not the fastest way to lose your bankroll when playing fantasy sports.
But let’s get into some specifics so you can get a better understanding of how this works.
Why Should You Stack Players For NBA DFS On Draftkings
Its all about point accumulation. Who gives it to you isn’t always really that important. As long as the points are there that’s all that matters.
If you know that a team has a big 3 or 4 and these guys are the primary scorers, rebounders, assist leaders etc. It only makes sense that you take them all in your line up when you can.
Your points will skyrocket faster than they would with individual players if done correctly.
I’m not saying that individual picks are bad. You just have to know when and when not to do it.
This was a 20 man $5 double up for the Late games in the NBA on Draftkings.
I preach this all the time and you can see that what I’m telling you is the truth. Being contrarian is king I had one pick that was over 50% owned the rest were 30% and lower. Making it easy for my lineup to past through others in the contest. Without the fear of being tied or sharing points with half the league which usually happens in smaller 3 game slates such as this one. Davis was owned over 60% and he costs $10,900 on DK at the time.
I used my stacking strategy and it worked out. I ended up coming in 2nd place and winning a few more Head to Head games with this same lineup.
The teams were.
IND vs MIN
NO vs POR
UTA vs LAC
If you look at my lineup I did a POR and IND stack and sprinkled Wiggins in there to hopefully put the icing on the cake.
I know that the guards for both POR and IND are the primary scorers for their teams. Which means if they aren’t going to score no one is. Making them very smart picks when playing DFS.
I didn’t even consider Davis or Cousins on this slate. Because for one to get both would eat all or most of your salary. Leaving you in the negative or with just enough to pick some guy whose parents don’t know he’s in the NBA.
I also knew that IND’s starting Center is out. So I could spend less and get starter minutes and play from their big men. That left me money to spend elsewhere on other positions.
I went against the grain because that’s what seasoned DFS players do. I already knew that the masses & newbies were going to jump ship and just slap NO’s big men in their lineup and hope the rest of their players produce without any research or reasoning behind why they picked them in the first place.
I actually dodged a bullet because Davis ended up getting hurt in the first half and didn’t return to the game. Leaving all kinds of money on the table and making it a profitable night for me and others who didn’t take him.
Don’t get me wrong Anthony Davis is a monster when he’s on the court. He has won plenty of contest for me over the years. But it is no secret that this man is made of glass, cotton, marshmallows, styrofoam and anything else that is easily breakable. Making him a risky DFS pick each night he’s on the slate.
It’s better to have a solid lineup that produces points in every position than to have a lineup with 3 big name stars and the rest be players $3500 and lower.
When To Stack Players For NBA Fantasy On Draftkings
I generally tend to stack players on smaller slates. Because it is easier to hone in on certain players and games.
I will sometimes stack players on Full slates. But it depends on who’s playing and who they’re playing against.
Teams I never stack against in the NBA are the following
- Utah Jazz
- San Antonio Spurs
- Memphis Grizzlies
These three teams have some of the best defenses in the league. You may luck up and catch them slipping from time to time. But most of the time their defense is going to be stifling. You could get more points targeting teams like
- Dallas Mavericks
- New York Knicks
- Phenoix Suns
Just to name a few.
There is something I want you to keep in mind though.
This method will not work all the time. Knowing when and when not to do it is vital in your success rate when using it.
The best advice I can give you on that is to get in and experiment or “test the water” so to speak. It doesn’t have to be for cash it can be a free contest.
Find your rhythm and implement your technique in a paid contest and see how it works out. Let your results make the decision for you.
It’s an 82 game season. So you have plenty of time to switch things up if they aren’t going well for you.
Best Teams To Stack Players From – DFS NBA Draftkings
These aren’t in any particular order and is based off results I’ve had with each this season so far.
- Thunder – Westbrook, Geroge, Anthony
- Timberwolves – Wiggins, Towns, Butler
- Hornets – Walker, Howard, Lamb, Bacon, Kaminsky – Batum, Kidd-Gilchrist when they return.
- Heat – Dragic, Waiters, Whiteside, Olynyk, Johnson, Winslow, Ellington, Richardson
- Celtics – Irving, Brown, Smart, Rozier, Horford
- Wizards – Wall, Beal, Gortat, Portor, Oubre Jr.
- Nets – Russell, Dinwiddie, Carroll, LeVert, Crabbe, Booker
- Lakers – Ball, Kuzma, Pope, Clarkson, Randle, Nance Jr., Ingram,
- Rockets – Harden, Gordon, Capela, Anderson
- Pacers – Collison, Young, Olodipo, Sabonis
- Spurs – Aldrige, Green, Gay, Murry, Gasol, Leonard once he returns
- Trail Blazers – Lillard, McCollum, Aminu, Harkless, Ed Davis, Turner
- Warriors – Curry, Durant, Thompson, Green, Iguodala
These teams have given me the best results when I stacked players from their franchise on DK so far this year.
A few honorable mentions that I did not include on this list that could easily give you value night in and out are guys like
- Lebron James – Proven Vet
- Giannis Antetokounmpo – Moster Alert!
- Anothy Davis – When Healthy
- Demarcus Cousins – Monster Alert – Foul Issues and Suitable to get thrown out the game at any given moment.
- Andre Drummond – Foul Issues
- Joel Embid – When Healthy
- Blake Griffin – When Healthy
- Chirs Paul – Floor General – Once He Returns From Injury
- Isaiah Tomas – Floor General
- DeMar DeRozan – Pure Scorer
- Devin Booker – Pure Scorer
- Marc Gasol – All Around Big
- Nikola Jokic – All Around Big
Any of these guys on any given night can go off and give you 5-10X points past their valued price.
If possible adding one or more of these guys into your stack could set your lineup off and win you a lot of cash.
This is my strategy and how I do it day in and out.
If you implement this strategy into your DFS gameplay. You will surely win more than you lose.
Thank you for reading feel free to comment and let me know how you pick players for your lineup or just give me some feedback on my strategy. I will be sure to respond as soon as I can.
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