Daily Fantasy Rundown –October 29 NBA DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Thursday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “dinkpiece”, “leonem” and “TheNumbersGuy”. Each day throughout the NBA season our daily NBA scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. Our goal is to bring analysis that will help you build rosters that put you in position to win consistently over the long term.
Short Slate Disclaimer:
For those experiencing our content for the first time, the game-by-game preview format is used for short slates. Nights when the schedule typically ranges from two to four games we refer to as a short slate and that will result in heavy overlap around the industry. The more overlap there is, the smaller the margin for error and the more variance that is introduced into your results. We understand the excitement associated with the start of the NBA season, but we’d recommend approaching this slate with some caution. We recommend playing a smaller percentage than your typical night or sitting out the slate altogether. On a short slate, there are fewer errors for your opponents to make and thus less room for a skill advantage to come to fruition.
Also of note, early in the season we’ll focus a bit more on macro concepts. Our goal is to help teach what factors we view as important and while data takes some time to normalize we’ll use a bit more traditional scouting in our recommendations. The important thing early in the season is to try to identify change in player skills and coaching that could lead to dramatic changes in Fantasy production.
Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers
Line: Pacers +2.5
All team statistics as of the end of last season
Pace rankings: Memphis 26th, Indiana 19th
Total team defensive efficiency: Memphis 4th, Indiana 8th
Defensive efficiency ranks by position
Against point guards: Memphis 11th, Indiana 6th
Against shooting guards: Memphis 15th, Indiana 13th
Against small forwards: Memphis 3rd, Indiana 5th
Against power forwards: Memphis 6th, Indiana 4th
Against centers: Memphis 2nd, Indiana 6th
Rebounding rate rank: Memphis 12th, Indiana 6th
Turnover ratio (from least to most): Memphis 8th, Indiana 10th