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October 29 NBA DFS: Millsap a must on Thursday

October 29 NBA DFS: Millsap a must on Thursday
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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

Total: 187.5

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     

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