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NBA: How to Handle Injuries in the NBA

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Saahil Sud, formerly Maxdalury, talks best practices when tracking and reacting to injuries in the NBA.

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NBA: How to Handle Injuries in the NBA

  1. 1. Course 5: NBA Strategy Handling Injuries in Daily Fantasy NBA www.rotoql.com 1
  2. 2. I. DFS Injuries Overview
  3. 3. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Injury Overview 3 Source: xxxxxx Note: data is from FanDuel’s 2014-15 NBA Season Increases floor ceiling ↑ ● Value backups get more minutes and opportunities to score Increases budget for stars ↑ ● With inexpensive backups creating more value, additional salary can be allocated to stars Injuries
  4. 4. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Minutes vs Fantasy Point 4 Source: Daily Fantasy Cafe
  5. 5. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Not All Injuries Are Created Equally 5 Source: xxxxxx Note: data is from FanDuel’s 2014-15 NBA Season When average starters are injured ● Backup picks up most of his minutes and a large portion of his production When star players are injured ● Backup and the next best player(s) pick up wide gap left by an injured superstar
  6. 6. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Injury Sources 6 Source: xxxxxx Note: data is from FanDuel’s 2014-15 NBA Season Twitter ● @RotoQLapp ● @RotoWorld_BK ● @baskmonster ● @FantasyLabsNBA Websites ● QL Wire ● Rotowire ● RotoGrinders ● NBA Wowy Mobile Apps ● Twitter ● Team Stream ● ESPN Scorecenter Software
  7. 7. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Lineup Example 7 Source: xxxxxx Note: data is from FanDuel’s 2014-15 NBA Season
  8. 8. II. Reacting to Injuries
  9. 9. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Using DraftKings Late Swap 9
  10. 10. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Day in the Life of Saahil on Game Day 10 Time Notes 11am Start building lineups based on players projected that day 11am - 6pm Monitor Twitter, websites and apps for available news regarding players in doubt 6pm - 7pm Adjust lineups before lock with players who have been announced out or stand to benefit from injury news 7pm - 9pm Monitor injury news on Twitter and use Late Swap as information becomes available
  11. 11. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Backup Lineups/Late Swaps 11 Lineup A if injury does not occurs Lineup B if injury does occurs ● When you are unsure of a player's status, always have a backup option to swap ● Make sure to not lock any players in the UTIL spots, so you can maximize lineup flexibility with late swaps
  12. 12. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com Lineup Example #2 12 Source: xxxxxx Note: data is from FanDuel’s 2014-15 NBA Season
  13. 13. www.rotoql.com www.rotoql.com More Resources Visit our Support Center to watch video tutorials on how to use RotoQL • rotoql.zendesk.com Monitor daily fantasy news, strategy and advice articles at the QL Wire • rotoql.com/qlwire If you are new to DFS or just need a refresher on the fundamentals, visit RotoU • rotoql.com/university 13

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