terapined
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December 1st, 2013 at 3:05:19 PM permalink
I only checked the next 5 players. Watching Den vs KC.
You want me to check 18 players, gonna need a piece of your action lol.

Anyway, out of next 5 which is my free limit, I would take Smith over McRoberts.
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steeldco
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December 1st, 2013 at 3:11:04 PM permalink
If only it has been profitable action......
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to replace McRoberts with Smith. Maybe it'll put me over the top? Just winning once every blue moon in this thing would be nice.......
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December 1st, 2013 at 3:13:17 PM permalink
Damn....tournament started and I couldn't make the switch.
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steeldco
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December 2nd, 2013 at 7:02:40 AM permalink
So here's how my team ended up last night. I was 194th. out f 223......damn sucks. I had a total of 213.3 points.
PG
Russell Westbrook
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$8600 Salary
44.4% Owned
35.9

PG
Ricky Rubio
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$7600 Salary
9.4% Owned
24.3

SG
Kevin Martin
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$7300 Salary
22.4% Owned
34.2

SG
Wesley Matthews
POR 114 @ LAL 108 FINAL
$6300 Salary
19.3% Owned
26.9

SF
Corey Brewer
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$5400 Salary
17.5% Owned
20.3

SF
Wesley Johnson
POR 114 @ LAL 108 FINAL
$4300 Salary
34.1% Owned
14.4

PF
Kevin Love
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$11200 Salary
5.8% Owned
34.4

PF
Josh McRoberts
CHA 98 @ MIA 99 FINAL
$5200 Salary
7.2% Owned
14.1

C
Bismack Biyombo
CHA 98 @ MIA 99 FINAL
$3600 Salary
2.2% Owned
8.8

213.3

The person who came in 1st., with a total of 297.5 points had the following lineup:

PG
Damian Lillard
POR 114 @ LAL 108 FINAL
$8100 Salary
22% Owned
47.5

PG
Russell Westbrook
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$8600 Salary
44.4% Owned
35.9

SG
Ben McLemore
GS 115 @ SAC 113 FINAL
$3900 Salary
19.3% Owned
7

SG
Klay Thompson
GS 115 @ SAC 113 FINAL
$7100 Salary
26% Owned
35.4

SF
Harrison Barnes
GS 115 @ SAC 113 FINAL
$5600 Salary
61.9% Owned
16.5

SF
Kevin Durant
MIN 103 @ OKC 113 FINAL
$11600 Salary
12.1% Owned
76

PF
Andrea Bargnani
NO 103 @ NY 99 FINAL
$6300 Salary
36.8% Owned
39.4

PF
Derrick Williams
GS 115 @ SAC 113 FINAL
$3500 Salary
44.4% Owned
12.4

C
Robin Lopez
POR 114 @ LAL 108 FINAL
$5200 Salary
47.1% Owned
27.4

297.5


Any suggestions as to what methodology I should be using to pick players?
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terapined
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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:33:28 AM permalink
These daily leagues are tough. I play in a money season long fantasy league. I look at the overall strength of my players and of players availible if I want to make a move.

These salary cap daily leagues are a really different situation then what I do.

You need to look at daily matchups.
Also injuries making a bench short. Alot of injuries means players suited up will get more min so more stats.
I evaluate players over a long season. These daily leagues, its tough, any player can have a bad game.
Seems like you need just alot of good players, somebody like Kev Love may be hurting you due to too expensive.
Salary cap and daily drafts make for a real tough game.
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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:51:36 AM permalink
terapined, thanks for taking the time. Yep...tough is right, at least for a dumbass like me. I don't know that I've ever been so bad at something as I have shown to be at picking these daily tournaments. I just can't seem to come up with a method of doing this and that at least gets me close enough where I think that with a few tweaks I might get there. I'm just so bad that I feel lost. There was something that you had mentioned regarding minutes, I believe, so I'm going to look at data and try to select players whose minutes are increasing. I assume that with an increase in minutes, they will have an increase in score and therefore they would be undervalued.......I think. We'll see.
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December 2nd, 2013 at 11:23:12 AM permalink
ok. So by factoring in whether minutes are increasing or decreasing, I get the below for today:

Roy Hibbert C IND
Ryan Anderson PF NO
Paul Millsap PF ATL
George Hill PG IND
Damian Lillard PG POR
Martell Webster SF WAS
DeMarre Carroll SF ATL
Lance Stephenson SG IND
Eric Gordon SG NO
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terapined
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December 2nd, 2013 at 4:42:55 PM permalink
Roy Hibbert C IND
Very good player but inconsistent scoring. Might score 27, might score 4
Ryan Anderson PF NO
Good pick, Anthony Davis just injured his hand and is out, more min and production for Anderson
Paul Millsap PF ATL
Playing real well, last game was one of his best of the year.
George Hill PG IND
Good player, inconsistent scoring
Damian Lillard PG POR
Good pick, good player that gets a lot minutes
Martell Webster SF WAS
Great player getting tons of minutes but a little inconsistent scoring.
DeMarre Carroll SF ATL
Good player, a bit inconsistent
Lance Stephenson SG IND
Good young player improving, amazing how many assists he gets
Eric Gordon SG NO
Injury plagued player that is healthy right now and getting a ton of min but inconsistent.


If your somewhat inconsistent players have big nights, you may do well.
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December 3rd, 2013 at 3:58:35 AM permalink
terapined, I really appreciate the help. I finally won one last night. I came in 92nd. out of the 223 entries. Maybe it was the inclusion of a variable for minutes increasing or decreasing. Something that you had brought up. Thanks!

I'm going to use the same methodology today and we'll see what happens.
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December 3rd, 2013 at 4:46:29 AM permalink
OK. Below is my team for today. Keep your fingers crossed 'cuz winning back to back in this stuff would be the equivalent of, for me, hitting one of those mega lotteries.

Spencer Hawes C
David Lee PF
J.J. Hickson PF
Stephen Curry PG
Isaiah Thomas PG
James Jones SF
Harrison Barnes SF
Gerald Green SG
Klay Thompson SG
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