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Draft Kit: Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy

Scott Malewig

Scott Malewig

Scott Malewig writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Why Play Daily Fantasy Basketball?

How far did you make it into last NBA season before you realized your prized first-round pick of Josh Smith was going to obliterate your fantasy team's field-goal, three-point and free-throw percentages? Fairly early on I'd guess.

When did you finally decide it was time to cut bait on Derrick Rose, Danny Granger and Andrew Bynum? Probably much later than you should have, and it most likely cost you a playoff berth.

These are the problems you don't have to deal with when playing daily fantasy basketball.

With daily games, you choose your players within the confines of a salary cap for just one day. The format generally allows you to avoid injury question marks and dead weight on your roster. It also means you don't have to do that pesky game counting we all do on Monday every week in season-long leagues to find out whether you should start your second-round pick who plays just two games or your hot

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