DraftKings Championship Series: Fantasy Basketball World Championship Preview
The 2021 DraftKings Fantasy Basketball World Championship is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 22, starting with the first game between the brooklyn nets and Boston Celtics. The slate spans two days and will include the last two NBA games on Saturday as well as the four games on Sunday. Here’s a full list of games that will be on the slate:
- Nets vs. Celtics
- Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers
- 76ers vs wizards
- Suns vs. Lakers
- Knicks vs. Hawks
- Jazz versus warriors / grizzly bears
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This is the second year in a row that the DraftKings The FBWC will be a multi-day roster during the NBA Playoffs, making them potentially unique strategies that aren’t found in more mainstream NBA DFS contests. For those who wish to participate in this event, there will be a free shadow contest – NBA 2021 FBWC Shadow Contest (FBWC) – which will have a total prize pool of $ 20,000, of which $ 1,000 will go to 1st place, and an additional jackpot of $ 10,000 to be distributed among all participants who beat the winning score in the FBWC.
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What happened in 2020
As mentioned above, this is the second year in a row that the FBWC will be a two-day playoff competition, and that means we can consider last year’s contest to get a feel for how the 2021 slate might play out. The 2020 competition actually kicked off with arguably the most memorable game in recent playoff history, one of many duels that took place between Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray in the epic seven-game series between the Jazz and the Nuggets. The winner of the event – ragingphilip – failed to pick Mitchell, the slate’s top scorer with 81.25 DKFP, but avoided the highest value play of Jordan Clarkson, who was drafted in 56% of the rosters. Clarkson wasn’t bad, but DKFP 27.5 at $ 4,500 was a moderate enough result that there are sure to be better value games out later. Staggered start times provide a unique strategic element as there were still several games to choose from even after the first game ended, and ragingphilip took the opportunity to win.
Where does Mitchell’s game rank in Fantasy Basketball World Championship History?
Donovan Mitchell’s 2020 playoff performance was extraordinary for all the obvious reasons, but perhaps the most surprising thing from a fantastic standpoint is that he was only 2% owned in the FBWC. for his game of 57 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. . Here’s a look at the most notable fantasy games from each of the last five events, taking into account price, percent ownership, and total payout.
Preview of the next 2021 Fantasy Basketball World Championship
FBWC prices are still not known yet (Friday), as schedule matches will not be fully determined until the Warriors play the Grizzlies in the final play-in match on Friday night. That said, the dynamics of the slate have probably developed further to a degree large enough that thinking about building the lineup is already a possibility. The main variable for this particular slate, aside from the aforementioned planning quirks, is that this will be the first game of the first round for all teams involved. This means that there probably won’t be any surprise injury or missing player situations that open up cheaper attractive players, and prioritizing all stars will just be more difficult than usual. The price of the playoffs can be such as a few of James Harden, Kevin Durant, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, etc. may be doable, but the 2021 FBWC winner is more likely to use a lineup with players rated in the midrange that has big games. All of that could change if something strange happened with the Warriors or the Grizzlies, but it’s not your typical end-of-season NBA slate where key players sit and saves make big contributions.
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