The 5 Best Shooting Guards to Target in Daily Fantasy Basketball Tournaments
Now that All-Star break is here, most NBA players will finally get an opportunity to take a breather. And, in a season that spans 169 days, that's just about all six days is: a breather.
It's a chance for players to rest their bodies and minds. A chance to catch up with sleep and family.
In the same way, this break is a chance for diehard fans to regroup. For fans of struggling teams to hope for a better tomorrow, and for fans of contenders to gear up for the playoff run. But, after a little less than 60 games per team, it's also a chance for NBA DFS players to take a step back and analyze.
With such a large sample size behind us, we're able to do just that. We can look at how rosters have shaped up, how minutes are being allocated and what effects tanking could have down the home stretch.
In a more specific way, we can reflect on each position to see which players have been the most consistent cash-game plays and best tournament options. For the purposes of this piece, we're concerned with the best shooting guards for tournaments and guaranteed prize pools.
That can mean a lot of things, though. From low-priced players to mid-priced and high-priced players, they can come in all shapes and sizes. However, we're working with the requirements that someone has played at least 30 games with and average of 25 minutes a night. For tournaments, the best players will have the highest percentage of games at or above an output of 5.5 FanDuel points (FDP) per $1,000 of salary.
Based on what we know, who should we be most willing to insert into our tournament lineups down the home stretch?