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Analyzing Trends in DraftKings' Perfect Daily Fantasy NBA Lineups

Studying daily fantasy basketball optimal lineups reveals some interesting trends. What do you need to know?

In daily fantasy sports, you often get out what you put in.

To have extended success, you need to work hard and learn -- especially learn from your mistakes. You'll never find perfection and win every game, but perfection isn't a bad teaching tool.

Now, you can always take the Charlie Brown walk of shame after you decide to fade Russell Westbrook when Kevin Durant is out and leave it at that, and you can try to convince yourself that playing J.R. Smith in cash games was a great idea.


You can see what types of trends can be found when studying optimal lineups (i.e. the best lineup you could have possibly constructed based on the actual outcomes).

So, what do you need to know from the 64 NBA slates played in the 2015-16 season from tip off through the end of the calendar year?

DraftKings Perfect Lineup Analysis

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