Euroleague Fantasy Basketball Picks – Roosevelt’s Playbook Friday December 7th 2018

Looking for help with your Euroleague lineups? In Roosevelt’s Playbook we provide our recommended plays for DraftKings for today’s Euroleague event!

Petar Milošević [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Welcome to day 2 of Round 11 of Euroleague action! Yesterday was a solid slate for me. I took down the $2 layup contest and cashed in all my other contests. Guaranteed to have another profitable week thanks to yesterday’s wins and I’m currently profitable for the 2018-2019 season thus far.

If you have questions, the best way to reach me is within our Facebook group The DFS Masters.

This group is the only place I answer individual questions about events. You can also leave a comment at the end of this post if it’s a general question about the sport and building lineups in general. However, if it’s a lineup specific question, the Facebook group is really the best way to reach me as I’m constantly checking the daily discussion thread on Euroleague within the group. I typically don’t see questions or comments posted to the blog until I go to write my next article.

For anything else, you can contact me on Twitter.

How I Rank Players

My rankings are based on the following criteria

  • Floor, ceiling and average fantasy points scored compared to salary
  • Floor, ceiling and average fantasy points scored over the last 4 games.
  • Domestic league production (Flashscore Basketball has the scores and box scores to all the Euroleague games as well as most of the individual domestic leagues that each team plays in. I check the box scores for each Euroleague team for their most recent domestic league game. The only league they don’t have box scores for is the Greece Basket League. However, you can get the box scores from their site directly.
  • Key injuries and educated guesses as to who will get more playing time and production.
  • Odds to win for each team.
  • Implied point totals for each team.
  • Opposing Position Ranks
  • Ownership Percentages in previous DraftKings Pull-Up Jumper GPP

I don’t rank any given criteria higher than the other. I look at it as a whole and then make my picks based on the entire picture. Each player is then given one of three categories. If they aren’t listed in any category that means I don’t recommend that player as a play for that given week.

Here are the categories:

Elite Plays – Elite plays are players who I expect to do very well on this slate. They are great plays to build your cash lineups as well is your GPP lineups and they are the pool of players that I start building all my teams around, attempting to fit as many of them into my lineups as possible.

Good Plays – Good plays are players who I believe will do well on the slate. However, I typically have some concern with them that prevents them from being an elite play. Maybe they have a solid floor but don’t have as high of a ceiling. Or maybe they have a high ceiling but not a solid floor. Maybe they might be playing hurt or playing in a bad matchup. This is the next tier that I go to when building my lineups. If the floor is solid I will play good plays in my cash lineup. However, if the floor is not solid, I will reserve these plays for GPPs only.

Fair Plays – Fair plays are players that I think have the potential to exceed their value, but they also have the potential to be a complete bust. I will NOT play a fair play in a cash lineup. They will only be played in a GPP lineup.

Finally, full disclosure, I currently only play GPP contests on DraftKings at this time. I don’t play cash games. However, what I do is I create one “cash game” type lineup. I then take that lineup and enter it in half of the entry spots for every GPP contest that I am playing on the slate. The other half of my lineups are individual lineups that I build as “GPP game” type lineups.

Here’s my chart illustrating odds to win, implied totals and opposing position ranks:

Here are the players that I like on today’s slate:

Anadolu Efes

Elite Plays

  • Vasilije Micic G $11,000
  • Bryant Dunston F $9,000

Good Plays

  • Rodrigue Beaubois G $10,200 (Elite GPP play, Fair Cash play)
  • Adrien Moerman F $9,900
  • Krunoslav Simon G $8,400
  • Brock Motum F $5,700

Fair Plays

  • Tibor Pleiss F $6,700
  • Dogus Balbay G $5,200

Real Madrid

Elite Plays

  • Facundo Campazzo G $10,400

Good Plays

  • Anthony Randolph F $9,700
  • Gustavo Ayon F $9,500
  • Rudy Fernandez F $9,100

Fair Plays

  • Walter Tavares F $8,500
  • Sergio Llull G $8,200
  • Jaycee Carroll G $7,000
  • Trey Thompkins F $6,300
  • Felipe Reyes F $4,900

Saski Baskonia

Elite Plays

  • None

Good Plays

  • Tornike Shengelia F $9,600
  • Vincent Poirier F $9,200
  • Matt Janning G $8,700
  • Jayson Granger G $8,100
  • Darrun Hilliard F $6,900

Fair Plays

  • Johannes Voigtmann F $5,800
  • Luca Vildoza G $5,600
  • Marcelinho Huertas G $5,400

CSKA Moscow

Will Clyburn is out this week with a knee injury giving a bump to the forwards. Sergio Rodriguez is back this week.

Elite Plays

  • Othello Hunter F $7,200

Good Plays

  • Nando de Colo G $10,500
  • Cory Higgins G $10,100
  • Sergio Rodriguez G $9,400
  • Alec Peters F $7,100
  • Joel Bolomboy F $5,500

Fair Plays

  • Kyle Hines F $6,400

Panathinaikos

Elite Plays

  • None

Good Plays

  • James Gist F $7,600
  • Deshaun Thomas F $7,400

Fair Plays

  • Nick Calathes G $10,700
  • Keith Langford G $8,000
  • Matt Lojeski F $6,200
  • Stephane Lasme F $6,100
  • Nikos Pappas G $5,000

Note – People keep playing Giannis brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Don’t play him. He’s not Giannis!

Fenerbahce Ulker

Elite Plays

  • None

Good Plays

  • Jan Vesely F $10,000
  • Kostas Sloukas G $9,300 (questionable, double check before using)
  • Joffrey Lauvergne F $7,800
  • Marko Guduric G $7,500 (questionable, double check before using)
  • Darrun Hilliard F $6,300
  • Ali Muhammed G $6,600 (Becomes elite play if both Sloukas and Guduric miss)

Fair Plays

  • Nicolo Melli F $7,700
  • Nikola Kalinic F $6,500
  • Erick Green G $4,200 (Becomes good play if both Sloukas and Guduric miss)

Good luck!

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