Compete to Win a Trip to the NBA Finals from FanDuel
It’s playoff time in the NBA and FanDuel recently announced a new contest with a top prize that is every basketball fan’s dream, a trip to the 2016 NBA Finals. This event is brought to you by the NBA, Bud Light and FanDuel… Here is everything you need to know about this FanDuel promotion:
Essentially this even is just a two-round tournament. The first round includes 30 free, yes FREE, qualifiers. Win the qualifier and you qualify for the live final, with second and third place winning $50-$75 in NBA Store Credits. Full prize details can be found in the graphic below, with the 1-280 finishers winning some sort of prize. These qualifiers will run daily, so make sure you carve out time each day to build a lineup and throw your hat into this playoff event.
Winners from the 30 qualifier events will advance to a Live Fantasy Final in Miami, Florida. At the finals you will compete with the other 29 qualifiers in a single tournament, with the winner taking home NBA Finals tickets. This includes two plane tickets, round trip with plane tickets, and a double occupancy hotel stay.
It’s worth noting the terms of this contest, as they do vary slightly from the typical FanDuel contest. The gist of the eligibility rules for the NBA Fantasy Finals is that you must be 21 or older, a US citizen, but not a US citizen from a state where you are not allowed to play. If you are in one of the outlawed states, take some time out to write a lawmaker and let them know why daily fantasy sports is and should remain legal.
How to Approach The Qualifiers
The qualifiers for this event are going to extremely competitive and should be approached like any other GPP. You will want to make the best plays possible, while taking calculated risks on players who should have low ownership but have high upside.
As usual, you will want to keep an eye on Vegas totals and try to focus on teams playing uptempo games. The playoffs tend to be considerably more physical than regular season NBA contests, and as a result the game is played more in half-court and totals tend to be lower. That being said, matchups like Golden State and Houston will still be high scoring because neither team is overly physical or interested in playing a half-court game.
Outside of that, I would recommend thinking outside of the box… These are small slates with a large number of entries, so if you are going to win it will be because you took a chance on a combination of players that 99.99% of your peers didn’t. You have 30 shots, so try out a few different strategies, but then pick a strategy and focus on your projections and finding value. For more NBA strategy talk, check out our official NBA strategy guide which we regularly update with our latest tools.