Underdog Fantasy has become wildly popular due to their massive Best Ball contests as well as their Pick ‘em games, but their daily snake drafts are another incredibly fun option for fantasy drafters. Their NBA drafts (or Battle Royale as they call it format) are incredibly simple, and they give you a shot at 4 or 5 figure winnings every single day.
All you have to do is draft 6 players from the games taking place that night in the NBA in a traditional snake draft against 5 other users. No positional requirements. No salary cap. Your team of 6 players competes against every other team of 6 drafted that day in that tournament for your share of the prize pool, which typically pays out approximately 20% of the field with 20-25% going to first place.
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Underdog offers a variety of options each day with single entry, double entry and multi entry contests available. Their player scoring is also incredibly simple:
Below are the additional details and rules provided by Underdog for their general Battle Royale contests, as well as their Daily NBA specific contests:
Let’s dive into the strategy for today’s contests. Much of the strategy for today is driven by the incredible Daily NBA Projections from the RotoGrinders team. If you’d like to subscribe to the full set of projections for every player and team, head to RotoGrinders NBA Premium , which includes fantasy point projections and daily fantasy ownership projections for sites like DraftKings, Fanduel, and Yahoo, as well as LineupHQ Optimizer access and much, much more.
Underdog Fantasy Daily NBA Battle Royale Contest Strategy for February 14th, 2022
What better way to spend your Valentine’s day that ignoring your significant other trying to take down the $10k top prize in Underdog’s NBA tournament? The elite options are relatively straightforward with Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo the clear 1 & 2 tonight. However, the next tier has gotten pretty darn strong as well, particularly with Zach Lavine set to miss more time. That makes DeMar Derozan and Nikola Vucevic extremely strong options, and the ever undervalued Dejounte Murray just keeps on trucking along with monster game after monster game.
Undervalued and Overvalued Players
Kyle Kuzma – Kuz is probably the most undervalued player as of this point in the day. Without Dinwiddie and Beal, Kuz really approaches elite level fantasy producer, but the projection hasn’t quite caught up to just how insanely productive he is for the Wizards.
Harrison Barnes – This is not a name that shows up here frequently, but we’ve seen a really strong role since the trade deadline for Barnes. The Kings are pushing to make the play-in tournament, and Barnes is starting at the 4 alongside newly acquired Domantas Sabonis. The matchup with the Nets should be an absolute track meet, and we’ve seen a 50+ point ceiling from Barnes in these types of games.
The Nets – The Nets are a bit tricky to project, but playing in that aforementioned track meet with the Kings definitely is going to create some undervalued players since they’re all free in drafts. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons all will be out tonight, which should give Patty Mills and Seth Curry all the usage they can handle. The only tricky thing here is the minutes uncertainty, but another player like Andre Drummond could be an absolute steal in the late rounds with his upside and the current lack of bodies for the Nets.
Injuries and Situations to Monitor
Zach Lavine – Mentioned it above, but Lavine is out again (and things are not looking great for him), which means Derozan and Vucevic carry a tremendous burden. Ayo Dosunmu also is a later round draft target without Lavine, and Coby White is probably the “sneakiest” play from the Bulls here.
Rudy Gobert – Analysis remains largely the same for Gobert today. He has been out for a while, and he’s questionable to return to action tonight. It was a calf injury, so it’s hard to assume he’ll jump right back into full minutes when he returns, but at his current cost he’s definitely worth taking some shots on, especially against the lowly Rockets.
Monte Morris – Morris has missed the last couple games and is questionable tonight. It forces Bones Hyland into more minutes, and although he hasn’t shown it, he has some upside to sprinkle into your last round picks. It’s also a boost to Will Barton.