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.
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 March 8th, 2022
Fresh off one of the more chaotic slates in recent memory we have a 6 game Tuesday night slate. Typically the high end is pretty straight forward, but it is a bit more wide open tonight. You have Giannis Antentokounmpo that stands out given the matchup with the Thunder, but beyond him we have a herd of appealing options. On the opposite side of Giannis, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been outrageously good for the short-handed Thunder of late, and we know what superstars like Ja Morant, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can do in their roles for their teams right now.
Undervalued and Overvalued Players
Reggie Jackson – The Warriors matchup is not ideal, but RJax has taken over this Clippers team in recent weeks. He’s the usage leader for this team and playing monster minutes, but the market and UD projections haven’t caught up to the fantasy asset he is currently with a 30+% usage rate.
Evan Mobley – The rookie sensation had a tough stretch in recent weeks, possibly hitting the proverbial rookie wall, but with Jarrett Allen out with an injury, the upside is immense for Mobley. He dropped 50+ fantasy points last game with Allen getting hurt, while grabbing a whopping 17 rebounds and sporting a 26% usage rate. The juicy matchup with a bad Pacers team gives him an even bigger ceiling here.
Jonas Valanciunas – JoVal has been a great fantasy producer in New Orleans, but the addition of CJ McCollum and the return to health of Brandon Ingram has put a hamper on his ceiling. The offense just flows through the Pels two perimeter guys, and JoVal just isn’t seeing the same usage ceiling to give him the requisite upside for his current cost on Underdog.
Injuries and Situations to Monitor
Devin Booker – Booker is still safety protocols, so he is out again tonight. DeAndre Ayton showed his upside in their last game taking on some more usage without CP3 and Booker and draws a good matchup with the Magic, while Cam Payne has huge averaging 40+ fantasy points in the last two.
Jarrett Allen – Allen broke his finger in the Cavs last game, and Evan Mobley saw a huge boost with a dominant performance. Kevin Love also should see increased minutes which makes him appealing given his per minute production, and Lauri Markkanen also saw 38 minutes without Allen and put up 40 fantasy points.
Jalen Suggs – Suggs has started to emerge late in his rookie year, but he is questionable tonight after missing the last game. Without him, we saw Cole Anthony step back more into the higher usage and ball handling role we saw of him early in the season. He has sneaky upside for a cheap cost tonight.