Turn $5 Into $1500: 1-Day NBA Fantasy

by January 23, 2014

This Friday, DraftStreet.com will be giving fantasy owners a chance to win $10,000 in a 1-day fantasy basketball league. While the top 100 finishers will all get a piece of the $10,000 in prize money, only first place will be taking down the massive $1,500 grand prize.

How it works:

DraftStreet’s NBA fantasy leagues are one-day contests. The goal is to draft 3 Guards, 3 Forwards, 1 Utility player, and 1 Center while remaining under the $100,000 salary cap. The 100 teams that accumulate the most points in Friday night’s games take home a share of the $10,000. Player salaries are based on past performances and projected fantasy points, so you won’t be able to stack your team with eight all-stars. Spend your money wisely. 

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Here are some top options for Friday’s games:

Carmelo Anthony (Knicks – F) $18,781
While the Knicks have been tragically inconsistent and Melo’s ability to lead a team has come into question, his production has remained pretty even-keel. He is averaging over 26 ppg and should be able to hit 30 against the Bobcats.

Kevin Love (Timberwolves – F) $$22,313
While Kevin Love might be an expensive proposition, he has proved to be worth the price time and time again averaging 25 points and 13 rebounds. He’s put up 34 double-doubles this season already, and he’ll be looking to add to that total Friday night against the Warriors.

Paul George (Pacers – F) $17,623
Paul George just continues to get better as the Pacers start to solidify their status as one of the NBA’s top contenders this season. He should have no problem picking apart the Kings’ defense and finding himself a high-scoring and assist-filled game.

James Harden (Rockets – G) $18,781
Harden has really capitalized on his opportunity in Houston and made a name for himself as one of the most valuable guards in the NBA. With a very solid average of just under 25 ppg, Harden has mixed in some truly impressive performances throughout the season. He’s poised for another big game against the struggling Grizzlies on Friday.

Kevin Durant (Thunder – F) $24,001
Well, he’s the most expensive player in the NBA for a reason. As the Thunder face off against the abysmal Celtics, Durant should be able to extend his stranglehold on the scoring title and pick apart the porous Boston defense. If you can afford him, take him.

**Update** Get up to $200 free on your first deposit—deposit $20 and get $20 free.

There are 13 NBA games this Friday, so you will have 26 teams to choose your players from:

-Lakers vs. Magic                -Raptors vs. 76ers

-Bobcats vs. Knicks              -Thunder vs. Celtics

-Mavericks vs. Nets              -Spurs vs. Hawks

-Pelicans vs. Pistons           -Bucks vs. Cavaliers

-Clippers vs. Bulls                -Grizzlies vs. Rockies

-Wizards vs. Suns                -Pacers vs. Kings

-Timberwolves vs. Warriors