Stacking has become synonymous with tournament lineup construction in DFS, but many unanswered questions remain as far as stacking in NBA DFS is concerned. I’m going to use a similar methodology from my popular NFL stacking article to find out the best way to approach stacking in the NBA so you can become truly ELITE at NBA stacking on FanDuel.
I’ll answer these four questions:
- What is the optimal amount of players to stack?
- Which players should you stack?
- Is it viable to stack players on the opposing teams?
- Under what type of game circumstances should we create stacks?
Leveraging adjusted pace & efficiency in the NBA’s second half & playoffs
With the All Star break behind us, it’s a great time to reflect on how the NBA season has developed and determine ways we can leverage that data in the remainder of our DFS slates. One way that we can view the season is through the lens of Adjusted Pace & Efficiency.
Primarily, DFS players will look only at the offensive side of the ball, studying how teams and players have performed with the ball in their hands. This is fine analysis, but oftentimes it doesn’t offer gamers enough differentiation from the crowd. We can counteract this “group-think” by analyzing how defenses perform in specific situations. This may lead us toward players that might appear pedestrian in most offensive situations, or away from players that are offensive juggernauts on a near-nightly basis. Now that every team has played roughly 60 games, we have enough data points for varying game scenarios that we can predict with some confidence what pace and efficiency a defense will allow.
I’ve had some requests to write an article with some pointers for what are the biggest tournaments of a lot of people’s lives. Even if you haven’t qualified for a live final yet, maybe you’ll find this interesting or can take something away from it that will help your game.
Here are some tips:
Prepping For The Final
The week leading up to the final, or sometimes earlier, I’ll start to really focus on setting only the number of lineups that I’ll have in the live final and shifting most or all of my play to the site that is hosting the final. I think this is one thing I do that most people don’t, which makes me much more comfortable when building my Championship lineups. Not only that, but try to get in contests the size of the one you’re playing in