NBA season preview

The 2019-20 NBA season is set to tip off this Wednesday at 11am AEDT and Australian daily fantasy sports players are looking forward to commence another big season of NBA DFS. In Australia, DFS players have access to the biggest US DFS site in DraftKings and the biggest Australian DFS site in Draftstars

We start with a two-game slate where the New Orleans Pelicans taking on the NBA Champions in the Toronto Raptors, then we have the battle of LA where the Clippers and the Lakers do battle in the second game. 

DraftKings have posted their featured contests which is highlighted by the massive $1 Million Opening Tip Off with $200,000 going to 1st place! Entry to this contest is $10USD. This is the biggest contest you will find on Wednesday with over 117,647 entries into this contest. The contest has a maximum of 150 entries so you will find many DFS pros maxing it out. The top 24,000 entries will be in the cash.

DraftKings contests

The beauty of DraftKings however, is that there are many huge contests at various buy-ins and entry caps. From the high roller “Thunderdome” through to the single entry $1 contests there are contests for all ability and bankrolls.

DraftKings contests

In addition to the featured tournaments there are also Head to Head, 50/50s and Multipliers that you would be familiar with on the Australian sites at various buy-ins and prize money.

If you are new to DraftKings, then make sure you take advantage of the Beginner contests on the platform. You will get to play against other new players so you can work on your strategy or just get a feel of the site at little risk. 

For us Australian players, most of you will be familiar with the Draftstars lobby, where Draftstars have posted an opening day contest of $30,000 for a $15 buy-in. The $2 mini’s and Single Entry contests are back for another massive season of NBA.

Draftstars contests 

Moneyball have also started the season with a bang, posting a huge $25,000 contest for a $15 buy-in. The winner will take home $2,500 and the top 456 will cash, so make sure you head on over there to get involved. They also have a $2 mini contest with over $2,000 up for grabs. The popular 425 Target is back for another season where for a $1 entry you can have a go at the jackpot. To win the jackpot you need to construct a lineup that achieves 425 fantasy points! 

If you aren't familiar with how to get involved with NBA DFS, we have our comprehensive guides for beginners through to intermediate players looking to sharpen their skills. 

  • Beginners can start with How to Play NBA Fantasy

  • Intermediate players can go to our Training Camp where we breakdown the 5 key skills of NBA DFS

  • Kansas provided a 10 part series on 'Bias'. Make sure you read this series as NBA DFS can be a real mental game over 160+ days of the season. 

Our FREE Data Tools are BACK for another season where you can really get into the data of ‘Player Scores’, ‘Usage’, ‘Player Out’ and our famous ‘Cheat Sheets’. These will be updated daily for each slate and once again are FREE to use. Our Cheat Sheet projections will be available in Week 2 of the season when we have some data from the new season.  

Cheat sheet NBA

There are also massive contests outside Daily Fantasy that you can get involved with.

Moneyball have challenged the community to win a $1,000,000 jackpot with the NBA Mayhem contest. For a shot at winning the jackpot, you need to predict the final standings in your chosen conference. Details of the contest are here:

Moneyball Jackpot

Over at SportChamps, the popular Season Long Win Only betting tournament is back and SportChamps have kicked off the season with a $7,500 pool for those who can outplay the opposition. $10 entry and only 3 re-buys so you will need to be shrewd in your play. 

Coming soon will be our FREE big preview on the opening day from DFR’s head NBA writer in Jesse Penfold, who will break down the two games and give our readers his thoughts for Daily Fantasy; a must read if you want to get an edge on your opponents. As always, if you need assistance or want to ask anything about NBA DFS, you can reach out on our Social channels on Twitter and Facebook.

DraftKings jackpot

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