The Importance of Knowing Site Scoring

One of the most overlooked components of daily fantasy basketball strategy is ascertaining the knowledge of each daily fantasy basketball site’s scoring interfaces. Not all sites are the same and some platforms emphasize certain statistics more than others.

We will break down the two leaders in daily fantasy sports, Fanduel and DraftKings and analyze how the differences in scoring can affect your strategy.

FanDuel

  • 3 point field-goal - 3
  • 2 point field-goal - 2
  • Steals - 2
  • Turnovers -1
  • Blocks -2
  • Assists -1
  • Rebounds – 1.2
FanDuel features a simple and easy scoring system

There are no negatives for any missed shots but at the same token there are no milestone bonuses if a player were to foster a double-double or triple-double. Additionally, turnovers are treated as just a one point reduction.

FanDuel emphasizes raw scoring more so than overall productivity. For players that are picking up personnel in low-scoring affairs, this can be a hindrance. More often than not, players like James Harden hold the best performance portfolios because he has one job often, score. However, players that score big numbers often cost a lot.

The good news is FanDuel’s pricing algorithm is the slowest adjusting of any major daily fantasy site. Therefore, when a player is riding a hot-streak as a low-cost flier, take full advantage as you will likely have the most amount of time to do so on FanDuel.

DraftKings

  • 3 point field-goal – 3.5
  • 2 point field-goal – 2
  • Steals - 2
  • Turnovers -.5
  • Blocks -2
  • Assists -1.5
  • Rebounds – 1.25
  • Double-Double – 1.5
  • Triple-Double - 3
Like FanDuel, there are no negatives for any missed shots on DraftKings

Contrarily, there are a few milestone bonuses a player can generate if said player were to cultivate a double-double or triple-double. Additionally, turnovers are treated as just a half of a point reduction.

Unlike FanDuel, DraftKings emphasizes overall productivity first as the scoring is generous to players who dominate in multiple aspects of the game. For players that are picking up personnel in those low-scoring affairs, this can be a great aid as a player with 10 rebounds and 10 points gets a bonus.

Players like Anthony Davis or Russell Westbrook hold the best performance portfolios because they have diverse skill sets and can generate points in a multitude of fashions.

Unlike FanDuel, DraftKing’s pricing algorithm moves fairly quickly. Therefore it is tough to double-down on a low-cost flier that had a big night the day before.

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