October 28th seems like it was years ago at this point. That was the first day of the NBA season. For those of you who might have forgotten, the Magic lost in New Orleans by 17 that night. The Spurs edged out the Mavs at home by just a point. And Houston stuck it to the Lakers in LA by 18. Anthony Davis had 22 points and 17 rebounds with a whopping 9 blocks en route to a 74.25 fantasy point game (which led all players). Nikola Vucevic, also in that game, had 23 rebounds with 15 points and 54.75 fantasy points. I guarantee you don’t remember that Omer Asik had 46.75 DK points that night either, or that Devin Harris had 29 fantasy points for the Mavs.
But here we are. The 2014-15 NBA season comes to a close after 170 days of excitement (less about a 1 week break for the All-Star game). In that time we’ve seen 243,120 points, 105,332 rebounds and 53,556 assists. And we’ve seen 508,152.5 total fantasy points scored across all players/teams. Now it’s time to look back at an incredible regular season that was:
Most Popular NBA Picks by State
Shown below is a map of the most popular NBA players taken by DraftKings users in each state. Most popular is defined by percentage owned in a given state minus the overall average percentage owned for that player
2014-15 NBA Dream Team
Below is the ‘Dream Team’ of the last NBA season, or the players who scored the most fantasy points at each position
Team Fantasy Points for 2014-15
Note: Updated before the last day of the regular season
Top Value of 2014-15 Season
On December 8th, 2014 Kelly Olynyk posted a 48.75 fantasy point game against the Washington Wizards. He was just $3K on DraftKings, giving him a whopping $61.35 dollar per point ratio. He achieved 16.25X value (fantasy points divided by [salary/1000]). Hopefully the state of New Hampshire, where he was the most popular play this year, had plenty of Olynyk that night!
Thanks to everyone who took part in NBA action on DraftKings this season and remember, you can still play throughout most of the NBA playoffs! Start getting ready for the $300K Playoff Showcase now!