Quote of the day
"I think this is a players' league and I don't care if you're Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich or whoever. Your best player has to allow you to coach him. Right now Kobe Bryant allows me to coach him. And I don't have any problem saying that. It makes it easier for me to coach this team." -- Lakers head coach Mike Brown.
Yesterday, I added Daily Joust data to the sortable stats. Daily Joust was launched last spring, and I produced baseball and football statistical coverage for it as well.
For hoops, their point formula is exactly the same as that for FanDuel, and the roster configuration is also identical – although many players have eligibility at two positions, whereas FanDuel only offers each player at a single position. This potentially allows for greater roster differentiation at Daily Joust. Daily Joust also offers a solo contest format, where your success is based on your ability to exceed a specific team score, rather than beating another opponent. Some players like this, as it takes the luck of an unfortunate matchup out of the equation. Of course, that can cut both ways. But I did play a solo contest last night and prevailed, scoring 242 in a contest with a 225 threshold (winning $9 on a $5 entry fee).
If you are interested and have not tried Daily Joust before, please sign up using this Daily Joust link, or else enter “rotoguru” in the referrer field. They offer free contests to help you gain familiarity with the site, and if you do decide to deposit funds in your account, DJ currently allocates a bonus equal to 40% of your initial deposit, which can be pretty powerful in offsetting the implicit “rake” in these contests, which is typically around 10%.