DFS NBA Projections Offered at RotoQL – Buyer’s Guide

Posted on March 29, 2016

Here at RotoQL, we strive to offer you the best information possible to provide you with the greatest chance at succeeding in Daily Fantasy Sports. That is why we have partnered with several of the top DFS NBA player projection sites in order to help you achieve this goal. While all three websites calculate their projections differently, they are all premier providers of DFS player projections, and they can all help you win.

The DFS Guru

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Stephen Lux, currently the world’s #384 DFS player (according to RotoGrinders), founded The DFS Guru in 2012. The DFS Guru derives its projections through traditional methods. It focuses mainly on the player itself, and his matchup with the team he is facing that day.

What sets The DFS Guru apart from other sites is its live, up-to-date DFS NBA projections. The site sets its projections every morning. However throughout the day, as any new or relevant information becomes available, the projections are automatically updated. The DFS Guru updates its projections within 15 minutes of any injuries or breaking news. All aspects of the projections are accounted for when injuries and other news occurs. Each instance has a tailored approach, which factors into the projection. The DFS Guru player projections are available exclusively through RotoQL.


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Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings wants to help you set optimal, winning lineups quickly and accurately. DFSR’s NBA projections are calculated based on this season’s performance (weighted heavily towards recent performance/minutes), the team the player is facing, how that team perform’s against each player’s position, and a player’s current playing situation (updated based on injuries, starting lineup changes, etc.).

DFSR updates its projections every morning at 9:30AM, and tries its best to keep the projections updated throughout the day based on injuries and breaking news. DFSR attempts to dig deeper than other daily fantasy sports sites to provide its users with the most accurate projections possible.


Prediction Machine Fantasy Projections with RotoQL



PredictionMachine.com (PM), founded in 2010, strives to be the most accurate and trusted source for predicting sports outcomes, both straight-up and against-the-spread. PM has a very distinct way of making its predictions. Before a game is actually played, PM’s Predictalator plays the game 50,000 times. From those 50,000 outcomes, the Predictalator can provide average scores, along with individual statistics, as well as the probability of either team winning (again, both straight-up or against-the-spread). The reason PM uses this method is because it accounts for essentially every possible interaction between players, coaches, refs, fans, and more, all of which could lead to different game outcomes.

Prediction Machine’s DFS NBA projections update within the hour of any injury or breaking news. If an injury does occur, playing time is redistributed based on updated expectations. As PM’s website puts it, “Everything in sports comes back to the numbers. Don’t fight the numbers. Trust the numbers.”


Both free and premium users of RotoQL can subscribe to our NBA lineup projections on a monthly basis and use them inside RotoQL. 

Want to learn more on how to use a DFS NBA lineup optimizer to build lineups? Check out our RotoQL University DFS videos with Saahil Sud fka Maxdalury.