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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 11/7/18

Dennis Schroder gets a huge boost in value with Russell Westbrook out against a terrible Cavs defense. Who else can you build your lineups around tonight?

If you're new to daily fantasy basketball -- maybe you started your DFS journey during the MLB or NFL seasons, or maybe basketball is your sport and this will be your first year giving it a shot -- you're in for a treat. The NBA scene changes hugely on a week-to-week, day-to-day, and -- depending on injury news -- even a minute-to-minute basis, making every slate a unique one that requires an ever-changing approach.

With so much changing so quickly, we're here with plenty of tools to help you out. We have daily projections, a matchup heat map, a lineup optimizer, and a ton of other great resources to help give you an edge.

We'll also be coming at you with this primer every day, breaking down a few of the day's top plays at each price point.

Let's take a look at who you should target on today's main slate.

Best of the Best

LeBron James ($11,200): With a previous season-low salary of $11,500 and a season-average of $11,870, this price tag should have LeBron catching your eye immediately. His price has dropped thanks to a down game against the Toronto Raptors, but that one also saw him play fewer than 30 minutes in a blowout. If we remove blowouts (and with a 5-point spread, tonight's game isn't likely to be one), the King is averaging 54.2 FanDuel points in 36.5 minutes per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves allow top-10 marks in FanDuel points per 48 minutes to both forward positions, and even without the depressed price-tag, LeBron would be an excellent play tonight. Getting him for cheap is just icing on the cake.

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