NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/9/19
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
Anthony Davis ($12,500): Once again, Davis is only the second-most expensive player on the slate, behind James Harden ($12,600). This is despite the fact that on Monday, when Harden was also price above Davis, Harden notched 59.0 FanDuel points while Davis went off for 69.1 against Memphis. Both guys are on hot streaks, abut the 66.3 FanDuel points per game Davis is averaging during his (12 games) still edges out Harden's 64.8 per game (13 games). There's definitely some blowout risk for Davis tonight, as the New Orleans Pelicans are favored by 14 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers and their 30th-ranked defensive rating, but they still have the slate's highest implied total (118.25), and Davis' dominant numbers mean that a potential blowout would likely come thanks to a dominant performance from him. He's a top play in all formats.
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