NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/10/19
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
Russell Westbrook ($12,100): The top-projected player on the slate, per our models, Westbrook is averaging 55.0 FanDuel points over his last 15 contests on 20.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 10.4 assists and 3.1 steals in 36.4 minutes per game. In that time, he has as many games with at least 68 FanDuel points as he does with fewer than 50 (two each). The San Antonio Spurs' low pace might make them look like a shaky matchup on the surface, but they're in the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy efficiency allowed to point guards
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