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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/20/17

Chris Paul has been unstoppable lately and faces the Lakers' generous backcourt defense. Who else should you roster 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 slate.

Best of the Best

Chris Paul (FanDuel Price: $10,200) and James Harden ($11,100) - Paul has actually outscored Harden over the past five games in terms of FanDuel points per game. Paul has averaged 52.5 fantasy points per contest in this split, compared to 50.0 for Harden, and CP3 is also up to a 26.7% usage over the past five, compared to 22.8% on the full season. Blowouts are always in the cards with the Houston Rockets, but Paul played the entire fourth quarter last time out, a 120-99 win. They face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, one of the best point guard matchups possible. Both are easy to justify.

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