NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 3/29/19
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
Damian Lillard (FanDuel Price: $10,900) - It should be Dame Time tonight for Lillard against the Atlanta Hawks. The Portland Trail Blazers' implied total of 118.75 points is third-highest on the slate. That's paired with a thin three-point spread, too. That helps mitigate some blowout concerns here, and we project Lillard for 37.2 minutes, second-most on the slate. A blowout led to a disappointing game for Lillard against the Chicago Bulls two nights ago (28 minutes and 11 points), which we can overlook given the expected game script tonight. The Blazers run the 22nd-fastest offensive pace in the Association in 2019, per Inpredictable, and the Hawks are 11th. All signs are pointing up for Lillard tonight.
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