NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 10/25/16
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 handful of other awesome tools to help give you an edge.
We'll also be coming at you with a 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
LeBron James ($9,600): LeBron is our highest-projected fantasy scorer of the day, and it's easy to see why. The New York Knicks ranked 22nd in defensive rating last season while LeBron's 45.1 FanDuel points per game ranked 6th in the league. His 31.4% usage rate ranked eighth among players that saw at least 15 minutes per game, and he is also a threat to do some damage on the glass tonight, sporting a career 17.7% defensive rebound rate while the Knicks ranked only 18th in offensive rebound rate last season.
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