NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 10/30/16
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
Russell Westbrook ($13,000): Even with a salary this high, Westbrook is a tough fade right now when he's in a good matchup. He has played 41 minutes per game with an absurd 40% usage rate through the first two games of the season. For context, the league-high has tended to hover around 35% in recent years. Westbrook has averaged 41.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists -- good for a ridiculous 69.3 FanDuel points per game. Eventually, his salary may get high enough that you have to strongly consider fading him, but he draws an outstanding matchup today against a Los Angeles Lakers team that allowed the league's second-most fantasy points to opposing point guards last season. Westbrook should continue to dominate.
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