NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/8/16
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
Damian Lillard (FanDuel Price: $9,800): Lillard's volume has been huge to start the year. He's averaging a shade over 36 minutes per game, owns a 33.5% usage rate and is attempting 20.1 field goal attempts per game -- the fourth-most in the NBA. Tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns has the highest over/under on the slate, and both the Suns and Portland Trail Blazers are up-tempo teams, which should mean plenty of possessions and scoring opportunities. Lillard ranks 6th in the NBA with 45.3 FanDuel points per game, and his huge volume give him both a solid floor and big ceiling in tonight's fantasy-friendly matchup.
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