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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 11/12/16

Kelly Olynyk looks like he will play a big role for the Boston Celtics, and he is priced at the minimum salary. Which other players are worth checking out for NBA DFS?

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

Kawhi Leonard ($8,500): As he has in each year of his career, Leonard has seen an increased role in the San Antonio Spurs' offense, and he has a big 32.7% usage rate in 32.9 minutes per game through his first nine contests. He's averaging 41.3 FanDuel points -- coming from 26.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.4 steals -- per game, and Leonard draws a great matchup against a Houston Rockets team that ranks 25th in defensive rating and has allowed top-10 fantasy production to opposing forwards.

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