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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/20/16

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 a lot 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

DeMarcus Cousins (FanDuel Price: $11,200): Boogie's fantasy production has fallen a bit recently with the Sacramento Kings once again playing at a reduced pace, but he has still managed to top 50 FanDuel points nine times in his last 12 games. The Kings will be playing up in pace today against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers rank in the bottom 10 in both offensive and defensive rebound rate while allowing the league's sixth-most fantasy points per game to centers and the most to power forwards -- making this a great spot for Cousins.

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