NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 1/21/17
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
DeMarcus Cousins (FanDuel Price: $10,600): Cousins is coming off of a disappointing matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he has put together some nice fantasy performances recently, averaging 48.4 FanDuel points per game over his last 15. Cousins had a 35.6% usage rate with Gay on the floor this season, and he sees a nearly 5% jump -- up to 40.0% -- with Rudy Gay off the floor. With Gay sidelined by a torn Achilles, Cousins gets a big bump to his fantasy value, and that hasn't been reflected in his salary yet.
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