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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 1/28/17

Kenneth Faried could be in for an expanded role with Nikola Jokic sidelined. Which other players are in good spots 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

Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,700): Towns has played a ridiculous amount lately, averaging 39.0 minutes per game over his last 10 games, with 40-plus minutes in three of his last five. He has turned that volume into 50-plus FanDuel points in six of his last nine games, averaging 27.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.1 steals in that span. He brings those big numbers into a great matchup tonight as the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn ranks among the bottom five in defensive rating and rebound rate while allowing the league's most fantasy points per game to opposing centers.

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