NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 10/23/17
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 ton of other great resources to help give you an edge.
We'll also be coming at you with this 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
Giannis Antetokounmpo (FanDuel Price: $12,200): Giannis has yet to post fewer than 60 FanDuel points in a game this season. He's also playing a huge 38.3 minutes per game with a league-high 35.8% usage rate, and he's doing it with a career-high mark in FanDuel points per minute (1.7). That clip may not be sustainable, but the 22-year-old has improved in that category every year, most recently posting 1.4 FD points per minute last year. The Charlotte Hornets are still playing without Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, two of their best bets to slow down Giannis. Malcolm Brogdon has also been listed as out tonight, meaning we could see an increase in point-Giannis. Add it all up and you get our top-projected fantasy option.
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