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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 10/24/17

DeMarcus Cousins has a monster usage rate so far this season, and he's turning it into big-time production. Who else should you target tonight in daily fantasy?

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

DeMarcus Cousins ($11,400): Boogie and Anthony Davis have both been posting dominant numbers in New Orleans this year, and while his fantasy production hasn't been quite as strong as Davis', Cousins has played a bigger role on offense and is also a fair bit cheaper tonight. Cousins has yet to post a usage rate below 32.5% in a game this season, leading the team with a 35.0% usage rate overall and averaging 28.3 points per game. He's also doing well with his peripheral stats, averaging 11.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.3 blocks and 1.0 steal in 35.7 minutes per game.

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