NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 10/30/17
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
Anthony Davis (FanDuel Price: $11,700): In the four full games that Davis has played alongside DeMarcus Cousins this year, AD holds the edge in minutes per game (39.0 to 34.8) and rebound rate (29.1% to 25.2%). Despite Cousins' 34.5% to 28.8% edge in usage rate, Davis' superior minutes and rebounding have him scoring 62.5 FanDuel points per game, compared to 59.5 for Boogie. The New Orleans Pelicans' frontcourt is one to target tonight as they play the Orlando Magic, who are allowing the NBA's most made field goals per game within five feet of the basket while ranking 25th in rebound rate. With the lower price tag to go with his edge in fantasy production, Brow is the Pelicans' top fantasy big in this one.
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