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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/2/17

Who is in play on a small two-game slate on FanDuel tonight?

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

Damian Lillard (FanDuel Price: $9,800) - Two-game slates are almost entirely game theory, so positional scarcity matters. There are value point guards (we'll get to them), but Lillard has the highest ceiling among all point guards in action tonight at 54.05 FanDuel points. Yes, Stephen Curry is on this slate, but Lillard draws rookie Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers give up the attempts at the rim at the 29th-highest clip in the league, which is where 31% of Lillard's attempts come. Lillard's scoring upside makes him hard to fade in favor of the value plays tonight.

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