NBA premium

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 11/16/17

On a two-game slate, can you roster James Harden as a huge favorite against the Suns?

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

James Harden (FanDuel Price: $12,500) - Yes, Chris Paul is returning to action but is expected to be on a 20-minute limit in this game against the Phoenix Suns. Harden is pricey, and there's blowout risk, as the Houston Rockets are 12.5-point favorites, but no player has a higher ceiling than Harden, and forgoing that on your rosters is scary on a two-game slate. We project Harden for 54.4 FanDuel points, making him one of just two players with a projection north of 40.

To read all premium content, upgrade to a Premium account with numberFire

If you're not a Premium subscriber, it takes just a few seconds to sign up. You'll get access to all of our insider information, game projections, handicapping advice, DFS tools, advanced statistics, and more.

Log In Go Premium