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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 12/6/17

Without Stephen Curry in the lineup, how can we target the Warriors tonight in NBA DFS?

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

Kevin Durant (FanDuel Price: $10,000) - Durant, Klay Thompson ($6,900), and Draymond Green ($8,200) all get expected usage boosts while the Golden State Warriors play without Stephen Curry. Durant's price just makes him a really difficult fade tonight, even on a 10-game slate. With Curry off the floor, per RotoGrinders' CourtIQ, Durant has a 33.2% usage rate and averages 1.33 FanDuel points per minute. Thompson's marks are 29.2% and 0.91. Green doesn't get a huge usage bump (17.4%) but does produce a FanDuel point per minute without Steph on the court.

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