NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 12/17/17
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 main slate, which starts at 6 p.m. EST and contains just two games.
Best of the Best
LeBron James (FanDuel Price: $12,500) - With only two games on Sunday's main slate, there's no better place to start than with the King. In three of his last four games, James has dropped a triple-double as he continues to be the be-all and end-all for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has scored at least 55 FanDuel points in six straight contests while averaging 28.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks for an average of 62.7 FD points in that span. Sunday's game versus the Washington Wizards has the Cavs sitting with a hefty implied point total of 107.25, meaning there will be plenty of fantasy points to go around. James will be in line to finish as the slate's top scorer, too, as the Wizards rank 21st against opposing small forwards.
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