NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/19/17
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
Giannis Antetokounmpo (FanDuel Price: $12,000): Nobody in the league has posted more games with at least 50 FanDuel points more than the Greek Freak, who has done so in 21 of his 27 games. That consistency isn't much of a surprise, either, as he's combining his usual well-rounded production (33.0% usage, 22.6% assist, 16.5% rebound, 3.6% block and 2.5% steal rates) with league-leading playing time, averaging 37.9 minutes per game. His 56.4 FanDuel points per game are also good for tops in the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers sit in the bottom 10 in defensive rating this season, ranking no better than 20th against any of point guards, shooting guards, small forwards or power forwards from a fantasy standpoint. Long story short -- Giannis should keep rolling in this one.
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