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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 1/3/17

Chris Paul's splits without James Harden make him a plug-and-play option in DFS tonight. Who else should your roster?

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.

Here, we'll put all of that together and take a look at who you should target on today's slate.

Best of the Best

Chris Paul (FanDuel Price: $9,900) - With James Harden out for multiple weeks, Paul should be a DFS staple. Per NBAWowy, Paul has a 31.7% usage rate and a whopping 1.80 FanDuel points per minute average over 375 possessions without Harden on the court. Against the Orlando Magic, the best fantasy matchup for point guards, Paul should be a core play for us tonight. While we're here, Eric Gordon ($6,600) will start in the place of Harden and is projected for 31.8 FanDuel points.

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