NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 1/22/18
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
DeMarcus Cousins ($11,500): The Chicago Bulls' weaknesses line up very well with Boogie's strengths. Chicago ranks 24th in defensive rating and allows the league's third-most rebounds per game to opponents, while Cousins is averaging 25.2 points and 12.6 boards per game. The two placers where the Bulls struggled the most defensively, allowing top-10 field goal percentages in the restricted area and on three-pointers shot above the break, are particularly good spots for Cousins. Of his 18.1 field goal attempts per game this season, 7.8 have come from the restricted area and 5.8 on above-the-break triples. Cousins has been rolling with 54.4 FanDuel points per game over his last five, and the Bulls don't stand much of a chance of slowing him down here.
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