NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 1/27/18
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.
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.
Best of the Best
Victor Oladipo ($9,900) - A first-time All-Star, Oladipo is in the midst of a breakout season for the Indiana Pacers. He is averaging a career-high real-world 24.1 points per game while shooting 48.1% from the floor and 40.1% from three. His prolific scoring has the former Orlando Magic guard serving as a top DFS option nearly every night as he has dropped 50-plus FanDuel points nine times this season. He's gone for at least 50 fantasy points both times he has faced his old club, and he'll see the Magic again tonight. In the two games he has played versus Orlando this season, Dipo has averaged 63.5 FanDuel points. Revenge game narrative aside, Orlando's struggles against shooting guards -- they are allowing the sixth-most FanDuel points allowed to the position -- and their bottom-four defensive rating has Oladipo in line for another big night.
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