NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 2/3/18
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
James Harden (FanDuel Price: $11,500) - Just two games ago, Harden dropped the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history, recording the second-highest FanDuel score (98.5 points) of all time. On Saturday, the MVP candidate and NBA's leading scorer faces one of the Association's worst defenses in the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James and company own the third-worst defensive rating for the season (109.2), and the Cavs' biggest flaw is perimeter defense. They have given up the most three-point tries in the league, with opponents connecting on 36.7% of them -- or 11.6 per game. It's weakness versus strength on Saturday as the Houston Rockets take and make the most threes of any team in the league. The only other time these two teams played this season, Harden was 6 for 14 from deep and went for 80.5 FanDuel points.
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