NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 2/10/18
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
Giannis Antetokounmpo (FanDuel Price: $11,500) - Of all the options on Saturday's main slate, Antetokounmpo is the only player averaging more than 50 FanDuel points (52.5) per game. He is also the highest-projected player of the day, per our models, and the only one expected to eclipse 50 points (53.3). In his last 10 games, the Milwaukee Bucks' All-Star has surpassed the 50-fantasy-point mark seven times and the 60-point threshold in three games. Facing the defensively-deficient Orlando Magic, bottom-four in defensive rating and points allowed, the only thing holding Antetokounmpo back from a monster night could be himself. He played 40 minutes on Friday and could see slightly reduced floor time if the game gets out of hand. The Bucks are favored by 5.5 points.
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