NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 2/24/18
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
Russell Westbrook (FanDuel Price: $11,200) - Averaging 54.2 FanDuel points per night this season, Westbrook is the top fantasy option for Saturday's six-game main slate. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard won't even break the bank as he carries his lowest price tag ($11,200) in over a month, but he has just as tasty of a matchup as you could want. The Golden State Warriors-Thunder game carries a hefty over/under of 234.5 thanks in large part to the blistering pace at which the Dubs run -- the second-fastest pace in the NBA. While they have held their own against opposing point guards overall in 2017-18 (15th in FanDuel points allowed), the Warriors have been torched by Westbrook this season, giving up an average of 34.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 9.0 assists, and 59.9 FanDuel points to the reigning MVP across two games.
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