NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 3/31/18
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, which starts at 7:30 PM EST and contains three games.
Best of the Best
Kevin Durant (FanDuel Price: $10,900) - Thanks to injuries, Saturday's three-game slate is extremely limited on top-end options. Of all the available players, only KD has averaged more than 40.0 FanDuel points per game this season (47.1). He may carry a hefty price tag, but he could be well worth the extra dough as he will be in line for a busy night leading the Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors against the Sacramento Kings. Durant has seen plenty of action this season (852 minutes) without Curry, and he owns an astronomical usage rate (34.3%) in that time. It hasn't been empty possessions, either. KD has eclipsed 60 FanDuel points nine times this season, and seven of those came with Curry out of action. Saturday's matchup is a dream for the Dubs and KD as the Kings own the second-worst defensive rating (109.7) with opponents shooting over 47% from the field against them.
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