NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 4/20/18
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 three-game slate.
Best of the Best
LeBron James ($12,500): LeBron has erupted for 57.0 and 70.9 FanDuel points over the first two games of the Cleveland Cavaliers' first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. He's seeing an increased workload for the postseason, but those massive numbers are similar to what we became accustomed to seeing from him late in the regular season. Over the final month of the season, he topped 60 FanDuel points eight times, averaging 58.6 per game, if we ignore a meaningless game to end the season in which he played only 10 minutes. He's averaging 42.0 minutes per game in this series (compared to 36.9 in the regular season) and that workload means big things for the King, who ranked fifth in the NBA with 1.47 FanDuel points per minute in the regular season. His unique combination of efficiency and minutes leaves him with a ceiling unmatched by anyone else on tonight's slate.
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