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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 4/22/18

LeBron James is averaging 42.0 minutes per game with a 33.8% usage rate in the playoffs. Which other players are in a good spot today?

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 3:30 p.m. EST and contains three games.

Best of the Best

LeBron James (FanDuel Price: $12,200) - The Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have faced off seven times this season, and while the Cavs have won only two times, you can't fault James. LeBron is averaging 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks for 59.7 FanDuel points per game against the Pacers during the regular and postseason. After a disappointing Game 3 performance by Cleveland, you can expect James to take his game up another notch -- if possible -- as the Cavs try to even the series. With James playing 42.0 minutes with a 33.8% usage rate in the first three games, you can trust your money will be well spent if you roll with the King on Sunday.

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