NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 4/29/18
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 1 p.m. EST and contains two games.
Best of the Best
LeBron James (FanDuel Price: $12,500) - Not counting the Game 6 blowout on Friday, a contest in which James played just 31.2 minutes, the King has been a fantasy beast against the Indiana Pacers this season, averaging 61.1 FanDuel points in nine games. In the first five games of the playoffs, he averaged 42.7 minutes and a 34.1% usage rate. LeBron has never been eliminated in the first round, but with that a possibility today, he will likely see 40-plus minutes again for Cleveland. He is scoring 1.5 FanDuel points per minute in the 2018 postseason, so we should expect another monster game from James, making him hard to pass on in a two-game slate.
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