NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/8/18
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 two-game slate.
Best of the Best
Anthony Davis ($12,800): Davis has averaged the most FanDuel points per game among players in action tonight, looking both at just this round (56.4 per game) and the playoffs as a whole (58.2). His production can be a bit volatile, but he has already topped 60 fantasy points twice in four games against the Golden State Warriors. He also surpassed the 65-fantasy-point twice in his three regular season meetings with the Dubs. AD has played at least 39.9 minutes in each of his last three games, and after averaging a league-best 1.51 fantasy points per minute in the regular season, that massive workload leaves him with both a high floor and huge ceiling. It's no surprise that our models project Davis for the day's top fantasy score.
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