NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 5/27/18
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 in our new Single Game Boost format for the Conference Finals.
For these contests, you'll fill out a five-man roster with a $60,000 salary cap. Those five players include an MVP, a Star, a Pro, and two utility players. The MVP will have his FanDuel points doubled. The Star will have his fantasy points multiplied by 1.5. The Pro gets a multiplier of 1.2. The two utility players will return the standard FanDuel points.
We'll also be coming at you with this primer every day, breaking down a few of the day's top plays.
Let's take a look at who you should target on today's one-game slate.
LeBron James (FanDuel Price: $20,000)
Throughout the 2018 postseason, no one has dominated DFS-wise more than LeBron. The Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar is averaging 61.3 FanDuel points per game, leading all players. His average of 57.1 FanDuel points in the Eastern Conference Finals is head and shoulders above his closest challenger, Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics at 33.7 FanDuel points per game.
In the series, James is averaging 33.3 real-world points thanks to his massive workload of 23.3 shot attempts and 39.9 minutes per game. He owns a huge 37.6% usage rate, which is bound to rise with Kevin Love being ruled out for Game 7. Love ranked second on the Cavs with a 24.0% usage rate during the playoffs.
It is also worth mentioning James owns a ridiculous average stat line in the 23 elimination games he has faced in his career, posting 34.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.4 assists. Expect another eye-popping performance from James on Sunday.
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