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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 6/3/18

Steph Curry has been rolling lately and could be in line for an increased workload in Game 2. Who else are we looking at for NBA DFS on Sunday?

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: $22,000)

James has been the King of DFS -- and the NBA -- this postseason, averaging 62.1 FanDuel points per game in the playoffs. He didn't slow down in Game 1 as the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar posted a fat stat line of 51 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists for 73.6 FanDuel points, his fifth game of at least 70 FanDuel points in these playoffs. In the series opener, his usage rate was a hefty 39.0%, and it’s possible we see that rate rise as James as does all he can to avoid a 2-0 hole. The NBA leader in minutes played, shots taken, and points scored this postseason, LeBron is the no-brainer choice for your MVP spot on Sunday.

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