NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 6/3/18
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: $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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