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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 10/17/18

Injury woes have already hit Miami, making Tyler Johnson a terrific value play on our first full daily fantasy NBA slate.

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.

Best of the Best

Anthony Davis ($12,400): With DeMarcus Cousins no longer in New Orleans, we could see Anthony Davis put up historically great numbers this year. In 33 contests sans Boogie last year, Davis averaged an absurd 60.8 FanDuel points per game. That's more than any player has averaged in a season since FanDuel's inception. He was absurdly consistent (50-plus FanDuel points in 26 of those 33 games) and offered unmatched upside (90-plus FanDuel points three times). Opening the season against Houston in a game with a slate-high 229.5-point over/under, don't be surprised to see the Brow pick up where he left off.

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