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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 11/12/18

Still awaiting the debut of Jimmy Butler, the 76ers' thin rotation offers some big value tonight. Which players should you look to on Monday's main 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

Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,300): In three games without Jimmy Butler this season, KAT has averaged 46.9 FanDuel points per game, compared to 40.6 per game when Butler plays. Looking at his splits in all minutes with and without Butler on the floor this year, Towns gets a boost from 1.10 to 1.55 FanDuel points per minute. With Butler out of the picture, Towns is poised to explode tonight against Brooklyn, a team that ranks 21st in rebound rate, 22nd in defensive rating and allows the 3rd-most fantasy points per 48 minutes to opponents at the center position. Towns has shown a huge ceiling recently, with at least 62 FanDuel points in three of his last seven outings, and this has all the makings of another ceiling spot.

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