NBA premium

NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/13/18

Kevin Durant has a massive ceiling with Steph Curry out and a dreamy matchup against the Hawks.

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

Kevin Durant ($11,800): The blowout risk in Golden State (as 12.5-point favorites) is worth taking on here. We've got only a three-game slate on tap, and the Atlanta Hawks' combination of top-ranked pace, 23rd-ranked defensive rating and 28th-ranked rebound rate make them an incredible fantasy matchup. KD has 57.5 and 66.2 FanDuel points in his last two games with Stephen Curry on the shelf (after averaging 49.9 in 25 such games last year), and with Curry still out tonight, Durant should have no issues taking advantage of this matchup.

To read all premium content, upgrade to a Premium account with numberFire

If you're not a Premium subscriber, it takes just a few seconds to sign up. You'll get access to all of our insider information, game projections, handicapping advice, DFS tools, advanced statistics, and more.

Log In Go Premium