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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/20/18

Injuries leave the Heat thin in the backcourt tonight, making Josh Richardson a top DFS play.

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

Kawhi Leonard ($10,000): Our models have a big gap between Kawhi and everyone else tonight. His projected 46.1 FanDuel points are 4.1 higher than any other player, which is bigger than the gap between the second- and sixth-highest projected players. His 44.1 FanDuel points per game are the most for any player on the slate, and he's coming off a season-best 62 fantasy points in his last outing, so that gap doesn't come as a big surprise. He brings those solid fantasy numbers into a plus matchup tonight as well, taking on an Orlando Magic team that ranks 19th in defensive rating and only 23rd in total rebound rate on the year.

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