NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 11/27/18
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.
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
LeBron James ($11,200): On a short, five-game slate, we can overlook the fact that LeBron's matchup against the Denver Nuggets (5th in defensive rating, 26th in pace) is a shaky one. The King's 51.4 FanDuel points per game are the most of anyone on the slate (by almost 4 per game) as well as the fifth-most in the NBA. His recent work has been especially impressive, averaging 55 per game over his last six while topping 70 twice in that stretch. Tough matchup or not, he's the only player we project to top 50 FanDuel points tonight, and in terms of floor and ceiling, he's worth paying up for.
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