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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 12/8/18

Damian Lillard offers a great floor and a sky-high ceiling in a home matchup with Minnesota. Which other players should be on your radar?

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, which starts at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Best of the Best

Damian Lillard ($10,600): Over his last 12-games, Lillard has scored more than 50 FanDuel points on six separate occasions with a high-water mark of 62.6 points. His usage rate in the last 12 games has been higher than 32.6% on 10 occasions, and he has scored more than 30 actual points four different times. He's got a big ceiling and a solid floor in a game against Jeff Teague's and Derrick Rose's defense, making Lillard a top play tonight.

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