NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/10/18
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
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($12,300): Giannis continues to post dominant fantasy numbers as he has fewer than 49.6 FanDuel points in only 1 of his last 15 games. In that stretch, he has averaged 57.5 FanDuel points per game (bringing his season-average to a second-ranked 55.4), even though his 35.1 minutes per game in that stretch are fewer than he has averaged in a season since his sophomore campaign in 2014-15. His eight games with at least 60 FanDuel points are also the second-most in the NBA, and he has a good shot at hitting that mark again tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who own the league's worst defensive rating.
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