NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 12/17/18
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 ($11,800): This is the lowest Giannis has been priced since November 23, and he's had an average salary of $12,322 since then. This drop in price comes despite the fact that he went off for 74.8 FanDuel points in his last game, marking his fourth time with at least 70 in his last 11 games. Only two other players have more than even two games with at least 70 FanDuel points on the entire season. A matchup with the Detroit Pistons isn't an ideal spot, but the drop in salary makes Giannis a terrific play tonight anyway, and our models project him as Monday's top fantasy scorer.
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