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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 12/18/18

Tonight's matchup between the Hawks and Wizards offers no shortage of fantasy appeal. Where else should you look on this four-game slate?

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 ($11,500): Our top-projected player on today's four-game slate, LeBron's also the only player on the slate averaging at least 50 FanDuel points per game for the year (50.2, with the next-best being only 44.9 per game). Even though his minutes are down from what we've seen the past couple of seasons, he's averaging the second-most FanDuel points per minute of his career, and that efficiency has kept his fantasy floor as high as ever. When his minutes are up, he's also got some great upside, with 57.8, 66.1, 61.0 and 61.3 FanDuel points in the past four games among his last 10 in which he played at least 37 minutes. Tonight he draws a Brooklyn Nets squad that ranks 22nd in defensive rating and 19th in rebound rate, and the King should continue to roll.

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