NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 1/5/19
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 6:00 p.m. EST.
Best of the Best
Stephen Curry ($10,100): We have an electric game taking place on Saturday night between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings. The total is currently at 238.5 points with the Warriors having a 123.0-point implied team total while the Kings' implied total sits at 115.5 points. It's going to be a fast-paced affair with plenty of shots from deep. This is the third time these two teams have met, but Steph played in only the second matchup as the Warriors took down the Kings, 130-125, in Sacramento. In that game, Curry was cooking as he scored 35 real-world points and finished with a 28.3% usage rate over 36 minutes of court time, resulting in a massive 60.4 FanDuel points. Steph is a $3,000 discount off James Harden, who needs to pretty much hit his ceiling to pay off his price tag.
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