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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 1/24/19

Brandon Ingram stands to play a huge role tonight for the short-handed Lakers. Who else should you target on Thursday's 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

Russell Westbrook ($12,200): Westbrook has managed to make averaging a triple-double old news. He's averaging 21.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, a league-leading 10.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game on the year. Tonight, he's up against the Anthony Davis-less New Orleans Pelicans, and that's the perfect kind of matchup to rack up big numbers in all three of those areas. They allow top-10 marks in all of points, assists and steals per game, predictably leading to elite (top-six) fantasy production for opposing point guards. Westbrook's ceiling is absolutely unmatched on this slate.

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