NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Saturday 2/2/19
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.
Best of the Best
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,700): With a dope matchup against the Washington Wizards, Giannis comes in as the main slate's top point-per-dollar option among those priced at $10,000 or above, according our models. James Harden ($13,500) is projected for a slate-high 61.8 FanDuel points -- or 4.58 per $1,000 -- while Antetokounmpo comes in with a projection of 56.6 FanDuel points, which comes out to 4.83 per $1,000. Washington sits 24th in defensive rating and is giving up the ninth-most fantasy points per game to small forwards over their past 15 games. Giannis hasn't gone below 46 FanDuel points over his last 10 outings and pairs a nice floor with massive upside.
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