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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 2/13/19

Settling in to his new home in Memphis, Jonas Valanciunas offers some big value against the Bulls. Who else should you target on tonight's 11-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

James Harden ($12,800): Harden's still dealing with a sore shoulder, but like on Monday, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni expects Harden to suit up. There's time for that to change, but for now there's no need for concern, especially after he dropped 61.1 FanDuel points through the soreness on Monday. Despite that, his salary has, surprisingly, fallen by $500, falling below $13,000 for the first time in a month. For someone averaging 66.6 FanDuel points per game over his last 30 games and taking on a Minnesota Timberwolves team that allows top-10 fantasy efficiency to shooting guards, that drop in salary is more than enough to make him a top play in all formats.

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