NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Thursday 2/14/19
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
Russell Westbrook ($12,400): Russ is rolling right now, averaging 57.8 FanDuel points in 36.1 minutes per game over his last 10. He hasn't posted fewer than 47.1 fantasy points in any of those 10, and he's notched 50-plus FanDuel in each of his last seven. Don't expect him to slow down in tonight's matchup with the Pelicans. New Orleans' top-10 pace and bottom-10 defensive rating has them allowing the NBA's fourth-most points per game and fourth-most assists per game to opponents. That has translated to the Pels giving up the league's fifth-most FanDuel points per minute for opposing point guards.
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