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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 2/22/19

Ivan Rabb offers elite value with Jonas Valanciunas ruled out on Friday. Who else should you target on tonight's nine-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 ($11,800): Russ was on fire heading into the All-Star break, topping 60 FanDuel points in 6 of his last 15 games, with at least 57 in five of his final six. He averaged 57.8 FanDuel points per game over those 15, and that jumped to 62.2 per. Despite that success, his salary is down $600 from where it was before the break, even though his last one was his best of the season, dropping 81.3 FanDuel points. Even in a tough matchup with the Utah Jazz, Westbrook has no business being this cheap. That makes him a top play in all formats tonight.

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