NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Monday 3/11/19
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
James Harden ($12,400): Harden's 30.0 FanDuel points in his last outing marked his second-lowest total of the year. He's still averaging a strong 55.8 FanDuel points in 36.9 minutes per game over 16 contests since Chris Paul returned, and he has poured in 36.0 real-world points per game in that time. Tonight's matchup with the Charlotte Hornets should let him get right back on track as the Hornets sit bottom-10 in defensive rating and have allowed top-12 fantasy efficiency to opponents at both guard spots this year. Our models project Harden to post Monday's highest fantasy score by a solid margin.
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