NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 3/19/19
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 ($12,300): The Houston Rockets are 7.5-point favorites over the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and while that does imply some blowout risk, it's not the kind of line that should scare you away from one of the best matchups around. The Hawks allow both the most points and assists per game to their opponents, and have also conceded the most FanDuel points per minute to opposing shooting guards. Harden's not up to his usual tricks, but he's still put up 53.0 FanDuel points with over 30 real-world points per game with Chris Paul back in action, and he's more than capable of doing massive damage in this matchup. Our models project him for the day's top fantasy score, and he's well worth paying up for in all formats.
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