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NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Wednesday 3/27/19

Damian Lillard should handle a huge workload tonight for Portland. Who else can we roster on FanDuel?

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

Damian Lillard (FanDuel Price: $11,000) - Lillard is a fine pivot from Russell Westbrook ($11,200) tonight, though taking the two most expensive options is surely a strong start to a lineup. In 330 minutes without C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic, Lillard has a 41.2% usage rate and averages 1.54 FanDuel points per minute, according to RotoGrinders' CourtIQ. The Chicago Bulls are 29th in defensive rating since January 1, and Lillard should clear 35 minutes with plenty of opportunities to generate fantasy points with a thin Portland Trail Blazers squad.

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