NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 4/2/19
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 (FanDuel Price: $12,400) - The Bearded One will run you $700 more than the next highest-priced player on tonight's slate, but there's a good reason for it. On top of our projections pegging Harden as Tuesday's top scorer, he has averaged 60.2 FanDuel points in three previous matchups against the Sacramento Kings. The Kings' high-flying pace certainly has something to do with it as they are second on the year in possessions per game (104.02). That's nearly six whole possessions more than the Rockets' 27th-ranked pace, thereby creating more opportunities for Harden to capitalize on his league-leading 40.7% usage rate. And unlike a number of studs on this slate, his workload is secure with his team only 5.0-point road favorites.
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