NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/7/19
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
Nikola Jokic ($11,200): Jokic has ripped off four outings of 65-plus FanDuel points across his last six games. No, we can't always expect him to produce the way he did in a four-overtime contest, but the fact that his playoff-high output of 77.9 FanDuel points came in regulation means he doesn't need those extra minutes to have an absurd ceiling. His 57.8 FanDuel points per game in the playoffs are 4.1 more than any other player in the NBA, and they're a huge 9.3 more than anyone else on the slate. iI's tough to pass up on Jokic's slate-leading floor and ceiling.
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