NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 5/21/19
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 the day's top plays.
Let's take a look at who you should target on today's one-game slate, which follows a different format than typical NBA contests on FanDuel. Your lineup consists of five position-less slots, with one designated "MVP" having their fantasy score multiplied by 2.0, a "STAR" multiplied by 1.5 and a "PRO" multiplied by 1.2, as well as two utility slots receiving their usual points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks ($17,500)
It's still not time to fade the Greek Freak in this series. Numbers from Game 3 are inflated across the board since that one went to double-overtime, but Giannis' 57.1 FanDuel points were only 1.2 shy of being a game-high mark even though he fouled out with 4.4 minutes remaining in the second OT.
The NBA's regular-season leader in FanDuel points per minute, the extended run Giannis is getting in close playoff games (40.3 minutes per game in contests decided by fewer than 10 points) makes him a pretty easy pick for your MVP slot on a nightly basis.
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