NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Sunday 6/2/19
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 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.
Stephen Curry ($15,500)
In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Curry scored a game-high 34 points. The Toronto Raptors tried to cover Curry with Fred VanVleet for most of the game, and Curry made them pay. Steph finished 14-of-14 from the free-throw line as he continuously got past the first defender and drew the foul on his drive. He also went 8-for-18 from the field, including 4-for-9 from three-point range. With Kevin Durant expected to be out in Game 2, Curry will be leaned on heavily.
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