NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Friday 6/7/19
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 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, Golden State Warriors ($16,000)
With his salary actually down by $500 after exploding for 70.1 FanDuel points in Game 3, it's time to go back to the well with Steph Curry.
Yes, his offensive workload stands to shrink with Klay Thompson set to return, but even if we're getting Klay at full-strength, Curry's upside is still tough to pass up on at $16,000. With Kevin Durant (out again) off the court this season, Curry has posted a 36.0% usage rate while averaging 1.39 FanDuel points per minute. For context, that pace would have put him 12th in the NBA minimum 1000 minutes played) in the regular season, and is a better clip than anyone else in this series produced at.
Despite sitting the final minute and a half of the Game 3 blowout, Curry has eclipsed 40 minutes in all three games of this series, blending his elite efficiency with a top-end workload too.
Getting the 2-times multiplier on Curry's unmatched offensive upside is tough to pass up on, even though he'll be an incredibly popular play with a decreased salary after his Game 3 eruption.
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