FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Wednesday 10/30/19
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 bunch 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 position.
Let's take a look at who you should target on today's main slate.
|Houston Rockets||Washington Wizards||231.5||+8||119.75||111.75|
|Phoenix Suns||Golden State Warriors||229.5||-5||112.25||117.25|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Boston Celtics||223.5||+3||113.25||110.25|
|Charlotte Hornets||Sacramento Kings||223.0||-7||108.00||115.00|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Philadelphia 76ers||223.0||-7.5||107.75||115.25|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Oklahoma City Thunder||221.5||+1||111.25||110.25|
|Indiana Pacers||Brooklyn Nets||219.0||-3.5||107.75||111.25|
|Chicago Bulls||Cleveland Cavaliers||218.0||+2||110.00||108.00|
|Los Angeles Clippers||Utah Jazz||216.5||-2.5||107.00||109.50|
|Detroit Pistons||Toronto Raptors||213.5||-9||102.25||111.25|
|New York Knicks||Orlando Magic||209.5||-9||100.25||109.25|
The top of the pool at shooting guard is pretty loaded, with James Harden ($11,000) and Bradley Beal ($9,500) squaring off in the game with the night's highest over/under (231.5) and Devin Booker ($8,500) and D'Angelo Russell ($8,400) in the game just below that (229.5).
Those four grade out top-six in my adjusted value projections among shooting guards, so it's a good night to spend up. Harden in particular has a high floor and ceiling combination, given his 36.7% usage rate. The other three rank as Russell, Beal, and Booker in my projections, but you can't go wrong building any of them into your lineups tonight.
My preferred salary-saving options are Josh Richardson ($6,000) against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Buddy Hield ($6,700) against the Charlotte Hornets, and Terrence Ross ($4,300) against the New York Knicks. Richardson and Hield project for more than 30 minutes at reasonable prices with 20.0% usage rates or better (Richardson is at 20.0% and Hield is at 25.2%)
Ross has played 23 minutes in consecutive games with 19 shot attempts combined in them. He is numberFire's third-best shooting guard value.
Core Plays: James Harden, D'Angelo Russell, Buddy Hield
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