FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Sunday 4/24/22

Even at his highest salary point in April, Chris Paul is a key decision point for today's four-game slate. Which other players are worth targeting on Sunday?

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 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.

Daily fantasy basketball is very reliant on a player's opportunity, so you'll need to make sure that you're up-to-date with key injuries. Our projections update up until tip-off to reflect current news, we have player news updates, and the FanDuel Scout app will send push notifications for pressing updates regarding your players.

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 break down today's main slate on FanDuel.

Team Implied Total O/U Spread Key Injuries
NO 106.5 215.5 2.5
CHI 107 218.5 4.5
PHX 109 215.5 -2.5 Booker OUT
ATL 109.5 221 2 Capela questionable
DEN 110.25 225 4.5
MIA 111.5 221 -2 Lowry questionable
MIL 111.5 218.5 -4.5 Middleton OUT
GS 114.75 225 -4.5


Chris Paul ($10,200) - Despite a recent increase to his highest salary point this month, Phoenix's star point guard has been in great form during the playoffs, averaging 1.45 FanDuel points, 0.44 shot attempts, and 0.34 assists in a 111.36 minutes sample size.

Stephen Curry ($9,200) - Golden State's superstar recently saw an increase to 30 minutes after logging 21 and 22 in his first two contests. In 75.3 minutes this postseason, Curry has been extremely efficient in his new bench role so far, producing 1.47 FanDuel points and 1.02 real-life points per minute.

C.J. McCollum ($8,800) - Since the start of their first round series, McCollum's FanDuel salary has increased 10% to his second highest point in April. The New Orleans Pelicans have an underrated spot against a Phoenix squad ranked sixth among today's eight teams in defensive rating and second in pace.

Trae Young ($8,600) - After a 16.5% decrease in his FanDuel salary since Game 1, Atlanta's offensive leader stands out as numberFire's top rated guard with a 42.9 FanDuel point projection.

Jrue Holiday ($8,000) - In 774.5 minutes during the regular season with today's current inactives, Holiday ranked second among his team in fantasy production (1.21) and usage (28.5%).

Jordan Poole ($7,700) - The Warriors have continued to feature Poole in their offensive game plan despite Curry's return. In 97.5 minutes against a Denver team ranked last among today's slate in defensive rating, the 22-year old has accounted for 1.28 FanDuel points and 0.88 real-life points per minute.

Zach LaVine ($6,900) - Chicago's shooting guard currently ranks second among his position in value with a 5.98 rating and a 41.3 FanDuel point projection. LaVine has a sneaky spot against a Bucks' team allowing 40.7 FanDuel points to his position during the regular season.

Klay Thompson ($6,200) - numberFire's fourth ranked guard in value with a 5.55 rating and a 34.4 FanDuel point projection. In 102.3 minutes this series, Thompson is averaging 0.64 real-life points and 0.50 field goal attempts per minute.

Tyler Herro ($5,900) - With Kyle Lowry currently questionable, Herro could play a bigger role at the guard positions against an Atlanta team allowing a 116.0 defensive rating. Miami's sixth man has seen a 0.02 increase to 1.02 FanDuel points and a 29.5% usage rate in 1181.5 minutes with Lowry off the floor this regular season.

Alex Caruso ($4,600) - Caruso stands as numberFire's top value option with a 6.04 rating and a 27.8 FanDuel point projection. Chicago's defensive specialist is averaging 0.70 FanDuel points and 0.13 assists in a 96.47 playoff minutes sample size.


Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,700) - After a quiet fantasy performance during Game 3's blowout win, Antetokounmpo's FanDuel salary has moved down 2.5%. Milwaukee's superstar ranks first among his team in several metrics in 763.1 minutes with today's injuries including fantasy output (1.71), usage (36.3%), and rebounds (0.33).

Jimmy Butler ($9,600) - Even at an elevated salary, Butler stands out as numberFire's third ranked player with a 44.8 FanDuel point expectation. Miami's forward has been really turned up his production in the playoffs, averaging 1.37 FanDuel points, 0.18 rebounds, and 0.15 assists in 112.9 minutes.

Brandon Ingram ($9,100) - New Orleans' forward is another option with an increased salary due to his success in the playoffs. The 24-year old is currently producing 1.22 FanDuel points and 0.77 real-life points per minute against a Phoenix unit allowing 40.7 points in the paint this postseason.

Bam Adebayo ($7,300) - In the past week, Adebayo's FanDuel salary has dropped 12.0% to his lowest point this season. Miami's versatile big man currently ranks seventh among forwards with a 33.2 FanDuel point projection.

Draymond Green ($6,700) - Despite his lack of real-life scoring, Green continues to stuff the stat sheet, contributing 0.26 assists, 0.14 rebounds, 0.05 blocks, and 0.04 steals per minute in Golden State's first three playoff victories.

Mikal Bridges ($6,400) - In 865.1 minutes this regular season with today's inactives, Bridges accounted for 0.74 FanDuel points, 0.30 shot attempts, and a 16.0% usage rate.

Bobby Portis ($6,200) - Milwaukee's fiery forward played really well in his first playoff start this season, producing 1.60 FanDuel points, 0.54 field goal attempts, and 0.62 rebounds per minute.

Cameron Johnson ($5,100) - Johnson sees a 0.07 boost to 0.91 FanDuel points and 0.37 field goal attempts per minute in 929.4 minutes with Devin Booker off the floor this regular season.

Jae Crowder ($4,800) - Another potential value option with a 4.73 rating and a 22.7 FanDuel point projection. Crowder also sees a 0.03 increase in fantasy output mostly due to a 2.1% jump in his assist rate with today's current injuries.


Nikola Jokic ($11,400) - Jokic's FanDuel salary remains at his lowest point this month despite his impressive 70.1 fantasy performance in Game 3. Denver's superstar center has increased his scoring responsibilities, averaging 0.86 real-life points and 0.66 shot attempts against a Golden State unit ranked seventh among today's teams in points allowed in the paint.

Deandre Ayton ($8,500) - Since April 17th, Ayton's FanDuel salary has skyrocketed 14.8% to his highest point all of this season. In his first playoff game without Booker this series, Phoenix's center produced 1.75 FanDuel points and 0.57 shot attempts per minute.

Brook Lopez ($5,500) - Milwaukee's center has been in decent form against a Chicago team ranked second in defensive rating, accounting for 0.87 FanDuel points in 92.7 playoff minutes.