NBA Daily Fantasy Helper: Tuesday 1/16/18
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.
Here, we'll put all of that together and take a look at who you should target on today's slate.
Best of the Best
DeMarcus Cousins (FanDuel Price: $11,200): Boogie's fantasy efficiency is never going to be called into question as he's ranked in the top five in FanDuel points per minute every year since the 2012-13 season (when he ranked sixth). He's combining that with a career-high 35.9 minutes per game this year, and that has him ranked fourth in the league in fantasy points per game. His recent playing time has been especially appealing. He's averaging a hefty 39.4 minutes per game over his last eight, and even in a tough matchup against the Boston Celtics, Cousins is tough to fade. Our models project Cousins as Tuesday's top fantasy scorer.
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