A heavy slate of NBA action tips off at 7 p.m. ET with the Bucks visiting the Pistons, the Bulls searching for a win against the Magic, the Pacers clashing with the 76ers, and the Cavaliers trying to slow down the Wizards. At 7:30 p.m. ET fans can tune in to see the Rockets battle the Hawks or the Suns face the Knicks. Two games tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET as the Pelicans meet the Mavericks and the Hornets face the Spurs. 9 p.m. ET sees the Heat try to melt the Nuggets and the Raptors take on the Jazz. The Celtics slug it out with the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. ET and the night wraps up at 10:30 p.m. ET with the Nets traveling to the Lakers.
My favorite plays of the day can be found on the following slides in FanSided’s DraftKings daily picks. Each day in order to offer a variety of price points at each position, you can find two slides for each position–one for high-salary options and one for high-value options. Each pick is ranked on a scale of 1-5 stars to indicate the confidence in the pick. The final slide of this post has more detail on what each level means, but in short, more stars means more confidence in the selection on a points-per-dollar basis.
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Important note, every day the goal of this post is not to give you a copy-and-paste lineup. Instead, each selection is given while highlighting the factors you need to consider when building a customized lineup for yourself. If you want to see an example lineup, you can find it on the final slide of the post, but I suggest you adjust your lineup to fit your personal taste.
To keep up with all of FanSided’s DFS NBA coverage head over to the fantasy basketball hub where each day you can find a post like this tailored for DraftKings as well as one specifically designed for usage on FanDuel. In this post, all salary and “fantasy points” references are to DraftKings scoring system and salaries. If you have any additional questions or thoughts or are looking for updates as we approach tipoff, follow @FanSidedFantasy on Twitter or you can follow my account @jeremylambert88.
Let’s take a look at your best options for both studs and value players at each position.