A strong slate of NBA games tip off at 3 p.m. ET with the Hawks facing the Cavaliers and at 3:30 p.m. ET with the Heat battling the Clippers. However, DraftKings doesn’t include those two games in their classic action, thus players from those games are not listed today.
Your daily fantasy action starts at 6 p.m. ET with the red hot Celtics traveling to face to the surprising Magic and the Wizards and Raptors meet in an Eastern conference showdown. Two games tip off at 7 p.m. ET as the Jazz face the Rockets and the Suns take on the Spurs. 7:30 p.m. ET sees the Pacers square off with the Jazz. The Hornets face the Timberwolves at 8 p.m. ET. The late game action has the Thunder looking to bounce back against the Blazers and 9 p.m. ET and the Grizzlies ending the night against the Lakers at 9:30p.m. ET.
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.