Here is how you should be setting your daily fantasy basketball teams.
The NBA action gets started at 3:30 p.m. ET with the Grizzlies against the Clippers, but DraftKings doesn’t recognize the early games outside of pick ‘em situations. Thus, those players are not included in today’s lineups.
Your fantasy night begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with the Kings searching for victory against the Pistons. Two games at 8 PM ET as the Pelicans meet the Bulls and the Mavericks battle the Timberwolves. The Warriors traveling to the Nuggets closes out the night at 9:00 p.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.