FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Basketball Helper: Bucks at Hawks (6/29/21)
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 NBA is very reliant on opportunity, so you'll need to make sure that you're up-to-date with key injuries and COVID-19 situations. Our projections update up until tip-off to reflect current news and we also have player news updates.
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.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($16,000) - At this point, Giannis should probably be locked in to your MVP slot. With Trae Young banged up, Khris Middleton is likely to the only one who can hold a torch to the two-time MVP, but he can't come close to matchup Antetokounmpo's floor. Giannis has posted at least 47.8 FanDuel points in all but two postseason games, and he's averaging 58.7 over his last six efforts. Despite Middleton's superhuman fourth-quarter effort in Game 3, he still only edged out the Greek Freak by 0.5 FanDuel points. Meanwhile, Young has now been limited to 40 fantasy points or fewer in three of his last four. Our algorithm has Giannis projected as the top player on the slate by a whopping 18.3 FanDuel points.
Khris Middleton ($14,000) - Khash dropped 20 real-life points in the fourth quarter on Sunday for a total of 38 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 57.7 FanDuel points. The 29-year-old has now recorded at least 56 fantasy points in three of his last five outings. Given the status of Young's ankle, rostering Middleton in the STAR slot might be the way to go tonight.
Kevin Huerter ($11,000) - Rostering Huerter in one of the multiplier slots would certainly provide some leverage tonight, and it's something that's seriously worth considering. The 22-year-old has had somewhat of a coming-out party over the last few games, and he's helped the Hawks get to this point. In three of his last five outings, Huerter has dropped 35.3, 41.9, and 42.2 FanDuel points, and his role could certainly increase if Young is at less than 100%.
John Collins ($12,000) - Collins hasn't showcased the upside we'd ideally like to see in one of the multiplier slots, though he has totaled between 38.7 and 40.5 FanDuel points in three of his last six outings. The big man was in foul trouble for much of Game 3, but the Hawks will need more from him if they want to even this series as it heads back to Milwaukee. For what it's worth, numberFire's algorithm prefers Clint Capela ($11,500) over Collins tonight.
Lou Williams ($7,000) - This is more of a dart throw play, but one that makes sense if you're trying to differentiate your lineup. Williams has topped out at 14 fantasy points this series, though he did amass 25.5 FanDuel points in a crucial Game 5 win for the Hawks over the Philadelphia 76ers. Williams reached the 17-minute mark for just the second time all postseason on Sunday, and it's possible that coach Nate McMillan will call on him even more tonight.