NBA Situational Projections: Friday, March 30th

When I first got into NBA DFS, the phrase I kept hearing was “minutes = money.” The concept is simple enough: A player averages a certain number of points per minute, and if he gets a certain number of minutes, we can expect him to be one of the best point per dollar scorers on the slate. Unfortunately, as we’ve all learned, not all projections are created equal. Every day, I build my own projection set for NBA. Some days, that’s easy. If a team has a neutral matchup and isn’t missing any bodies, a base set of projections works just fine. Other days though, especially as the NBA season rolls along, it gets a lot more complicated.

Friday, March 30th

It really seemed like things had turned around for the city of Philadelphia. The Eagles won a championship. Markelle Fultz was coming back from a bizarre injury. Joel Embiid was turning into one of the best big men in the NBA. Everything was looking up until Fultz collied with Embiid on Wednesday night. Embiid suffered an orbital fracture in his left eye and will miss 2-4 weeks after undergoing surgery.

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