Daily fantasy basketball: Best buys for Thursday

Wizards guard Bradley Beal is a strong pick on Thursday night against the Hawks. Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images

Each day, we'll provide you with the players to target in your daily leagues, from the high-priced studs to the solid mid-priced values to the cheaper, riskier players with upside.

In general, you want to use safer options in your cash games and rely on some riskier, high-upside options in your bigger tournaments. If you can average five points per $1,000 of salary, you'll typically end up with at least some cash in your pocket.

At this early point in the season and with a small slate of games, we are still feeling our way with rotations. In fact we’re seeing a couple of these teams for the first time in the regular season. For that reason, I’m prioritizing past performance, Vegas totals, and playing it a little safer today.

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