That’s the Ish I’m Talking About

Jrue Holiday will sit out Saturday’s game and Ish Smith will start in his place. With the extended minutes he’s now expected to receive, he emerges as the best value of the slate. Here are my picks for Saturday, November 7:


Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Stephen Curry, $20,400 Anthony Davis, $20,800 Blake Griffin, $18,800
James Harden, $19,600 Greg Monroe, $16,700 LaMarcus Aldridge, $13,700
Chris Paul, $17,800 Kawhi Leonard, $15,500 Dwight Howard, $13,700
Victor Oladipo, $13,500 DeAndre Jordan, $15,300 Brook Lopez, $13,500
Klay Thompson, $13,500 Giannis Antetokounmpo, $14,300 Darren Collison, $9,600
Bradley Beal, $13,200 Nerlens Noel, $13,700 Tony Parker, $8,800
Kemba Walker, $13,200 Trevor Ariza, $10,800 Ish Smith, $8,700
Evan Fournier, $11,600 Marcin Gortat, $10,400 Jeremy Lamb, $8,400
Marcus Thornton, $9,600 Dewayne Dedmon, $6,000 Nik Stauskas, $8,400


Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Stephen Curry, $20,400 Anthony Davis, $20,800 Blake Griffin, $18,800
James Harden, $19,600 Greg Monroe, $16,700 LaMarcus Aldridge, $13,700
Victor Oladipo, $13,500 Kawhi Leonard, $15,500 Dwight Howard, $13,700
Bradley Beal, $13,200 DeAndre Jordan, $15,300 Brook Lopez, $13,500
Jeff Teague, $12,900 Giannis Antetokounmpo, $14,300 Tony Parker, $8,800
Ty Lawson, $12,000 Nerlens Noel, $13,700 Trey Burke, $8,700
Evan Fournier, $11,600 Tobias Harris, $12,000 Ish Smith, $8,700
Marcus Thornton, $9,600 Omri Casspi, $7,600 Jeremy Lamb, $8,400
Kent Bazemore, $9,000 Dewayne Dedmon, $6,000 Nik Stauskas, $8,400


Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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4 Responses

  1. Jack says:

    Best article I have read. I know Dedmon put up good numbers last night. His rebounding will be limited again.

    Love the Ish Smith play. Great article

  2. Jack says:

    With Bogut and Looney out It is a festusus for the rest of us. Ezekiel should put up great numbers. And no Cousins down low.

  3. Ricky Sanders Ricky Sanders says:

    Yeah the problems I see are 1. They like to use Harrison Barnes and go with a small lineup and 2. It will likely be a blowout and the mop-up crew in garbage time doesn’t include Ezeli. If Festus doesn’t have a big first Q, it could be a long night for those who roster him

    • Jack says:

      To be fair he was in foul trouble. He only played 17 minutes and put up good numbers.

      Sacramento went small and koufous still logged 25 minutes

      Jack Cloherty

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