Young and the Restless

Houston has had issues defending the power forward position all season (rank dead last in efficiency), so they’ll certainly have issues defending Thaddeus Young. Here are my picks for Tuesday, December 8:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Stephen Curry, $19,200 DeMarcus Cousins, $18,900 Paul George, $18,300
James Harden (especially if no Howard), $18,900 Kevin Durant, $18,300 LeBron James, $17,900
Russell Westbrook, $18,600 Brook Lopez, $13,800 Derrick Favors, $14,100
Damian Lillard, $15,500 Marc Gasol, $12,900 Thaddeus Young, $12,700
Mike Conley, $12,000 Dwight Howard (watch status closely), $12,600 Nikola Vucevic, $12,600
Elfrid Payton, $11,300 Gordon Hayward, $12,500 C.J. McCollum, $11,700
Will Barton, $10,800 Omri Casspi, $9,300 Zach Randolph, $11,300
Alec Burks, $9,800 Trevor Booker, $8,600 Rodney Hood, $9,300
Randy Foye, $6,900 Andrew Nicholson, $7,800 Steven Adams, $7,400

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Stephen Curry, $19,200 DeMarcus Cousins, $18,900 Paul George, $18,300
James Harden (especially if no Howard), $18,900 Kevin Durant, $18,300 LeBron James, $17,900
Russell Westbrook, $18,600 Brook Lopez, $13,800 Derrick Favors, $14,100
Damian Lillard, $15,500 Marc Gasol, $12,900 Thaddeus Young, $12,700
Elfrid Payton, $11,300 Dwight Howard (watch status closely), $12,600 Nikola Vucevic, $12,600
Will Barton, $10,800 Gordon Hayward, $12,500 C.J. McCollum, $11,700
J.R. Smith, $10,000 Trevor Ariza, $10,100 Kenneth Faried, $10,700
Alec Burks, $9,800 Trevor Booker, $8,600 Shane Larkin, $8,000
Patrick Beverley, $8,700 Andrew Nicholson, $7,800 Steven Adams, $7,400

preferred-play

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 DailyRoto.com, 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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