Ish and Chips

The 76ers have looked like a brand new ball club thanks to the addition of Ish Smith. He now gets a chance to face the lowly point guard defense of the Lakers. Here are my picks for Friday, January 1:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
John Wall, $17,400 Carmelo Anthony, $14,800 DeMar DeRozan, $14,200
Kyle Lowry, $14,600 Nikola Vucevic, $14,100 Hassan Whiteside, $12,600
Kemba Walker, $13,900 Pau Gasol, $13,800 Marcin Gortat, $12,600
Jimmy Butler (especially if no Rose), $13,600 Nicolas Batum, $13,300 Nerlens Noel, $11,200
Ish Smith, $11,600 Kristaps Porzinigis, $12,900 Dirk Nowitzki, $11,000
Kobe Bryant, $11,300 Tobias Harris, $11,300 Taj Gibson, $10,400
J.J. Barea (if no Williams), $10,100 Chandler Parsons (if no Williams), $10,700 Goran Dragic, $10,400
Jordan Clarkson, $9,600 Julius Randle, $9,800 Cody Zeller, $9,300
Aaron Brooks (if no Rose), $7,700 Frank Kaminsky, $8,600 Bobby Portis, $7,700

tournament-plays

 

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
John Wall, $17,400 Carmelo Anthony, $14,800 DeMar DeRozan, $14,200
Kyle Lowry, $14,600 Nikola Vucevic, $14,100 Hassan Whiteside, $12,600
Kemba Walker, $13,900 Pau Gasol, $13,800 Marcin Gortat, $12,600
Jimmy Butler (especially if no Rose), $13,600 Nicolas Batum, $13,300 Nerlens Noel, $11,200
Ish Smith, $11,600 Kristaps Porzinigis, $12,900 Dirk Nowitzki, $11,000
Kobe Bryant, $11,300 Tobias Harris, $11,300 Taj Gibson, $10,400
J.J. Barea (if no Williams), $10,100 Zaza Pachulia, $10,400 Lou Williams, $9,400
Jordan Clarkson, $9,600 Julius Randle, $9,800 Cody Zeller, $9,300
Aaron Brooks (if no Rose), $7,700 Luis Scola, $9,200 Bobby Portis, $7,700

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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