If I Had a Nikola for Every Time…

Nikola Jokic has topped 35 fantasy points in four of his last five games and now will face a Trail Blazers team that struggles to cover opposing frontcourts. Here are my picks for Thursday, December 15:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Giannis Anteotkounmpo,
$17,600
Anthony Davis,
$20,500
Kevin Durant,
$16,900
Jimmy Butler,
$16,600
Kawhi Leonard,
$15,300
Stephen Curry,
$15,900
Damian Lillard,
$16,300
Draymond Green,
$14,700
Paul George,
$15,000
Dwyane Wade,
$13,300
Carmelo Anthony,
$14,000
Kristaps Porzingis,
$14,700
C.J. McCollum,
$12,900
Jabari Parker,
$12,600
Nikola Jokic,
$12,300
Jrue Holiday,
$12,600
LaMarcus Aldridge,
$12,000
Myles Turner,
$11,900
Klay Thompson,
$12,600
Mason Plumlee,
$11,200
Tyson Chandler (especially if no Len),
$10,600
Patty Mills (if no Parker),
$8,800
P.J. Tucker (if no Len),
$8,700
Brandon Jennings (if no Rose),
$9,100
Courtney Lee,
$8,400
John Henson,
$8,400
Malcolm Brogdon,
$6,300

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Giannis Anteotkounmpo,
$17,600
Anthony Davis,
$20,500
Kevin Durant,
$16,900
Jimmy Butler,
$16,600
Kawhi Leonard,
$15,300
Stephen Curry,
$15,900
Damian Lillard,
$16,300
Draymond Green,
$14,700
Paul George,
$15,000
Dwyane Wade,
$13,300
Carmelo Anthony,
$14,000
Kristaps Porzingis,
$14,700
C.J. McCollum,
$12,900
Jabari Parker,
$12,600
Nikola Jokic,
$12,300
Jrue Holiday,
$12,600
LaMarcus Aldridge,
$12,000
Myles Turner,
$11,900
Klay Thompson,
$12,600
Tyson Chandler (especially if no Len),
$10,600
Devin Booker (price just too cheap),
$10,200
Evan Turner,
$9,100
Robin Lopez,
$9,100
Brandon Jennings (if no Rose),
$9,100
Patty Mills (if no Parker),
$8,800
P.J. Tucker (if no Len),
$8,700
Greg Monroe,
$8,700

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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