Al for One and One for Al

Al Horford averages over 37 fantasy points per game and yet will only cost $12,400 to roster. At this price tag, against a forgiving Knicks frontcourt defense, lock and load him into your lineup(s). Here are my picks for Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25):

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$22,400
LeBron James,
$18,300
Kevin Durant,
$17,600
Stephen Curry,
$15,700
Draymond Green,
$14,700
Karl-Anthony Towns,
$15,200
Isaiah Thomas,
$15,000
Kawhi Leonard,
$14,300
Carmelo Anthony,
$14,000
Kyrie Irving,
$14,300
DeAndre Jordan,
$14,000
Jimmy Butler,
$13,800
Zach LaVine,
$12,600
Kristaps Porzingis,
$13,600
Dwyane Wade,
$12,300
Derrick Rose,
$12,000
Al Horford,
$12,400
Ricky Rubio,
$11,600
Rajon Rondo,
$11,200
Pau Gasol,
$11,900
D’Angelo Russell,
$11,200
Jamal Crawford,
$7,800
Julius Randle,
$11,200
Austin Rivers (especially if no Paul),
$8,700
Raymond Felton (especially if no Paul),
$6,900
Robin Lopez,
$8,800
Tony Parker,
$7,700

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$22,400
LeBron James,
$18,300
Kevin Durant,
$17,600
Stephen Curry,
$15,700
Draymond Green,
$14,700
Karl-Anthony Towns,
$15,200
Isaiah Thomas,
$15,000
Kawhi Leonard,
$14,300
Kevin Love,
$15,100
Kyrie Irving,
$14,300
DeAndre Jordan,
$14,000
Jimmy Butler,
$13,800
Zach LaVine,
$12,600
Kristaps Porzingis,
$13,600
Dwyane Wade,
$12,300
Derrick Rose,
$12,000
Al Horford,
$12,400
Ricky Rubio,
$11,600
D’Angelo Russell,
$11,200
Pau Gasol,
$11,900
Gorgui Dieng,
$10,900
J.J. Redick (especially if Paul playing),
$10,500
Julius Randle,
$11,200
Austin Rivers (especially if no Paul),
$8,700
Jamal Crawford,
$7,800
JaVale McGee,
$6,000
Manu Ginobili,
$6,700

 

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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