Serge Into the New Year

Assuming Evan Fournier sits, Serge Ibaka sees a nice boost in usage (from 21.1-percent to 24.9) without him and the Pacers rank 19th in defensive efficiency to opposing frontcourts. Here are my picks for Saturday, January 1:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Kyle Lowry,
$16,300
Karl-Anthony Towns,
$17,300
DeMar DeRozan,
$15,600
C.J. McCollum,
$15,300
Hassan Whiteside (listed as questionable),
$15,600
Kawhi Leonard (listed as questionable),
$15,100
Jef Teague,
$13,300
Paul George,
$14,300
Dwight Howard,
$13,600
Andrew Wiggins,
$12,700
Paul Millsap,
$13,300
Serge Ibaka,
$12,700
Zach LaVine,
$12,600
Andre Drummond (if no Whiteside),
$12,700
Nikola Vucevic,
$12,000
Dennis Schroder,
$12,600
Gorgui Dieng,
$10,900
Reggie Jackson,
$11,500
Ricky Rubio,
$11,500
Jon Leuer,
$9,800
Tyler Johnson,
$10,600
D’Angelo Russell,
$10,600
Willie Reed (if no Whiteside),
$7,100
Maruice Harkless,
$9,200
Nick Young,
$8,400
Thomas Robinson,
$6,300
Al-Farouq Aminu,
$8,700

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Kyle Lowry,
$16,300
Karl-Anthony Towns,
$17,300
DeMar DeRozan,
$15,600
C.J. McCollum,
$15,300
Hassan Whiteside (listed as questionable),
$15,600
Kawhi Leonard (listed as questionable),
$15,100
Jef Teague,
$13,300
Paul George,
$14,300
Dwight Howard,
$13,600
Andrew Wiggins,
$12,700
Paul Millsap,
$13,300
Serge Ibaka,
$12,700
Zach LaVine,
$12,600
Andre Drummond (if no Whiteside),
$12,700
Nikola Vucevic,
$12,000
Dennis Schroder,
$12,600
Gorgui Dieng,
$10,900
Reggie Jackson,
$11,500
Ricky Rubio,
$11,500
Bismack Biyombo,
$8,400
Jonas Valanciunas,
$10,100
D’Angelo Russell,
$10,600
Willie Reed (if no Whiteside),
$7,100
Maruice Harkless,
$9,200
Allen Crabbe,
$8,400
Thomas Robinson,
$6,300
Jonathan Simmons (if no Leonard,
$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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2 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    just wanted to say thx Ricky:)…find your charts very helpful and accurate as a relative newbie playing NBA DFS…gives me a great framework for lineup building and I’m starting to think about the slate beforehand and more accurately picking myself many of your picks beforehand…guess I’m getting the hang of it….peace

  2. Michael says:

    GEM of a pick on Thomas Robinson..only like 5 percent had him in cash games and I was one of them…crushed it like 8 to 9 x value and climbing…lol…got me into the money on all my cash LU..ty

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