Put Opponents to Sleep With Melo-tonin

Since Kristaps Porzingis is listed as doubtful, locking in Carmelo Anthony and his 34.3-percent usage rate without the team’s starting power forward into your lineups makes all the sense in the world. Here are my picks for Wednesday, January 4:

NOTE: All of the Cavaliers’ big three are listed as questionable. If one or more sit, the other(s) who are active emerge as borderline must-plays

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$22,600
DeMarcus Cousins,
$20,500
Giannis Antetokounmpo,
$18,600
Jimmy Butler,
$16,600
Kevin Durant,
$17,700
Nicolas Batum,
$14,700
Kemba Walker,
$15,100
Jabari Parker,
$13,600
Marc Gasol,
$14,300
Goran Dragic,
$13,000
Carmelo Anthony,
$13,400
Paul Millsap,
$14,000
Derrick Rose,
$12,700
Nikola Vucevic,
$12,600
Draymond Green,
$13,800
Dennis Schroder,
$12,300
Zach Randolph,
$11,200
Elfrid Payton,
$11,600
Darren Collison (if Lawson out),
$8,800
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist,
$9,400
Greg Monroe,
$9,500
Michael Carter-Williams,
$8,800
Tristan Thompson (if one of big three out),
$8,800
Kyle O’Quinn (if no Porzingis),
$7,100
Courtney Lee,
$7,400
Willie Reed (if Johnson out),
$7,700
Jarell Martin (if Green out),
$6,000

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook,
$22,600
DeMarcus Cousins,
$20,500
Giannis Antetokounmpo,
$18,600
Jimmy Butler,
$16,600
Kevin Durant,
$17,700
C.J.McCollum,
$16,000
Kemba Walker,
$15,100
Jabari Parker,
$13,600
Marc Gasol,
$14,300
Goran Dragic,
$13,000
Carmelo Anthony,
$13,400
Paul Millsap,
$14,000
Derrick Rose,
$12,700
Dwight Howard,
$13,700
Draymond Green,
$13,800
Dennis Schroder,
$12,300
Nikola Vucevic,
$12,600
Elfrid Payton,
$11,600
Darren Collison (if Lawson out),
$8,800
Zach Randolph,
$11,200
Greg Monroe,
$9,500
Michael Carter-Williams,
$8,800
Nikola Mirotic,
$8,500
Kyle O’Quinn (if no Porzingis),
$7,100
Courtney Lee,
$7,400
Willie Reed (if Johnson out),
$7,700
Jarell Martin (if Green out),
$6,000

preferred-play

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

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