The Jimmy Butler Experience

Now that Dwyane Wade has been ruled out, rostering Jimmy Butler is a no-brainer because he is averaging nearly 55 fantasy points in the absence of the team’s starting shooting guard. Here are my picks for Thursday, Februrary 16:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
John Wall,
$19,200
Paul George,
$15,100
Isaiah Thomas,
$17,200
Jimmy Butler,
$16,900
Markieff Morris,
$13,000
Al Horford,
$12,700
Jeff Teague,
$14,000
Otto Porter,
$12,300
Marcin Gortat,
$11,900
Bradley Beal,
$13,300
Jae Crowder,
$11,200
Marcus Smart,
$11,300
Michael Carter-Williams,
$10,100
Al Horford,
$12,700
Myles Turner,
$10,900
Rajon Rondo,
$8,400
Taj Gibson,
$9,200
Robin Lopez,
$8,800
Monta Ellis,
$7,300
Doug McDermott,
$7,800
Kelly Olynyk,
$8,800
Terry Rozier,
$6,000
Nikola Mirotic,
$7,400
Kevin Seraphin,
$6,900
Aaron Brooks,
$6,000
Al Jefferson,
$6,000
Glenn Robinson III,
$6,000

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
John Wall,
$19,200
Paul George,
$15,100
Isaiah Thomas,
$17,200
Jimmy Butler,
$16,900
Markieff Morris,
$13,000
Al Horford,
$12,700
Jeff Teague,
$14,000
Otto Porter,
$12,300
Marcin Gortat,
$11,900
Bradley Beal,
$13,300
Jae Crowder,
$11,200
Marcus Smart,
$11,300
Michael Carter-Williams,
$10,100
Al Horford,
$12,700
Myles Turner,
$10,900
Rajon Rondo,
$8,400
Taj Gibson,
$9,200
Robin Lopez,
$8,800
Monta Ellis,
$7,300
Doug McDermott,
$7,800
Kelly Olynyk,
$8,800
Terry Rozier,
$6,000
Nikola Mirotic,
$7,400
Kelly Oubre Jr.,
$6,300
Aaron Brooks,
$6,000
Al Jefferson,
$6,000
Glenn Robinson III,
$6,000

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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