The Tables Have Turn(er)ed

Myles Turner was rolling prior to his date with Joel Embiid in his last meeting but expect a bounceback in a big way against the Wizards tonight. Here are my picks for Monday, February 5:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Bradley Beal,
$16,400
Anthony Davis,
$21,100
Andre Drummond,
$16,900
Kemba Walker,
$16,000
Nikola Jokic,
$15,800
Dwight Howard,
$15,800
Jrue Holiday,
$13,800
Blake Griffin,
$15,700
Victor Oladipo,
$15,700
Goran Dragic,
$13,700
Otto Porter Jr.,
$13,000
DeAndre Jordan,
$13,900
Jamal Murray,
$12,300
Jusuf Nurkic,
$12,400
Bobby Portis,
$13,000
Ricky Rubio (especially if no Mitchell),
$12,200
Nikola Mirotic,
$11,500
Zach LaVine,
$12,100
Ish Smith,
$10,700
Myles Turner,
$11,500
Zach Randolph,
$11,000
Jerian Grant,
$10,200
Kelly Olynyk (if no Whiteside),
$10,200
Bam Adebayo (if no Whiteside),
$9,300
J.J. Barea (especially if no Barnes),
$9,000
Robin Lopez,
$8,900
Justise Winslow (if no Whiteside),
$7,100

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Bradley Beal,
$16,400
Anthony Davis,
$21,100
Andre Drummond,
$16,900
Kemba Walker,
$16,000
Nikola Jokic,
$15,800
Dwight Howard,
$15,800
Jrue Holiday,
$13,800
Blake Griffin,
$15,700
Victor Oladipo,
$15,700
Goran Dragic,
$13,700
Otto Porter Jr.,
$13,000
Nicolas Batum,
$13,100
Jamal Murray,
$12,300
Markieff Morris,
$12,800
Bobby Portis,
$13,000
Ricky Rubio (especially if no Mitchell),
$12,200
Nikola Mirotic,
$11,500
James Johnson (if no Whiteside),
$12,000
Zach LaVine,
$12,100
Myles Turner,
$11,500
Zach Randolph,
$11,000
Ish Smith,
$10,700
Kelly Olynyk (if no Whiteside),
$10,200
Dirk Nowitzki (if no Barnes),
$9,700
Tyler Johnson,
$9,000
Robin Lopez,
$8,900
Justise Winslow (if no Whiteside),
$7,100

preferred-play

Analysis:

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets, $15,800 – The matchup against Dwight Howard may seem a bit frightening on paper but Nikola Jokic‘s size will be needed for extensive minutes and the pace of this game should be crazy. If looking at just their last five games, the Hornets are averaging 111.6 points per game (PPG), plus they play at the 10th fastest pace for the year. Although the line has not been released for this game yet, it is expected to be amongst the highest on the slate, and Jokic has produced solid career numbers versus Howard. In each of his last two meetings against the Hornets’ center, Jokic has produced a double-double with exactly 18 points (PTS), and his minutes have been way up lately. Hell, Jokic has played at least 33 minutes in every game since Jan. 13, so he will have plenty of time to rack up the stats. Prior to tonight, Jokic has topped 54 fantasy points in four of his last 14 games, so his ceiling is evident. Start him and reap the benefits.

Nikola Mirotic, Pelicans, $11,500 – The Jazz rank dead last in points per possession (PPP) allowed to spot up shootersm, and while they have fared well against starting power forwards (PFs) lately, Nikola Mirotic is likely to come off the bench. Consequently, he will miss Derrick Favors for long stretches and instead match up against guys like Jonas JerebkoJoe Johnson, etc. Whenever Mirotic plays upwards of 28 minutes, he has a shot to rack up points in bunches, and he crushed this very team in their one prior meeting this year. On Dec. 13, Mirotic played 35 minutes against the Jazz and dropped 29 PTS, nine rebounds (REB), two steals (STL) and 44.75 fantasy points. In his first game with the Pelicans, he played 35 minutes, so he has a legitimate shot to smash once again.

Myles Turner, Pacers, $11,500 – Over the course of the last 10 games, the Wizards rank 17th in defensive efficiency versus opposing centers, and Myles Turner had been on a roll until he ran into the brick wall that is Joel Embiid. Furthermore, he has been dealing with some knee soreness lately, so that would explain why he only played 15 minutes in his previous game. Prior to the 8.75 fantasy point flop against the 76ers, Turner had topped 34 fantasy points in three straight games, including two double-doubles during that span. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, he should be destined for around 30 minutes as long as he is feeling fine, and he is too cheap for that sort of role.

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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