His daily MLB premium article "Sanders' Studs", has quickly become a must read for all serious DFS players. You can also find Ricky every day on the RC Twitter account, providing FREE analysis via periscopes. Ricky is also a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
Latest posts by Ricky Sanders (see all)
- Sanders’ Studs: NBA DFS Lineups Tips for Saturday March 17 - March 17, 2018
- Sanders’ Studs: NBA DFS Lineups Tips for Friday March 16 - March 16, 2018
- RotoCurve Radio: “In the Paint” for Friday Mar. 16 with Ricky Sanders and Adam Pfeifer - March 16, 2018
Happy Thursday everyone and welcome back to the NBA DFS grind! It feels so great to have basketball on the horizon, and for there only being six games, the slate is loaded with options at all price points. This should make for a fun slate and one where you can ride some of the chalk in cash but choose to fade it in tournaments. No more need for rambling because basketball is here! Without further ado, let’s get to work…
Note: this article is typically based on salaries from both DraftKings (DK) and FantasyDraft (FDr)
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Despite being more expensive than Russell Westbrook on Thursday evening, LeBron James stands out as the top superstar to spend on. Since the team totally revamped their roster at the trade deadline, James has totally dominated the usage. In the three games following all their moves, James has garnered a 35.2-percent usage rate (USG%), which would top all qualified players not named James Harden if it were to hold steady. Over the course of these last three games, James has nearly averaged a triple-double: 27.7 points per game (PPG), 9.3 rebounds per game (RPG), 12.3 assists per game (APG) in 36.1 minutes per game (MPG). Additionally, the matchup is not too shabby either, as the Wizards have struggled to cover forwards (both small and power) all season long. Whether Otto Porter Jr. or Markieff Morris guards him is inconsequential as he should burn both as he has in the past. In each of five meetings against the Wizards over the course of the last two seasons, James has topped 51 fantasy points, and he has topped 60 fantasy points in three of his last four meetings. Whereas Westbrook will be facing a slow-paced Kings squad, Vegas is projecting this tilt between the Cavaliers and Wizards to be the second highest scoring of the slate. Lock in James and move on.