FanDuel Daily Picks for Wednesday’s NBA games from RotoAdvice

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The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Houston ($10,200)

No Dwight Howard means more double-double for Boogie. You paid the price yesterday and it was handsome, now the numbers say he’ll get real close to value against against the Rockets.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($6,900)

Didn’t put him on the marquee last night, but as stated, loved him and had him in the other plays, and he went out and earned the spotlight tonight against the Clippers who are surprisingly generous to opposing centers, top five in FP against and top three in the last 10 days.

Discount Rack (Under 5.0K): Timofey Mozgov, Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix ($4,900)

Mozgov was alright, not great, on Tuesday, but he has an even better matchup against the Suns tonight. Mozgov is not going to do anything more than finish around the hoop, but he can rebound like c-razy, and Phoenix has been giving up the fifth most rebounds per game to the center position.

Other Plays: Andrew Bogut, Warriors, ($6,500), Al Jefferson, Hornets ($8,600), Larry Sanders, Bucks ($5,500), Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors ($6,000)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers @ Detroit ($9,200)

A nice game to sneak some plays into sees Griffin going against the Pistons, who have given up the fifth most fantasy points to power forwards and sixth most rebounds.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns vs. Denver ($6,800)

Top scoring game of the night, allegedly, and Morris has a nice play against Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari at the four-spot.

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Bojan Bogdanovic, Brooklyn Nets ($4,100)

The Nets have been running Bojan out as a shooting guard and the Sixers are the worst team against the two-guard all season. But if you worried that they would be playing Bojan at the three, don’t, then Sixers are the worst against that position, too.

Other Plays: Zach Randolph, Grizzlies, ($7,700), Paul Millsap, Hawks ($8,600), Draymond Green, Warriors ($6,900), Josh Smith, Pistons ($6,900), Nerlens Noel, Sixers ($6,000), Omri Casspi, Kings, ($3,600)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Orlando ($9,900)

The Magic are nearly as bad as the Heat against the three-pointer, but Curry should still find his way just fine against a team that, over the last five games, have given up the second most fantasy points to point guards.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers ($7,000)

Love the matchup against Jeremy Lin and the rest of the defense-disinterested Lakers. Conley doesn’t look to score often, but he does like to dish, and the Lakers lead the league in assist per game against. Have fun, Michael!

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Ramon Sessions, Sacramento vs. Houston ($3,600)

Collison is supposed to be out against Wednesday (as of this writing), so we’ll roll with Sessions, who is the lowest priced of the fill-in point guards tonight. Houston is league leading in stinginess when it comes to fantasy points by opposing point guards, but that is typically with Patrick Beverley defending, and he’s out. In the last five games without Beverley, they are more middle-of-the-pack.

Other Plays: John Wall, Wizards ($9,200), Damian Lillard, Blazers, ($8,500), Ty Lawson, Nuggets ($8,300), Klay Thompson, Warriors, ($7,900), DeMar DeRozan, Raptors ($7,700), Joe Johnson, Nets, ($6,400), DJ Augustin, Pistons, ($4,000), Ben McLemore,Kings ($4,400)

The Slate:

Wednesday, November 26

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

TICKETS

Portland at Charlotte

7:00 PM

CSNN

TSOH

Washington at Cleveland

7:00 PM

CSNB

FSOH

Golden State at Orlando

7:00 PM

CSNB

FSFL

Brooklyn at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

YES

CSN

New York at Dallas

7:30 PM

MSG

FSSW

ESPN

Toronto at Atlanta

7:30 PM

TSOH

LA Clippers at Detroit

7:30 PM

FSW2

FSDT

Sacramento at Houston

8:00 PM

CSAC

CSN Houston

Milwaukee at Minnesota

8:00 PM

FSWI

FSN+

Utah at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

ROOT

FSOK

Indiana at San Antonio

8:30 PM

FSMW

FSSW

Denver at Phoenix

9:00 PM

ALT2

FSAZ

Memphis at LA Lakers

10:30 PM

TSOH

TWC SN

NBATV

 

FanDuel Daily Picks for Tuesday’s NBA games from RotoAdvice

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we love the slate tonight, even if it’s only five games.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans ($10,300)

Price-y, but consistent, Cousins is the second largest number on the slate next to his opponent, the Brow.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta ($6,900)

I like Andre Drummond’s matchup, but I can’t trust him to stay out of foul trouble, so I’ll go to Washington, where the Hawks are in town and having a hard time with defensive rebounding and defense in general.

Discount Rack (Under 5.0K): Timofey Mozgov, Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago ($4,900)

Mozgov was active and productive against Jordan Hill and the Lakers, but the Bulls pose a bigger challenge. At this price, however, it’s a nice punt play if you are going to spend on someone like Davis tonight.

Other Plays: Andre Drummond, Pistons ($6,900)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento ($12,000)

Ah, the top of the mountain. Nice view from here. Davis is obviously expensive, but he’s produced value so far at every price. It’s risky and you’ll have to scrub it a little in other slots to make him work, but the matchup is pretty good, the game should be close, and 60FP could be in play.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago ($5,300)

Still a nice price for a guy who has been very consistent. He was terrific against the Lakers, though understood about the competition there. If Jimmy Butler decides to cover Chandler instead of Arron Afflalo, I would hesitate here, though the value is hard to beat for such a high pace team.

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls @ Denver ($3,700)

Pau was back, and was magnificent to those who risked it and played him. Mirotic still showed why he was highly owned, knocking down his shots even in the reduced role. Gasol is playing the back end of the back/back, so Mirotic could sneak a few more minutes in there and get close to 25FP.

Other Plays: Pau Gasol, Bulls ($8,600), Kris Humphries, Wizards ($4,200), Draymond Green, Warriors ($6,900), Marreese Speights, Warriors ($5,400), Shawne Williams, Heat ($4,500)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): John Wall, Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta ($9,200)

Wall is playing great and the Hawks have historically struggled with keeping him in check when healthy. Jeff Teague can be a thief and a good shotblocker on the break, but he too often loses interest in staying in front of his man, which is fatal when that guy is Wall.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento ($7,400)

A consistent, safe pick in the mid tier against the Kings, who are sixth worst at defending the point guard position so far this season.

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Ben McLemore, Sacramento vs. New Orleans ($4,400)

Feel lovely about him at this price anyway, even better if the Pelicans throw the Austin Rivers/Jimmer Fredette defensive comedy act at SG to replace Eric Gordon.

Other Plays: DJ Augustin, Pistons, ($4,000), Stephen Curry, Warriors ($9,900), Mario Chalmers, Heat ($6,100), Klay Thompson, Warriors ($7,400), Shabazz Napier, Heat ($4,000), Darius Miller, Pelicans ($3,500)

The Slate:

Tuesday, November 25
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV TICKETS
Atlanta at Washington 7:00 PM TSOH CSNB
Golden State at Miami 7:30 PM CSNB SUN NBATV
Detroit at Milwaukee 8:00 PM FSDT FSWI
Sacramento at New Orleans 8:00 PM CSAC FSN
Chicago at Denver 9:00 PM CSNC ALT

 

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire RotoAdvice: Week 13

Jacksonville Jaguars v Indianapolis Colts

Dan Herron got an equal share of the carries for the Colts in Week 12, but is he worth a pickup for Week 13? Boom.

As always, let’s take a look at who’s below the 50 percent owned in CBS leagues.

The Quarterbacks:

Last Week: (Stanton, McCown – now 60%)

Zach Mettenberger, Tennessee Titans (10 percent owned)

Hey, they’re always losing and Mettenberger at least shows the desire and ability to try and get Justin Hunter involved, which pumps up the yardage. If you are looking this low for QBs at this point, you’re likely in a start 2-QB league or not contending at all, or both. Mettenberger has four straight bottom 10 pass defenses coming up.

The Running Backs:

Last week: (Sims – now 52%, Gray – now 83%)

Dan Herron, Indianapolis Colts (37 percent owned)

Boom Herron got the Ahmad Bradshaw carries, though we were told Trent Richardson was battling illness. Herron did as he did in the preseason, which was run well and better than Richardson, though he lost a key fumble near the end zone during the game. Key for fantasy purposes, of course. Washington, Dallas, Cleveland and Houston all left on the calendar. He’s worth starting as a flex, for sure.

Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders (28 percent owned)

I can’t believe the Raiders actually gave the talented Murray some run despite the presence of McFadden and Jones-Drew. He immediately paid dividends, scoring twice on four carries and then poof, he was gone into the land of concussions. Hope he’s well and plays again Week 13, though his run defense schedule features tougher matchups.

LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots (46 percent owned)

Heh heh. We said last week, when we threw Jonas Gray on the list, that it’s INSANE to bet on what the New England Patriots are going to do week to week at the running back position. Enter Blount, who was cut from the Steelers and then immediately scores two touchdowns for the Patriots in the lead back role. The same that was said for Gray can be said for Blount — he’s their kind of runner, obviously, and worth the gamble, though that’s completely what it is over there, a gamble.

The Wide Receivers:

Last week: Adams, Stills – now 61%)

James Jones, Oakland Raiders (40 percent owned)

Jones keeps on getting his targets, six more on Sunday, and got a TD, so he’s your solid, veteran pass catcher for a team that will likely have to pitch it around a little bit in games.

Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins (31 percent owned)

Landry is a talented receiver, and has been seeing plenty of targets and touchdowns for the Dolphins, who is a sneaky good passing team. Three of the last four games are against the bottom half of the pass coverage rankings. He’s not going off for 200 yards, but a 5-7 catch, 70 yards and a TD game is a wheelhouse game for Landry.

Charles Johnson, Minnesota Vikings (2 percent owned)

Charles Johnson is a thing, as he has had 7 targets and 11 targets on consecutive games. He’s a deep option, especially in the next two weeks when the Vikings face Carolina and the Jets.

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks from RotoAdvice

Orlando Magic v Charlotte Hornets

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we are all no longer Bobcats.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($8,700)

Al has been rolling and is one of the few efficient offensive points for the Charlotte offense. The Clippers have quietly snuck into the bottom 10 in team defense.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana ($6,300)

Chandler goes against a bottom five offense in Indiana, with a bottom five eFG%, which could mean loads of rebounds for the big guy. Also, likely not getting into foul trouble with Roy Hibbert set to miss the game.

Discount Rack (Under 5.0K): Ian Mahinmi, Indiana Pacers @ Dallas ($3,900)

With Hibbert out vs. Phoenix, Mahinmi threw up 31.5 FP and Hibbert is out again in Dallas.

Other Plays: Nik Vucevic, Magic ($9,000), Anderson Varejao, Cavs ($5,100), Jonas Valanciunas, Raptors ($5,700), Brandan Wright, Mavs ($4,600)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando ($10,100)

He hasn’t look good, which is to say, no-doubt MVP, but he has produced 42 FP/game while not being at his best. Against Orlando, whose pace has crept up the charts, like Cleveland, and being at home, should push him to close to value.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K):Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks ($6,000)

One team guards the three point line worse than the Knicks (Minnesota) so far this year and that doesn’t change with Jose Calderon running the point there.

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls @ Utah ($3,700)

Highly dependant on Pau Gasol availability and usage, as Taj Gibson is already out for the Jazz game. If Gasol misses another game, too, then Mirotic is due for very high minutes, like the 35 he received in Portland. 37 FP later and he’s a fine punt play if history repeats itself with Gasol.

Other Plays: Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Solomon Hill, Pacers ($5,200), Tobias Harris (GTD), Magic, ($7,200), Kostas Papanikolaou, Rockets ($4,400), Nerlens Noel, Sixers ($5,900)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): James Harden, Rockets vs. New York Knicks ($10,100)

No Dwight Howard tonight, so the burden falls squarely on Harden, who has the league’s fourth worst defense to contend with tonight. He’ll have the ball in his hands often as well, with Patrick Beverley out as well.

Mid-Tier (5K-7.5K): Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers ($6,900)

He’s been solid all season and has the not-so-difficult matchup of J.J. Redick and the defense averse Jamal Crawford in front of him tonight.

Discount Rack (Under 5K): Gary Neal, Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

And when Stephenson’s not lighting it up, it should be Neal, who has been right around 20FP in most full games he’s played this season.

Other Plays: Kyle Lowry, Raptors ($8,400), Kyrie Irving, Cavs ($7,900), Damian Lillard, Blazers ($8,700), Lou Williams, Raptors ($4,600),

The Slate:

Monday, November 24

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

TICKETS

LA Clippers at Charlotte

7:00 PM

FSW2

TSOH

Orlando at Cleveland

7:00 PM

FSFL

FSOH

Portland at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

CSNN

CSN

Phoenix at Toronto

7:30 PM

FSAZ

TSN2

New York at Houston

8:00 PM

MSG

CSN Houston

Indiana at Dallas

8:30 PM

FSMW

FSSW

Chicago at Utah

9:00 PM

CSNC

ROOT

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Deep Drivel: NFL Week 12 Recap and Commentary

Blount Love

Is LeGarrette Blount the luckiest man in the NFL. Deep Drivel says yes, yes he is.

Raiders 24, Chiefs 20:  This is the kind of defeat that can send a good team into a tailspin.  How do the Chiefs recover from this inexcusable loss?  This also isn’t the first time Andy Reid has completely gone away from his best player, Jamaal Charles (122 total yards, 1 TD), at the end of a close game.  Reid is an excellent program builder and will always field a competitive team, but that’s it.  He’s Marty Schottenheimer lite (or perhaps heavy).  Great googly moogly – you can go ahead and stick a fork in the Chiefs.

 

Browns 26, Falcons 24:  Browns fans jumped up and down with glee when Brian Hoyer (322 yards, 0 TD’s) threw his third hideous pick of the game, the last one appearing to be a game-crusher.  They just knew the Johnny Manziel era was about to begin and they could envision an era of real football starting.  Then the Falcons “defense” stepped in and transformed Hoyer in Johnny Unitas for the last minute of the game, and the Browns win.  Hooray?  The return of Josh Gordon (8-120) was a sight to behold.  An argument can be made he’s the best WR in the world.  Misses 3 months, ho-hum, 100 yard game.  Gordon AVERAGES 100 yard games.  His “good” games go for 180+.  Can you imagine this guy and a slippery playmaker like Johnny Football together?  Let’s pray we see it before we die of boredom.

 

Bears 21, Bucs 13:  This was a contest to see who could be the least incompetent.  How the hell do the Bears throw for 130 yards and win?  Perhaps the fact that lousy QB Josh McCown threw 48 passes explains it.  Talk about a recipe for disaster.  The poor fantasy owners that spent high draft picks on Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey are kicking themselves.  Both of these teams are completely lost on both sides of the ball.

 

Bengals 22, Texans 13:  The “good” Bengals decided to show up this week.  They held the ball most of the game, while Houston flailed around on offense.  Between Ryan Mallett (189 yards, 0 TD’s) throwing lasers into the stands and Alfred Blue (16-46) remembering he sucks, the Texans got behind and never threatened.  I think it’s obvious that the recent return of A.J. Green (12-121) makes an enormous difference for Cincinnati.

 

Colts 23, Jaguars 3:  Every now and then the Jaguars look like a real football team.  This wasn’t one of those days.  How does a horrific Colts defense hold anyone to 3 points?  Is Blake Bortles (146 yards, 0 TD’s) really the answer?  The Jaguars brass thinks so, but this is the same group of men that has lead this franchise into the toilet in the first place.

 

Packers 24, Vikings 21:  After crushing the souls of teams before halftime for weeks, Green Bay came out a bit flat for this one.  Aaron Rodgers (209 yards, 2 TD’s) was still rock-solid, but the Packers relied more on Eddie Lacy (25-125-1) this time. Perhaps they were looking ahead to their epic battle with New England next week.

 

Patriots 34, Lions 9:  Speaking of New England, Good God.  They are embarrassing the league right now.  Only the Patriots could bench a guy who rushed for 200 yards and 4 TD’s last week and actually look better.  And was LeGarrette Blount (12-78-2) born under a lucky star?  He gets cut for quitting on the Steelers, and ends up the starter on the best team in the league THE NEXT WEEK.  Tom Brady (349 yards, 2 TD’s) remains a man possessed.  Matt Stafford was 18 for 46 and looks like he’s forgotten how to play quarterback, taking the entire Lions offense down with him.

 

Eagles 43, Titans 24:  It’s was Philadelphia’s turn to stomp the bumbling Titans.  Mark Sanchez (307 yards, 1 TD) wasn’t particularly sharp, but he didn’t have to be with LeSean McCoy (21-130-1) finally looking like the guy he was last season.  Tennessee always gets down early and has to abandon the run (which sucks anyway), leaving the game in the hands of rookie stiff Zach Mettenberger (345 yards, 2 TD’s).  It’s not a formula for success, unless your goal is to have the #1 pick in the NFL draft.  They’ve got a legitimate shot.

 

Chargers 27, Rams 24:  The stumbling Chargers broke out in a big way against a good Rams defense, with Philip Rivers (291 yards, 1 TD) leading the charge.  Even fragile Ryan Mathews (12-105-1) lit it up without re-injuring something.  As usual, the Rams have no notables on offense at all.

 

Seahawks 19, Cardinals 3:  This is one of those unfortunate moments of reality for Cardinals fans when they realize they have Drew Stanton at quarterback.  Regardless of their current record, no one takes them seriously as contenders.  Ultimately, this was a defensive snoozefest.

 

49ers 17, Redskins 13:  Everyone knows the Redskins suck, but this 49ers team is also a mess.  They should have wiped the floor with Washington, especially with Robert Griffin III (106 yards, 0 TD’s) doing absolutely nothing through the air.  Instead this one somehow came down to the wire.  Embarrassing.

 

Broncos 39, Dolphins 36:  Miami is a team that has obviously come a long way, but still can’t win games like this.  Peyton Manning (257 yards, 4 TD’s) played well, and newbie C.J. Anderson (27-167-1) was spectacular.  Ryan Tannehill (228 yards, 3 TD’s) still shows occasional flashes, but never can seem to get it done with the game on the line.

 

See you next week.

Aaron Bland is the founder of the Florida Gators Message Board GatorChatter.com. His Deep Drivel appears every Monday on RotoAdvice and you can reach him on Twitter @AaronBlandRoto

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FanDuel Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks from RotoAdvice

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New Orleans Pelicans

Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we’re 200 miles from anywhere as the Brow flies.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

The Daily Picks are based on prices through FanDuel — get started playing daily fantasy basketball on FanDuel today! CLICK HERE!

The Centers:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Nik Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ Charlotte

I also like his counterpart in this game, Al Jefferson, but we’ll go with Vuc, who has been a double-double machine so far this season.

Discount Rack (<7K): Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio ($5,500)

Not as great a value as last time, and we can’t count on a ton of steals like that game, but Dieng still provides value at this number

Other Plays: Marcin Gortat, Wizards ($6,800), Brandan Wright, Mavs ($4,300), Marc Gasol, Grizzlies ($8,100)

The Forwards:

Top Tier (7.5K+): Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver ($11,800)

It’s a big number, it is, but he’s the best and against Denver, he could return the 59 or so FP he needs to value. With so many value plays in action tonight, it can be done.

Discount Rack (<7K): Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans ($3,900)

With Kevin Martin out for a month, Shabazz may shoot it all night long. Muhammad had started the last game and played very well, making more than value. Now, at this number, he’s still a great rack pick.

Other Plays: Markieff Morris, Suns ($6,800), Greg Monroe, Pistons ($7,000), Channing Frye, Magic ($5,000), Boris Diaw, Spurs ($4,800), Zach Randolph, Grizzlies ($8,000), Nerlens Noel, 76ers vs. Phoenix ($5,700)

The Guards:

Top Tier (7.5K+) Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Utah ($10,000)

Love John Wall, too, vs. Cleveland, but Curry goes against the fourth worst defensive efficiency in the league and he’s at home. At a 50FP value point, he’s beautiful. Plus, it’s nice to have a top guy out West when you are rising up the standings.

Discount Rack (<7K): Kyle Korver, Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit ($5,400)

We’re rolling the dice. Something is wrong with the Hawks in that they haven’t been working to get the best shooter in the league some shots. Against the Lakers, they lagged in getting him going, instead using a lot of pick and roll with Teague in that matchup. When they did turn him loose, he knocked down his shots, so it’s not an injury. Think they’ll move him around, as per beginning of the season, against the Pistons.

Other Plays: Tyreke Evans, Pelicans ($7,600), Eric Bledsoe, Suns ($6,800), Gary Neal, Hornets ($4,000), Jimmy Butler, Bulls ($7,700),

The Slate:

Friday, November 21

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Detroit at Atlanta

7:30 PM

FSDT

TSOH

Orlando at Charlotte

7:00 PM

FSFL

TSOH

Phoenix at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSAZ

CSN

Milwaukee at Toronto

7:30 PM

FSWI

TSN

Boston at Memphis

8:00 PM

CSNN

TSOH

San Antonio at Minnesota

8:00 PM

FSSW

FSN

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

YES

FSOK

Cleveland at Washington

8:00 PM

FSOH

CSNB

ESPN

LA Lakers at Dallas

8:30 PM

TWC SN

FSSW

New Orleans at Denver

9:00 PM

FSN

ALT

Utah at Golden State

10:30 PM

ROOT

CSNB

Chicago at Portland

10:30 PM

WGN

CSNN

ESPN

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Daily Fantasy Football Picks from RotoAdvice: Week 12

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The Quarterbacks:

High $$$ QB:

Cash: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota ($10,200)

It’s pricy, but he’s the best in the league right now. He’s seems to get two games worth of production in a half’s worth.

Tourney: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($9,000)

Liked Manning here, too, as both will likely be low owned in the top tier, but we’ll go with Brees, who typically performs well at home and Baltimore’s pass coverage has been near or in the bottom ten all year.

MID-TIER QB:

Cash: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($7,300)

In this price range, it’s a better bet to go with Kaep against a woeful Washington defense, which is equally bad against run and pass, which suits Kaepernick perfectly.

Tourney: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland ($7,600)

Ryan is underpriced, really, and should be really low owned, considering the consensus blech folks feel about the Falcons right now. But they are division leading! Cleveland’s pass coverage is stout, their pass rush is meh, so Ryan should have time to get the ball to Julio Jones, et al in a temperature controlled environment.

DISCOUNT RACK QB:

Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis ($6,300)

They are going to be trailing and the Colts defense is friendly to offenses, leaving Bortles in position to post some FP. You could look at Ryan Mallett, but he’s $600 more expensive and the Texans are at home and may be winning, limiting Mallett’s pass ops. Bortles can also run for yards, a bonus.

WHO WE’RE STARTING THIS WEEKRodgers, Ryan

The Running Backs:

High $$$ RB:

Cash: DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants ($9,000)

It’s a good matchup anyway and then toss in some possible bad weather and he’s steady as she goes in the cash game RB slot.

Tourney: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona ($8,800)

Arizona is no wilting flower vs. the run, in fact they are a top 10 run defense. Howevah, Lynch is Beast Mode at home, the weather may play into his game and nobody will be on him at this number, which isn’t too high for his situation.

MID-TIER RB:

Cash: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tennessee ($7,700)

Nice price, good matchup, high upside. McCoy will be rostered heavily this week.

Tourney: Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($6,900)

You just made a carrot face at the thought of this, I know. Hey, this is why he’s a good tourney play, nobody likes Frank Gore. But wait, the matchup is tender, the volume is there — it’s not sexy, but it could pay off big.

DISCOUNT RACK RB:

Cash: Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville ($5,700)

Underpriced due to Bradshaw going out and facing an easy defense, at home, is going to make TRich a very trendy play, and a relatively safe one at this price.

Tourney: Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay ($5,600)

Lots of value at RB today, which is why someone like McKinnon is going to go overlooked. Add in the Ben Tate news and the Packers defense and it’ll get lost that the Packers aren’t epic against the run and McKinnon has been good (13th overall at RB metrics) in that category.

Longest of Shots: Daniel Herron, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville ($4,500)

Swinging for the fences? Try Herron, who was really good during the preseason and could have a Donald Brown like role here. I find it hard to believe that the team is simply going to give every snap to TRich. Plus, if the team is pounding the Jags, Herron will get even more run.

WHO WE’RE STARTING:Lynch, McCoy, TRich

The Wide Receivers:

High $$$ Receiver:

Cash: Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota ($9,000)

Has been money in the bank all year and when you toss in the Vikings average pass coverage, he’s a good bet at this tier.

Tourney: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland ($8,000)

Still underpriced and he will get to the end zone, Jones is an excellent tourney play while other heads are turned to Josh Gordon, Mike Evans and the like.

MID-TIER Receiver:

Cash: Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans ($6,500)

Good matchup and solid play for the dollars, Smith figures to be a good play against the Saints and their last-ranked pass coverage, indoors at New Orleans.

Tourney: Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington ($6,800)

We’ve discussed the matchup against Washington, who is bad everywhere defensively, and so Boldin becomes the most likely to benefit and may be lightly owned at this price.

DISCOUNT RACK Receiver:

Cash: Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($6,000)

What is the world we are living in when Colston is in the rack? Oh, that’s right, he’s a glorified second tight end for New Orleans right now. Still, with Brandin Cooks being lost for the season, the race is on for those targets, and at home with Brees, Colston is a safe play.

Tourney: Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($5,900)

For $100 less, you can roll the dice that it will be Stills who can take advantage of Cooks’ injury. Reminder here that Baltimore’s pass coverage metrics are not good and Jimmy Smith is gone for the season.

WHO WE’RE STARTING: Jones, Boldin, Stills

The Tight Ends:

All Tiers:

Cash: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore ($7,500)

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots vs. Detroit ($8,100)

Every week while they are healthy, I say. Graham’s price goes down $500 even though it’s a good pass matchup AND they are at home. Gronk is Avenger-like stomping his way into the end zone last week to carry some cash home to his owners who believed in him. I believe in you, Gronk!!

Tourney: Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos vs. Miami ($5,300)

You’re going to say, but wait, Jason, why not Coby Fleener for just $100 more with a better matchup? Because everybody will be on Fleener this week if they are saving a buck that they are not giving to Gronk or Graham. Tamme could catch three TDs from Manning in Denver, who knows? And with Julius and Emmanuel Sanders out, the attention will be more on the wideouts and Tamme left free to roam and score FP .

Unless I am overthinking it. Which I probably am. I can live with that.

WHO WE’RE STARTING: Gronk over Graham because nobody is stopping Gronk right now.

Weather Watch:

Bucs @ Bears: RAIN

Cardinals @ Seahawks: RAIN

Cowboys @ Giants: RAIN

 

The Slate:

 

SUN, NOV 23

TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION

Cincinnati at Houston

1:00 PM

CBS

NRG Stadium

Cleveland at Atlanta

1:00 PM

CBS

Georgia Dome

Tennessee at Philadelphia

1:00 PM

CBS

Lincoln Financial Field

Detroit at New England

1:00 PM

FOX

Gillette Stadium

Green Bay at Minnesota

1:00 PM

FOX

TCF Bank Stadium

Jacksonville atIndianapolis

1:00 PM

CBS

Lucas Oil Stadium

Tampa Bay at Chicago

1:00 PM

FOX

Soldier Field

Arizona at Seattle

4:05 PM

FOX

CenturyLink Field

St. Louis at San Diego

4:05 PM

FOX

Qualcomm Stadium

Miami at Denver

4:25 PM

CBS

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Washington at San Francisco

4:25 PM

CBS

Levi’s Stadium

Dallas at NY Giants

8:30 PM

NBC

MetLife Stadium

MON, NOV 24

TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION

NY Jets at Buffalo

7:00 PM

CBS

Ford Field

Baltimore at New Orleans

8:30 PM

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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