November 28, 2023
NBA DFS Picks: Yahoo technique for Jan. 18
NBA DFS Picks: Yahoo technique for Jan. 18

Jaren Jackson Jr. and the Grizzlies host the Cavaliers on Wednesday evening.

We’re set for a nine-game slate Wednesday evening that options loads of what needs to be extremely aggressive video games. There are three contests between groups with .500 or higher data and a number of other others that includes groups hovering proper across the .500 mark.

As customary, we’ll spotlight a number of advantageous positional matchups to take advantage of at every place to your Yahoo Fantasy lineups, in addition to trio of candidates that could be greatest to keep away from because of a mix of circumstances/wage. 


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, OKC vs. IND ($46): Gilgeous-Alexander has unsurprisingly been integral to the Thunder’s current surge, scoring 42.9 to 63.6 Yahoo factors in six of the final seven video games whereas capturing 52.4% over that span. His stat line throughout that span has been extraordinarily well-rounded, as he’s put up 29.7 factors, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.4 blocks throughout 35.3 minutes per contest. He’ll now face a Pacers crew nonetheless lacking Tyrese Haliburton (knee/elbow) within the backcourt and permitting the third-most Yahoo factors to PGs (51.4) within the final seven video games, three of which Haliburton has missed.

Terry Rozier, CHA at HOU ($27): Rozier carries a palatable wage for a participant who’s had 31.3 Yahoo factors or extra in seven straight video games, a stretch that features tallies of 48.5 and 49.4. The veteran guard is capturing a crisp 49.0%, together with 37.3% from behind the arc over that span, whereas providing his ordinary strong manufacturing in non-scoring classes (4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals). He’ll be in a major spot for one more massive evening Wednesday because the Rockets are surrendering 41.8 Yahoo factors per sport to two-guards, together with the fourth-most made 3-pointers (3.59) and most steals (1.98) to the place.   

ALSO CONSIDER: Ja Morant, MEM vs. CLE ($44)

Guard to Keep away from

CJ McCollum, NOP vs. MIA ($38): McCollum undeniably has loads of expertise, however he could nicely carry too excessive a wage for Wednesday’s matchup. The Warmth have been powerful on level guards many of the season, rating within the high half of the league in offensive effectivity ranking allowed to the place (25.5) and giving up the fifth-fewest Yahoo factors per sport to PGs (44.7) as nicely. Miami might even have Kyle Lowry (knee) again in motion Wednesday, which might make McCollum’s path to a sport that actually justifies his wage much more difficult.


Jaren Jackson Jr., MEM vs. CLE ($35): Jackson’s wage continues to be very cheap and largely stationary regardless of the very fact the large man has scored 42.9 to 54.5 Yahoo factors in 4 of the final six video games alone, a pattern that features three tallies over 50. Jackson’s shot-blocking prowess helps prop up his manufacturing properly, as he’s driving a jaw-dropping streak of 14 straight video games with a number of swats. Jackson faces a Cavaliers crew permitting 49.9% capturing, together with 40.8% from 3-point vary, to energy forwards, together with 43.8 Yahoo factors per sport to the place.

Jabari Smith Jr., HOU vs. CHA ($20): Smith is having fun with a powerful rookie season that features averages of 12.1 factors, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 help throughout 29.9 minutes per contest. He checks into Wednesday’s favorable matchup averaging 17.7 factors, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 blocks throughout his final three video games. The younger massive ought to have a strong likelihood of outperforming his wage Wednesday because the Hornets are permitting the second-highest offensive effectivity ranking to energy forwards (29.3), together with the second-most Yahoo factors per sport to the place (47.3), together with probably the most within the final 15 contests (52.3).

ALSO CONSIDER: Julius Randle, NYK vs. WAS ($44)

Ahead to Keep away from

John Collins, ATL at DAL ($25): Collins is a troublesome participant to know from evening to nighttime, however he checks into Wednesday having scored below 20 Yahoo factors in two straight and not more than 26.9 in his final 4 general. He actually has the ceiling for a 40-Yahoo-point tally, so whereas there’s some threat in fading him, there are additionally loads of different forwards round his wage vary which might be able to delivering related returns, subsequently providing you an opportunity to nonetheless hold tempo even when he does snap out of his funk. 


Bam Adebayo, MIA at NOP ($35): Adebayo checks into Wednesday’s interconference conflict on a month-plus tear that has seen him common 22.3 factors, 11.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks throughout 34.9 minutes during the last 18 video games. The large man has 13 double-doubles in that stretch as nicely and has scored at the least 40 Yahoo factors on 14 events. He now tangles with a Pelicans squad that’s allowed the sixth-highest offensive effectivity ranking to facilities (34.1) and the fourth-most Yahoo factors per sport to the place within the final 15 (59.0).

Myles Turner, IND at OKC ($28): Turner is one other massive man that would nicely overdeliver on his wage Wednesday, because the opposing Thunder have allowed the Twelfth-highest offensive effectivity ranking to facilities (32.2), together with the sixth-most Yahoo factors per sport to the place (55.4). It’s additionally value noting Oklahoma Metropolis has given up the fourth-most blocks per sport (5.3), a very related stat when contemplating Turner has a number of swats in 5 consecutive contests, a stretch throughout which he’s eclipsed 50 Yahoo factors twice and has put up no fewer than 34.4 Yahoo factors.  

ALSO CONSIDER: Domantas Sabonis, SAC at LAL ($45); Alperen Sengun, HOU vs. CHA ($22)

Middle to Keep away from

Rudy Gobert, MIN at DEN ($28): Gobert’s wage isn’t prohibitive by any means, however he is available in combating a groin harm that has him saddled with a questionable tag as of Wednesday morning. That’s led to abbreviated outings for him in his final two video games when he’s tried to play by it. Gobert additionally scored solely 22.3 Yahoo factors in 27 minutes throughout his one prior encounter towards the Nuggets. With so many different facilities in favorable matchups Wednesday, he’s a participant to keep away from.


Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the 12 months Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been enjoying fantasy sports activities for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Enviornment Soccer for, together with serving because the beat author for groups in a number of sports activities. He has beforehand written for and stays an avid season-long and day by day fantasy participant in a number of sports activities as nicely.