RotoWire Partners
Alex Rikleen

Alex Rikleen

Alex Rikleen Twitter

Rikleen writes the NBA column "Numbers Game," which decodes the math that underpins fantasy basketball. A certified math teacher, Rikleen decided the field of education pays too well, so he left it for writing. He is a Boston College graduate living in Delaware.

Fantasy sports articles written by Alex Rikleen

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday-Saturday Picks

Alex Rikleen breaks down a unique two-game slate that spans from Wednesday to Saturday, locking in Al Horford of the Celtics as his go-to center in Game 1 against the Cavs.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday-Friday Picks

While James Harden should get plenty of attention for the Thursday-Friday two-game slate, Alex Rikleen explains why John Wall shouldn't be forgotten.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday-Thursday Picks

James Harden is the most expensive player on the Wednesday-Thursday slate, but Alex Rikleen explains why he can't be avoided.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

The Celtics have been unable to slow John Wall down during their second-round series, and Alex Rikleen sees no reason why that should change in Game 3 on Thursday.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Alex Rikleen breaks down Wednesday's playoff slate on FanDuel as Tony Parker and the Spurs take on the Rockets.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Paying up for stars becomes more important on small slates like Thursday's, but Alex Rikleen explains why DeMar DeRozan may not be worth the investment.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Wednesday's two-game slate doesn't have many elite players, which means paying up for John Wall will be a necessity, according to Alex Rikleen.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

DeMar DeRozan is the most expensive guard on Thursday's three-game slate, and his price is making Alex Rikleen look for other options at the shooting guard spot.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

With so few high-priced forwards on Wednesday's three-game slate, paying up for Kevin Durant is almost required.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

With the top seed in the Eastern Conference up for grabs, Alex Rikleen is expecting a big performance from the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas.

Category Strategy: The Final Three Days

Josh Richardson is the rare shooting guard who can consistently rack up blocked shots.

Numbers Game: Analyzing Scoring Trends

Alex Rikleen looks at the math behind this season's increased scoring and whether it actually might not a good thing for big men to be taking so many three-point shots.

FantasyDraft NBA: Thursday Values

Damian Lillard struggled Tuesday against the Jazz, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Trail Blazers guard should bounce back Thursday against the Timberwolves.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Karl-Anthony Towns is a bit overpriced Thursday, but Alex Rikleen explains why he should still garner serious fantasy consideration.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Wednesday's matchup with the Warriors isn't an easy one, but Alex Rikleen explains why Devin Booker should still get plenty of fantasy consideration.

Category Strategy: Week 24

With the two-seed locked up, the Spurs could rest Tony Parker down the stretch, meaning more minutes for Patty Mills.

FantasyDraft NBA: Thursday Values

Kris Dunn is a solid producer when he gets enough minutes, which should be the case Thursday against the Lakers.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

While the matchup against Andre Drummond seems intimidating, Alex Rikleen explains why Brook Lopez makes for a solid fantasy play Thursday against the Pistons.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

The Clippers have a solid matchup Wednesday against the Wizards, who will be on the second night of a back-to-back, but Alex Rikleen explains why that doesn't necessarily mean good things for Blake Griffin.

Category Strategy: Week 23

While his production can vary on a game-to-game basis, Nikola Mirotic is a player worth keeping an eye on as the season comes to a close.

Numbers Game: Where to Look for Blocks

Alex Rikleen does the math to figure out the best places to find blocks on the waiver wire, which is not as easy as it seems at first glance.

FantasyDraft NBA: Thursday Values

Damian Lillard has been scoring at will lately, and Alex Rikleen explains why it's likely to continue Thursday against the Knicks.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Jonas Valanciunas' minutes have been limited since Serge Ibaka joined the Raptors, but with the latter suspended Thursday, the former could get a huge bump in playing time.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

The power forward pool is unusually light Wednesday, which makes the Hornets' Frank Kaminsky stand out as a solid fantasy option against the Magic.

Category Strategy: Youth Movement

With less than a month remaining in the regular season, some teams have handed more minutes over to young players.

FantasyDraft NBA: Thursday Values

Elfrid Payton has been dominant of late, and Alex Rikleen explains why it's likely to continue Thursday against the Warriors.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Carmelo Anthony has been a very consistent fantasy option this season, and Alex Rikleen explains why he has solid upside Thursday against the Nets.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Devin Booker has been on a roll since the All-Star break, and Alex Rikleen explains why it should continue Wednesday against the Kings.

Category Strategy: Lots of Points, Fewer Assists

As we enter the final stretch of the regular season, Alex Rikleen offers his advice on which players to consider on the waiver wire.

Numbers Game: What Makes FantasyDraft Different?

Alex Rikleen breaks down the key differences between FantasyDraft and the other three major DFS sites to ease the transition for new players.

FantasyDraft NBA: Thursday Values

Russell Westbrook's salary is sky high for Thursday's game against the Spurs, but Alex Rikleen explains why it's worth the investment.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

There isn't a ton of value in the mid-tier for Thursday's slate, which means it should be a bit easier fitting LeBron James into fantasy lineups.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to stuff the stat sheet, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Greek Freak is best avoided Wednesday against the Knicks.

Category Strategy: Deep League Special

Alex Rikleen breaks down the available options for deep leagues, headlined by the youth-infused Phoenix Suns.

Numbers Game: Are They Who We Thought They Were?

Alex Rikleen analyzes whether the fantasy production of players remains stable and predictable after they are traded. Are they who we thought they were?

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Kemba Walker has scored at least 30 points in three of four games since the All-Star break, and he has a great opportunity to do it again Thursday against the Suns.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Hassan Whiteside is averaging 20.5 points and 18.0 rebounds per game over his last two, and he has a great opportunity to increase those numbers Wednesday against the 76ers.

Category Strategy: Trade Deadline Fallout Dominates Waivers

With a number of player on the move at the deadline, Alex Rikleen breaks down who you should be prioritizing on the waiver wire.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

The NBA returns from the All-Star break with a six-game slate, though Thursday's trade deadline could affect some rotations, making it important to focus on consistent performers like Blake Griffin.

Category Strategy: Profiting From Trades

This week, Alex Rikleen dives into which players could benefit most as the trade deadline approaches.

Numbers Game: Scores rising

Alex Rikleen examines the impact of increased scoring in the NBA and how that might change the way fantasy owners approach the second half of the season.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Despite a small two-game slate, Alex Rikleen explains why the Celtics' Al Horford could be avoided Thursday against the Bulls.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Anthony Davis usually has a very high fantasy upside, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Pelicans big man could be avoided on Wednesday's massive 14-game slate.

Category Strategy: The Importance of Schedules

With Serge Ibaka on his way to Toronto, Aaron Gordon should take on more responsibility.

Numbers Game: Position Scarcity & Trade Deadlines

Alex Rikleen looks at the math behind position scarcity and why it wouldn't make sense for a fantasy owner to trade James Harden for even Kevin Durant.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

A point guard facing the Celtics is usually worthy of serious fantasy consideration, and that player Thursday is the Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

There are likely to be plenty of points scored in the Clippers-Knicks game on Wednesday, which means Blake Griffin should draw plenty of attention from fantasy players.

Category Strategy: Week 16

With Zach LaVine out for the season, a healthy Kris Dunn could emerge as a source of consistent assists.

Numbers Game: Are Steals Predictable?

Alex Rikleen dives into the math to find out if we can predict steals by looking at certain metrics for certain teams. And, if so, how does it apply to fantasy hoops?

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

The Sixers' big man rotation has been inconsistent of late, and matching up against the Spurs on Thursday doesn't lend itself to plenty of fantasy optimism for Nerlens Noel.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

DeAndre Jordan was a very consistent fantasy producer when Blake Griffin was out injured, but with the latter back, the former becomes an avoid candidate.

Category Strategy: Rookies Emerging

Finally healthy, Alec Burks has scored in double-figures in five straight games.

Numbers Game: How Missed Shots Impact Rebounds

Alex Rikleen wants to know if other factors besides rebound percentage can help predict players who will thrive on the glass. Check out what he found.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Russell Westbrook's high salary has made it tough for him to turn a fantasy profit lately, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Thunder star is still worthy of fantasy consideration Thursday against the Mavericks.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Al Horford has been overproducing his salary for much of January, and he has an excellent opportunity to keep it going Wednesday against the Rockets.

Category Strategy: More Injuries & Rotation Shake-ups

Up to his old tricks, red-hot Dion Waiters (18% owned in ESPN leagues) has been a viable source of scoring for a depleted Miami backcourt.

Numbers Game: Fantasy All-Stars

Alex Rikleen picks his Fantasy All-Star team using some math to determine the lineup. Will Russell Westbrook be snubbed from his All-Star team too?

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

DeAndre Jordan continues to profit consistently, and he has a great opportunity to keep it going Thursday against the Timberwolves.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Facing off against the 76ers used to be easy pickings for DFS players, but Alex Rikleen explains why DeMar DeRozan is best left avoided Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Category Strategy: Injuries Creating Opportunity

Cody Zeller is averaging 6.4 rebounds per game on the season and is available in 30% of ESPN leagues.

Numbers Game: The Impact of Trades on Assists

Alex Rikleen looks at which players could see increased assists, and which could go the other way, if they are traded in the coming weeks.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Thursday's slate tips off with a 3:00 p.m. EST game between the Pacers and Nuggets in London, a matchup Alex Rikleen likes for center Myles Turner.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

DeAndre Jordan has been incredibly consistent over the past few weeks, and he makes for a very safe play Wednesday against the Magic.

Category Strategy: Unusual Schedule Demands Attention

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott are worth a look, as the Bulls play five games in a week for the only time this season.

Numbers Game: How Much Does Team Rebound Percentage Matter?

Alex Rikleen looks at the impact of team rebound percentage on the league's best rebounders. How much does it matter if good rebounder plays an equally good rebounding opponent? The answer surprised Alex.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Anthony Davis always brings plenty of upside when he takes the court, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Pelicans center may be avoided Thursday against the Hawks.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Carmelo Anthony's minutes have been inconsistent of late, and matching up against the long and athletic Bucks wings could cause him trouble Wednesday.

Category Strategy: Long-term, short-term adds

After a rough start to the season, the Pelicans' Buddy Hield has worked his way back into the rotation.

Numbers Game: Free-Throw Market Realignment

Alex Rikleen looks at the revolution at the charity stripe where players like Jimmy Butler have joined the league's elite foul shooters to upend the free-throw market.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Kyle Lowry's playing time is incredibly consistent, and a matchup against the Suns on Thursday makes him a very attractive fantasy option.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Derrick Rose's decreased price is too low to ignore Wednesday, even against a Hawks defense that has been decent against point guards.

Category Strategy: Deep League Special

Alex Rikleen takes a look at players who are virtually unowned but could end up making an impact for your fantasy team.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

There is some blowout potential in the Heat-Lakers game on Thursday, but Alex Rikleen still likes the idea of building a fantasy lineup around Hassan Whiteside.

Category Strategy: Early Standouts Returning From Injury

Robert Covington is averaging better than 15 points per game over his last five contests.

Numbers Game: Analyzing Early Season Trends

Alex Rikleen looks at league trends as the NBA completes the first third of its season, including impact of

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

While the matchup may be encouraging on paper, Alex Rikleen explains why Devin Booker may not be the best fantasy option Thursday, unlike one of his teammates.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

With multiple high-priced forwards available for Wednesday's slate, Alex Rikleen makes the case for the Pacers' Paul George.

Category Strategy: Waivers in the West

Patrick Beverley, owned in only 20% of ESPN leagues, has been a steady source of three-pointers this season.

Numbers Game: Investigating Back-to-Backs

Alex Rikleen investigates whether players really perform worse on the second night of a back-to-back and what the impact of that is for players and fantasy owners alike.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Rajon Rondo has been underpriced for much of the season, but Alex Rikleen explains why the Bulls guard should be avoided Thursday against the Spurs.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo has one of the highest fantasy floors in the league, and Alex Rikleen explains why his upside is even higher than usual Wednesday.

Category Strategy: Injuries Impacting the Wire

Frank Kaminsky's minutes have risen to more than 31 per game over the last two-plus weeks.

Numbers Game: Down Year for Rookies?

Alex Rikleen analyzes the year rookies are enduring in the NBA this season and whether it makes sense to hang onto anyone other than Joel Embiid.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Saturday Picks

Gordon Hayward is coming off one of his best games of season, and RotoWire's Alex Rikleen explains why the Jazz forward makes for another solid play Saturday against the Nuggets.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

After a dominant performance Wednesday against the Nuggets, fantasy players may be drawn to the Heat's Hassan Whiteside, but Alex Rikleen explains why his matchup Thursday isn't as favorable.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

While Bradley Beal may be a solid play Wednesday against the Thunder, Alex Rikleen explains why John Wall may be one to avoid.

Category Strategy: True Specialists Edition

Back with the Suns after missing eight games, Tyson Chandler is unowned in two-thirds of CBS leagues.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Blake Griffin has been stuffing the stat sheet recently, and he has an excellent matchup Wednesday against the Mavericks to keep it going.

Category Strategy: Deep League Special

Even as Tony Parker's minutes and scoring have waned, he's remained one of the NBA's most efficient point guards.

Numbers Game: How Host Sites Hurt Fantasy Teams

Alex Rikleen explains how a site's rules can cause fantasy owners to overlook some players and mis-value other players. Why is a player like Will Barton valued differently across various sites?

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been filling up the stat sheet this season, but his inconsistency makes it tough to spend up for him Thursday against the Heat.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Wednesday's 11-game slate is packed with superstars, but Alex Rikleen explains why LeBron James may not be worth the huge fantasy investment.

Category Strategy: Out-Of-Position Stats

Alex Rikleen takes a look at a number of players, like Nikola Mirotic, who provide value not typically found at their position.

Numbers Game: How Consistent are Defenses?

Alex Rikleen looks at defensive consistency and whether fantasy owners can expect the same defensive team to stay strong throughout the year.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Hassan Whiteside is always capable of an explosive game, but Alex Rikleen explains why that's unlikely to happen Thursday against the Bulls.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

John Wall has significant fantasy upside any time he takes the floor, but Alex Rikleen warns why the Wizards guard is unlikely to break out Wednesday against the Celtics.

Category Strategy: Short-Term Production in High Supply

Alex Rikleen combs the waiver wire for available players who can provide immediate value in each fantasy category.

Numbers Game: Does Pace Really Matter?

Alex Rikleen examines the notion that the faster a team plays, the more fantasy points it will produce.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Myles Turner has settled down a bit since his explosive opening night, but RotoWire's Alex Rikleen explains why the Pacers center could break out Thursday against the Bucks.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Anthony Davis' production has been incredible to start the season, and while his salary continues to rise, RotoWire's Alex Rikleen is going to keep paying it.

Category Strategy: Starters Are Still Out There

Alex Rikleen takes a look at which players on the waiver wire could immediately provide tangible boosts in each of the primary fantasy categories.

Numbers Game: Understanding Opponent Strength

Alex Rikleen looks at how to evaluate opponent strength early in the season when data is scarce. Here's a hint: avoid the Spurs.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Thursday Picks

Dennis Schroeder is starting in Atlanta but is still priced like a back up on Yahoo, allowing fantasy players to get a great value Thursday.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Wednesday Picks

Clint Capela is now starting in Houston for the departed Dwight Howard, but he's still priced like a backup, which daily fantasy basketball players should take advantage of Wednesday.

Category Strategy: It's Never Too Early to Start Improving

Alex Rikleen takes a look at players who may have been overlooked in drafts who can help your team immediately.

Numbers Game: Stat Benchmarks for Team Building

In his new weekly column, Alex Rikleen looks at a number of stat categories in most fantasy basketball leagues and tries to establish benchmarks for managers to target when drafting.

DFS Basketball 101: How to Play Daily Fantasy Basketball

There are a number of strategies to use when playing daily fantasy basketball, and Alex Rikleen breaks down how to pick the right contest, which stats to use for research, and other tools to help DFS players win.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

The NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday could mix things up for fantasy players, but Kyrie Irving looks set for a big night regardless of whether the Bulls change things up.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Serge Ibaka has struggled significantly of late, but with a very small slate of games and his overwhelming talent, a breakout game could be extremely helpful in GPPs.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

With a lot of playable cheaper options during Thursday's slate, Alex Rikleen is going to be all over Andre Drummond against the Knicks.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Otto Porter has been very hit-or-miss this season, but he continues to get solid playing time and has a good matchup Thursday to payoff for fantasy owners.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

With J.J. Redick getting so much attention due to his recent 40-point outing, Alex Rikleen advises to go with his teammate Jamal Crawford, who has been more consistent and cheaper.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Rudy Gobert is now four games back from injury and looks like a solid fantasy play Thursday against a weak Kings defense.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Two of the worst defenses in the league face off against each other Thursday, and DeMarcus Cousins looks to be the biggest beneficiary.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Meyers Leonard has started to find his groove offensively, and his lower price on DraftKings could make him an excellent value during Thursday's slate.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Kobe Bryant has struggled with his efficiency this season, but with daily games relying on total production, the future Hall of Famer has been solidly helpful of late.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

On a relatively small slate Thursday, Russell Westbrook looks like a player to pay up for, and Alex Rikleen has a few value suggestions to easily fit in the Thunder superstar.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Despite being moved to a reserve role, Victor Oladipo has been more efficient off the bench, and he remains a solid play on DraftKings.

DraftKings NBA: Thursday Cheat Sheet

Klay Thompson is shooting 45 percent from three over his last four games and now faces a Timberwolves team allowing the third most attempts from deep this season.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

The available centers for Thursday's daily contests look bleak, but Rudy Gobert could be just the play to help fantasy players win some cash.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

Paul George has the upside of a top-10 NBA player, and while he looks fully healthy following a serious leg injury, he's still fairly underpriced in daily games.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday-Friday Contests

DraftKings is hosting Thursday-Friday two-day contests combining the single games on Thursday and Friday. RotoWire's Alex Rikleen has his favorite picks.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday-Thursday Contests

DraftKings is hosting Wednesday-Thursday two-day contests combining the single games on Wednesday and Thursday. RotoWire's Alex Rikleen has his favorite picks.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With just two games on the slate Wednesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

Pau Gasol was one of the most consistent performers throughout the regular season, and that production has carried over into the playoffs.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With just two games on the slate Wednesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With just three games on the slate Wednesday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 14 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 13 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just three games on the slate Thursday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 13 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Thursday, but Alex Rikleen has a few suggested plays.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 11 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

RotoWire's Alex Rikleen highlights several cheap value plays for Thursday on DraftKings

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 10 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With a full schedule Wednesday, there are plenty of places to find value on DraftKings

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 12 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Thursday, but Alex Rikleen has a few suggested plays.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 11 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just three games on the slate Thursday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 10 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just three games on the slate Thursday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 13 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With seven games on the slate, there should be a good mix of low, mid, and high-tier salaries to create interesting lineups with high potential Wednesday.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Christmas Day

With five games on the slate, there aren't many value plays, making choosing the right high-salaried and mid-tier players key on Thursday.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With four games on the slate, finding the right mix may be hard Thursday, but Alex Rikleen has a few suggested plays.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 10 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 10 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

There are 10 games on the slate for Wednesday, and with plenty of injury-replacement players avaialable on cheap contracts, it'll be interesting to see some of the top scoring lineups.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

There are 13 games on the slate for Wednesday, and with plenty of injury-replacement players avaialable on cheap contracts, it'll be interesting to see some of the top scoring lineups.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the slate Thurday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

There are 11 games on the slate for Wednesday, and with plenty of injury-replacement players avaialable on cheap contracts, it'll be interesting to see some of the top scoring lineups.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just four games on the slate Thursday, finding good value plays may be more difficult than usual.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With nine games on the slate Wednesday, finding the right lineup is going to take getting the right mix of high-salaried and low-salaried players. Alex Rikleen

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

What do you go with just two games on the slate and four teams to use players from? We break it down.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

There are 12 games on the slate for Wednesday, and with plenty of injury-replacement players avaialable on cheap contracts, it'll be interesting to see some of the top scoring lineups.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With five games on the slate, there aren't many value plays, making choosing the right high-salaried and mid-tier players key on Thursday.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 13 games on the slate, finding the right mix of value plays and high-salaried players is going to be key to winning contests on DraftKings.

NBA Team Previews: Philadelphia 76ers

Michael Carter-Williams has a great opportunity to be the most valuable on a destitute team. He was a top-15 player in head-to-head leagues last season, but can he improve his efficiency to be better in rotisserie?

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

With just two games on the schedule, finding the right value plays will make a difference in whether or not you finish in the money.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Friday

There are three Game Sixes scheduled for Friday, with some interesting options to consider as value plays in fantasy daily games

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Sunday

Don't just watch the NBA playoffs, be a part of it. Play daily games, and have more to root for ... and against.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

There are 10 games Wednesday with some risky value options who could be the difference in finishing in or out of the money.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Wednesday

With 10 games on the schedule, there are a number of good value plays

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Monday

With seven games on the schedule for Monday, RotoWire's Alex Rikleen breaks down the night's best value plays.

Daily Games Cheat Sheet: Thursday

There are just two games on the slate, which always make picking the right mix interesting and sometimes awkward.

NBA Draft Kit: Daily Preseason Blogs

RotoWire's daily preseason news and analysis blogs on RotoSynthesis are live. Register, read, and comment on all the developments.

NBA Team Previews: Orlando Magic 2013-14

With their roster full of young, growing players, the Magic have one of the most friendly fantasy rosters in the NBA. Will Oladipo play enough to be an impact player?