Does Zizic's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.7K Salary?


Zizic is overrated on DraftKings with a projected 11.6 DK pts (#14 among centers). He is the #10 highest priced center ($3700). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $2.4K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Instead of Zizic consider these better options at lower salaries: Joakim Noah (13.7 FP), Marcin Gortat (15.9 FP), Ed Davis (17.7 FP), Jakob Poeltl (12.2 FP), and Mohamed Bamba (16.1 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 14.1 FPs, a value reached in 8 of 45 games (18%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 49%.

  • 1/18 MATCHUP: CLE @ UTA, CLE Vegas Line Expectation 99.8 Points (#13 most points for the day)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 11.6 Fantasy Points (#14), 4.8 pts (#12), 4 reb (#13), 0.5 ast (#17), 0.1 stl (#17), 0.5 blk (#13), 0 3pt (#9), 0.6 turnovers (#15 most)

FANDUEL VALUE: Ante Zizic is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 11 FD pts (#18 among centers). He is the #14 highest priced center ($4200). Based on the projection, Zizic is worth $2.7K. There are 2 other options at $4200 (Joakim Noah, Jakob Poeltl) and Zizic is ranked #3 among the 3. These are 3 better options at lower salaries: Marcin Gortat (14.6 FP), Gorgui Dieng (11.9 FP), and Mohamed Bamba (16 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 14.2 FPs, a value reached in 8 of 45 games (18%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

Zizic is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.


If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week, Ante Zizic could be someone to consider. He is projected to be the #29 center the rest of week 14 and he is only starting in 1% of leagues. When compared to other centers in week 15 Ian Mahinmi (46.6 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. He is projected for more points than 2 other centers starting in more leagues: Pau Gasol (25.9 FP) and Willy Hernangomez (23.2 FP). Starting in 1% of leagues he is expected to produce 23.5 fantasy points (WK 15). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #51 center of week 15. He is projected to be better than that (the #41 center). His per game projected FP average is 9 which is better than his actual per game average (6.2). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

He is projected for 35 fantasy points in week 15 (#41 C) in 4 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
35 (#41) 
19 (#36) 
13.8 (#36) 
2.1 (#46) 
0.5 (#51)
1.7 (#41) 
3PT Made 
0 (#65)
2.2 (#40) 

  • Based on 1/18 start percentages, Ante Zizic is valued behind Monroe and above Noah but the projections rank Noah over Ante Zizic in week 15.
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    9.3 FP vs CHI9 FP @BOS8.3 FP vs MIA9.4 FP @CHI

    Ante Zizic last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    1/16 @POR28 FP, 32 FD, 32 DK27 Min, 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 72.2 TS%, 19% USG
    1/13 @LAL6 FP, 6 FD, 6 DK10 Min, 0 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 TS%, 4% USG
    1/11 @HOU28 FP, 32 FD, 32 DK24 Min, 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 0 Ast, 84.6 TS%, 19% USG
    1/9 @NO19 FP, 20 FD, 20 DK20 Min, 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 55.6 TS%, 19% USG
    1/8 vs IND12 FP, 12 FD, 14 DK13 Min, 6 Pts, 6 Reb, 0 Ast, 82.4 TS%, 13% USG

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    His latest projection based rank among centers is #51. Ranking by ownership percentage (3%), Ante Zizic is expected to be the #53 center for the rest of the season. Ante Zizic's projection rank is slightly better than their market rank. Even though he is undervalued, he is not projected for more fantasy points than other centers with a better market ranking. He is projected for 330 fantasy points in 37 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#52) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Ante Zizic behind Monroe and above Okafor and the projections agree. His strength is scoring, and if he could improve from 3pt range his value would increase. But he does not excel in the other areas of the game.

    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    330 (#51) 
    169 (#44) 
    125 (#46) 
    18.9 (#51) 
    4 (#57) 
    14 (#50) 
    3PT Made 
    0 (#72)
    19 (#49)