LaMarcus Aldridge Dominates Daily Fantasy on 1/10... Andre Drummond Posts Just 22 FD Points

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LaMarcus Aldridge (SA 56 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 4 blk) owners made a +$9853 profit and got +42.8 more fantasy points than expected at a $8100 price. SportsLine accurately rated Aldridge as a Strong Play yesterday. His usage (41.4) and minutes (49) were higher than his average usage of 27.3 and avg minutes of 33. Aldridge shot well from the field (20-33, 16-16 FT). His 24 FPs (reb, ast, blk, stl, minus turnovers) was well above his average of 16.6 fantasy points. His next game (SA@OKC) is on 1/12. He is currently projected to have a better than average game once again.

Russell Westbrook (OKC 24 pts, 13 reb, 24 ast, 2 stl) had 76 FPs and delivered +$5387 over his $12100 salary. His extra time on court (50 minutes), and not increased per minute usage (vs SA) was the key driver of his extra Fantasy production. He averages 35 minutes. His non-scoring fantasy production (55 FPs) was 175 % higher than normal. His next game (SA@OKC) is on 1/12. He is projected to have 52.3 FPs in this game.

Derrick White (SA 23 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl) owners made a +$5318 profit and got +23.1 more fantasy points than expected at a $5500 price. There was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of his usage or minutes played. White had a good shooting night (10-17). He had 25 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 11.4. His next game (SA@OKC) is on 1/12. Based on latest projections, he is expected to deliver another better than average performance.

Jerami Grant (OKC 25 pts, 12 reb, 1 ast, 3 blk) had 44.5 FPs and delivered +$4835 over his $5400 salary. His usage (24.7) and minutes (44) were higher than his average usage of 14.7 and avg minutes of 32. Grant averages 7.4 FGAs but in this game he shot 10-20, 4-6 FT. He had 22 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 10.7. His next game (SA@OKC) is on 1/12. He is currently projected to have a better than average game once again.

Mason Plumlee (DEN 17 pts, 12 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk) needed 19.5 FPs too live up to his $4500 salary, and he went on to have 37.5 fantasy points. The SportsLine Projection Model gave Plumlee an A Rating as one of the top values in yesterday's slate. His average usage is 17.2% and it was up to 25.7 in this game (vs LAC). Plumlee had a good shooting night (7-8, 3-5 FT). He had 23 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 15.7. His next game (DEN@PHO) is on 1/12. While subject to change, he is currently projected to have a below average game.

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Andre Drummond (DET 12 pts, 11 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk) owners took a $-4743 loss and got 20.6 fewer fantasy points than expected at his $9800 price. There was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of his usage or minutes played. Drummond only had 9 FGAs (5-9 FG), under his per game average of 12.6 per game. He was 56 under his normal non-scoring fantasy production (12 FPs).

Kelly Olynyk (MIA 0 pts, 2 reb, 0 ast) owners took a $-4144 loss and got 18 fewer fantasy points than expected at his $4600 price. His game usage (9) and minutes (5) were under his average usage of 18.6% in 21 minutes.

Al Horford (BOS 2 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk) owners took a $-3845 loss and got 16.7 fewer fantasy points than expected at his $6500 price. SportsLine anticipated a bad performance with a FADE recommendation in its Cheat Sheet. He only played 23 minutes in this game (vs MIA). He averages 28. Horford shot poorly from the field (1-8. He had only 10 FPs from non-scoring stats and he averages 18.7.

Jakob Poeltl (SA 0 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk) needed 20.4 FPs too live up to his $4700 salary, but he went on to only have 5.5 fantasy points. SportsLine's projection model correctly gave a Fade rating for Poeltl. Both his usage (0) and minutes (8) were below normal (avg usage 14.8, avg minutes 15). His next game is 1/12 and you may want to consider him based on our current projection which as him bouncing back with a better than average game.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC 3 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl) needed 20.4 FPs too live up to his $4700 salary, but he went on to only have 6.5 fantasy points. SportsLine's projection model correctly gave a Fade rating for Gilgeous-Alexander. His usage rate and minutes played were in line with his normal levels.

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LaMarcus Aldridge (SA 56 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 4 blk) was priced at $7200 and based on the active 1/10 pool, he delivered 43.5 more FPs than his salary 'expected'. He benefited from both more usage (41.4) and more minutes (49) than normal (avg usage 27.3, avg minutes 33). Aldridge had a good shooting night (20-33, 16-16 FT). He had 23 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 16.1.

Russell Westbrook (OKC 24 pts, 13 reb, 24 ast, 2 stl) was priced at $11300 and based on the active 1/10 pool, he delivered 27.7 more FPs than his salary 'expected'. His extra time on court (50 minutes), and not increased per minute usage (vs SA) was the key driver of his extra Fantasy production. He averages 35 minutes. His non-scoring fantasy production (55 FPs) was 172 % higher than normal.

Jerami Grant (OKC 25 pts, 12 reb, 1 ast, 3 blk) had 48 FPs and delivered +$4970 over his $4800 salary. He benefited from both more usage (24.7) and more minutes (44) than normal (avg usage 14.7, avg minutes 32). Grant has more field goal attempts (10-20, 4-6 FT) than his normal 7.4 FGAs. He had 21 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 9.6.

Derrick White (SA 23 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 1 blk, 2 stl) owners made a +$4624 profit and got +22.7 more fantasy points than expected at a $4900 price. The SportsLine Projection Model gave White an A Rating as one of the top values in yesterday's slate. There was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of his usage or minutes played. White shot well from the field (10-17). He had 23 FPs from rebounds + assists + blocks + steals - turnovers and he averages 10.8.

Mason Plumlee (DEN 17 pts, 12 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk) had 42 FPs and delivered +$4359 over his $4200 salary. The SportsLine Projection Model gave Plumlee an A Rating as one of the top values in yesterday's slate. His usage was up from an average of 17.2% to 25.7 in this game (vs LAC). Plumlee shot 87.5% from the field (7-8, 3-5 FT). His non-scoring fantasy production (24 FPs) was 9 FPs higher than normal.

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Al Horford (BOS 2 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk) needed 29.9 fantasy points to keep up with the rest of the night's pool, so he came up well short with 12.5. SportsLine anticipated a bad performance with a FADE recommendation in its Cheat Sheet. Fewer minutes, 23, as opposed to lower usage rate in this game (vs MIA) was the issue. He averages 28 minutes. Horford had a bad shooting night (1-8). He had only 10 FPs from non-scoring stats and he averages 18.

Kelly Olynyk (MIA 0 pts, 2 reb, 0 ast) owners took a $-3381 loss and got 16.6 fewer fantasy points than expected at his $3900 price. His game usage (9) and minutes (5) were under his average usage of 18.6% in 21 minutes.

Andre Drummond (DET 12 pts, 11 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk) needed 44.7 FPs too live up to his $9100 salary, but he went on to only have 28.8 fantasy points. His usage rate and minutes played were in line with his normal levels. Drummond only had 9 FGAs (5-9 FG), under his per game average of 12.6 per game. He was 42 under his normal non-scoring fantasy production (15 FPs).

Gordon Hayward (BOS 6 pts, 1 reb, 4 ast) owners took a $-3014 loss and got 14.8 fewer fantasy points than expected at his $5700 price. SportsLine anticipated a bad performance with a FADE recommendation in its Cheat Sheet. Both his usage (15.9) and minutes (20) were below normal (avg usage 19.3, avg minutes 27). Hayward averages 11.4 FGAs but in this game he had only 7 FGAs (3-7). His 7 fantasy points were well short of his per game average of 12.9.

At $4600 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (LAC 3 pts, 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl) needed to have 22.6 FPs to breakeven, but only had 8 FPs. SportsLine's projection model correctly gave a Fade rating for Gilgeous-Alexander. There was nothing out of the ordinary in terms of his usage or minutes played.

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