Nene Is (Not) a Must Start in Week 15?

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week, Nene could be someone to consider. He is projected to be the #28 center the rest of week 14 and he is only starting in 1% of leagues. When compared to other centers in week 15, Pau Gasol (25.9 FP), Dirk Nowitzki (42.7 FP), Tyson Chandler (37.9 FP), Marcin Gortat (50.8 FP), and Brook Lopez (58.1 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Nene but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 1% of leagues he is expected to produce 26.3 fantasy points (WK 15). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #49 center of week 15. He is projected to be better than that (the #19 center). His per game projected FP average is 18.2 which is better than his actual per game average (3.9). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing 4 games.

He is projected for 74 fantasy points in week 15 (#19 C) in 4 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
74 (#19) 
Points 
34 (#19) 
Rebounds 
25.6 (#16) 
Assists 
4.6 (#20) 
Steals3.4 (#8) 
 
Blocks 
3.5 (#22) 
3PT Made 
 
0 (#65)
Turnovers 
3.9 (#24) 

  • Based on 1/18 start percentages, Nene is valued behind Marjanovic and above Monroe but the projections rank Nene over Marjanovic in week 15.
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    18.7 FP @PHI19.7 FP @NY17.1 FP vs TOR17.6 FP vs ORL

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

    OPPFANTASYSTATLINE
    1/16 vs BKN11 FP, 13 FD, 14 DK16 Min, 7 Pts, 4 Reb, 0 Ast, 64.3 TS%, 17% USG
    1/14 vs MEM5 FP, 5 FD, 6 DK14 Min, 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 100 TS%, 3% USG
    1/11 vs CLE6 FP, 6 FD, 6 DK6 Min, 4 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 100 TS%, 14% USG
    1/7 vs DEN7 FP, 7 FD, 8 DK11 Min, 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 43.4 TS%, 24% USG
    1/5 @POR6 FP, 8 FD, 7 DK13 Min, 0 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 TS%, 0% USG

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    His latest projection based rank among centers is #39. As of 1/18, Nene is the #49 ranked center based on ownership percentage (4%). Nene's projection rank is better than their market rank. There could be a nice opportunity to acquire him before the market realizes he is undervalued. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better center option available. He is projected for 400 fantasy points in 38 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#42) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Nene behind Marjanovic and above Maker but the projections rank Nene over Marjanovic. While scoring is his strength he contributes enough in other areas to be considered a well-rounded center.

    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    400 (#39) 
    Points 
    205 (#37) 
    Rebounds 
    134 (#41) 
    Assists 
    23.8 (#46) 
    Steals19 (#25) 
     
    Blocks 
    18 (#42) 
    3PT Made 
     
    0 (#72)
    Turnovers 
    23 (#43) 

    Nene is not in the 1/18 DFS player pool, but one player who is in the Sportsline FanDuel optimal lineup is Marc Gasol, and Rudy Gobert is in the DraftKings optimal lineup.

    LAST DAILY FANTASY PERFORMANCE 1/16 VS BKN

    • 7 pts, 4 reb, 0 ast, 1 blk
    • FanDuel: $3800, 13 FPs (-$913 value, -4.1 FPs)
    • DraftKings: $3400, 13.5 FPs (-$716 value, -3.6 FPs)