Fantasy Basketball Rankings, Week 6: Model that beat experts says start Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, sit Hassan Whiteside
SportsLine simulated every NBA game this week 10,000 times
If you're setting your Week 6 Fantasy basketball lineups, thinking about trades, or searching the waiver wire for the perfect addition to your team, you need to see the Week 6 Fantasy basketball rankings and projections from SportsLine's advanced computer. When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. And the model was closest to the hole overall, meaning it best pinpointed where every player would finish each week. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was high on Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson even though he was owned in less than 60 percent of CBS Sports Leagues. The result? Gibson enters the weekend averaging double-digit points, 6.5 rebounds, one steal, one block and one assist in his last two games -- anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now the model, which simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, has set its sights on Fantasy basketball and has revealed its Week 6 rankings.
One player the model loves this week: Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Hollis-Jefferson enters the weekend averaging 14 points and 7.5 rebounds in his last two games and is coming off his best performance of the season. Hollis-Jefferson should see plenty of opportunities to produce strong Fantasy numbers again this week as Brooklyn plays a 4-game slate against the Heat, Mavericks, Timberwolves and 76ers.
He's still available in over 25 percent of CBS Sports Leagues, and the model says he'll finish in the top-25 in Fantasy points among all forwards, ahead of guys like Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Andrew Wiggins. Pick him up and start him with confidence this week.
And a massive shocker: Heat center Hassan Whiteside stumbles big-time this week.
Whiteside is owned in 100 percent of CBS Sports Leagues and is a top-5 player at his position according to market rank, but the model is calling for a dramatic drop-off this week, saying he'll finish well outside the top 20.
The model is also calling for a surprising forward you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 25 of the rankings, and he may be sitting on your waiver wire right now.
So who should you sit and start this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 6 Fantasy basketball rankings for every position, plus see which forward is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 25, all from the model that out-performed experts in football big time last season, and find out!
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