Before setting your Week 18 Fantasy basketball lineups, you need to see what our advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking NFL players, this model beat human experts 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.
In Week 17, the model was high on Suns forward Josh Jackson even though he was being started in less than 30 percent of CBS Sports Leagues. The result? He had some huge performances, including 27 points, seven assists, five steals and four rebounds against the Jazz -- 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 rankings for Week 18.
One player the model loves this week: Thunder guard Dennis Schroder, who is started in less than 60 percent of leagues, but the model is projecting him to finish among the top 20 guards. And a massive shocker: Deandre Ayton, a top-10 center according to market rank, finishes well outside the top 20. He's a player to completely avoid this week.
The model is also calling for a surprising forward you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 15 of the rankings, and he could be sitting on your waiver wire right now.
So who should you sit and start this week? And what surprising forward could lead you to Fantasy glory? ... Join SportsLine now to get Fantasy basketball rankings for every single position, and see which surprising forward is going to finish in the top 15 this week, all from the model that out-performed experts in football big time last season.