High Salary SG
Dwyane Wade-Miami Heat (7,300): Wade has at least 28 fantasy points in each of the three games in the series highlighted by a vintage performance in Game 2 when he piled up 48.75 fantasy points on 28 points, eight assists, three rebounds, and a couple of steals. He wasn’t able to duplicate that performance in Game 3, though, only managing 28.25 fantasy points on 17 options, seven rebounds, and a single assist. While he has shown that he can definitely have big games, he hasn’t shown he can deliver on a consistent basis making him a play with plenty of upside but also some risk in tonight’s contest.∗∗
C.J. McCollum-Portland Trail Blazers (6,500): McCollum turned it up in Game 3 with 27 points in his 42 minutes after scoring just 25 points total in the first two games in his 75 minutes. He finished Game 3 with 40.25 fantasy points since he added five boards and two assists, and I think he’ll be close to that total again tonight as he and the Blazers should play well in Portland like they have for most of the season.∗∗∗
Nicolas Batum-Charlotte Hornets (6,200): Reports of Batum’s demise may have been exaggerated since he’s now questionable for Game 4. He did have a good Game 1 with 24 points and could provide a nice spark if he can return tonight. However, he’s still a high-risk play given his unsure availability, but his status affects so many other players values that you need to keep an eye on the news for reports about Batum before tipoff tonight. My guess is he won’t play, but there is a possibility he’ll make an early return. No stars but worth watching.
Raymond Felton-Dallas Mavericks (6,000): Felton has over 34 fantasy points in each of the last three games against Russell Westbrook and has been the most consistent offensive option for Dallas. Felton had a double-double in Game 4 with 19 points and 11 assists on his way to 40.75 fantasy points and should get plenty of run again in Game 5 since Deron Williams is now out for the season. ∗∗∗∗∗
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