High Value SF
Players costing $6,667 or under
Robert Covington (at BOS, $6,500): Needs 26.8 fantasy points. Covington didn’t fare too well against the Celtics last season and into the playoffs, which has me worried about his value heading into opening night. He’s a big part of the Sixers core, but will his confidence be shook as he meets a foe that made his life miserable in the playoffs? The big game position is there, as evident by his 47.8 fantasy point night in Game 2 against Boston. But there’s also a high bust potential. Diagnosis: There’s not a lot to like at small forward past Covington. He can be used to pair with George or Durant, but you may prefer to waste the position knowing the lowest score gets dropped
Anthony Brown (at BOS, $3,500): Needs 14.4 fantasy points Remember when I said that there’s not a lot to like behind Covington at small forward? Yup. I don’t know if Anthony Brown is going to play, but with Wilson Chandler out, there’s a chance Brown sees some minutes. And there’s a chance he never steps foot on the court. Your lowest score gets dropped anyway, so why not waste it on the minimum salary and use that extra money to spend elsewhere? Diagnosis: You’re conceding the roster spot.
Sami Ojeleye (vs PHI, $3,500): Needs 14.4 fantasy points. Ojeleye may see a few minutes of action, but he won’t make much of an impact. Like Brown, only use him if you’re re-signed to the fact that his score will be dropped from your lineup and you’ll live with the score every other player gives you. Diagnosis: Read everything just written about Anthony Brown. If you haven’t already.