DraftKings daily picks: Fantasy basketball lineup – Oct. 20, 2018

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns sets the play against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on January 3, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03: Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns sets the play against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on January 3, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 24: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons poses for a portrait during Media Day at Little Caesars Arena on September 24, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 24: Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons poses for a portrait during Media Day at Little Caesars Arena on September 24, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

High Salary C

Players costing over $6,250

Joel Embiid (vs ORL – $10,000): Needs 44.6 fantasy points. Embiid looked more like himself against the Bulls, finishing with 60 fantasy points. Of course, it was against the Bulls. That said, the Magic aren’t much better and Orlando is on the road on a back-to-back. All of those things make me believe Embiid is going to have another big game. He’ll continue to split numbers with Simmons, but the rebounding and scoring opportunities are going to be there to go along with his defense. Plus I’m not sure he’s a big fane of Mo Bamba. Diagnosis: Don’t anger Embiid. And Mo angered him in the offseason. If he dies, he dies.

Andre Drummond (at CHI – $9,700): Needs 43.2 fantasy ponts. I don’t know why Drummond is shooting 3s, but he is. Even with the odd decision to take him out of the paint, Drummond is still an outstanding scorer and rebounder. His assist numbers have taken a big hit with the arrival of Blake Griffin, but the scoring and rebounding is no issue. Going against Chicago helps. Diagnosis: Good matchup for a guy who puts up big scoring and rebounding numbers.

Deandre Ayton (at DEN – $7,200): Needs 32.1 fantasy points. Ayton is currently expected to play, which is why he’s on this list. Check his status before making any decision. Ayton had a great debut against the Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan. The fact that he hung with Jordan has me believing in him early in the season. The Nuggets defense offers little resistance, which means Ayton should have no trouble getting points and rebounds. Diagnosis: It’s one game, but I’m sold on Ayton. Famous last words when talking about a rookie.