High Value C
Players costing $6,250 or under
Domantas Sabonis (vs BKN – $6,100): Needs 27.5 fantasy points. Sabonis has been over 30 fantasy points in both games to start the season. He’s continued to outplay Myles Turner and I continue to say he’s a better player than Turner. Both teams are on a back-to-back, but the Pacers are at home. Sabonis does a little bit of everything and the Nets, although they’ve played well to start the season, shouldn’t be able to hang with the Pacers. Diagnosis: Puts up numbers in all categories and his salary remains just low enough for him to be a worthwhile addition.
Jarrett Allen (at IND – $5,900): Needs 26.3 fantasy points. Much like Sabonis, Allen is off to a strong start. He’s been over 35 fantasy points in the first two games. As the only real big for Brooklyn, he gets plenty of rebounds and points inside the paint. He also helps out defensively. Diagnosis: Given his role on the team and the guys around him, he’s a more worthwhile addition than Sabonis at a lower salary. Both guys are reliable, but Allen has the higher ceiling given the circumstances.
JaVale McGee (vs HOU – $4,800): Needs 21.4 fantasy points. McGee had 32.5 fantasy points in his Lakers debut. He’s the only traditional center on the roster, which gives him more playing time. With the Rockets having Clint Capela, I’m not sure how much playing time he’ll get. I’m still unsure of the Lakers rotation, which makes McGee a risk. But he plays with energy and being the only real center on the roster, may get more playing time than you’d expect. Diagnosis: High risk due to unknowns. But high reward given his salary.