High Salary SG
Players costing over $6,250
Kawhi Leonard (at WAS – $8,400): Needs 37.9 fantasy points. Leonard has looked very comfortable in two games with the Raptors. He had 51 fantasy points against the Celtics on Friday. He’s going to get hit points and he’s still a very strong rebounder and defender. The Wizards are still an absolute mess. They have no identity and no cohesion. The Raptors have both of those things, even with their offseason. Diagnosis: Leonard has been even more unleashed in Toronto. That’s scary for the rest of the league, especially the East. The back-to-back is a bit concerning.
Jimmy Butler (at DAL – $7,700): Needs 34.7 fantasy points. Butler continues to be a one man wrecking machine in Minnesota. And you can take that however you want. He had 57.75 fantasy points against the Cavaliers on Friday. The back-to-back is worrying, but the Mavericks defense should give you confidence. Butler does a little bit of everything, but he scores more than anyone on the Timberwolves and has the ball in his hand the majority of the games. Diagnosis: Butler is on one right now. Ride his anger as far as it will take you.
Josh Richardson (vs CHA – $6,800): Needs 30.6 fantasy points. We’ve accepted that Richardson is the best player on the Heat, right? Because he is. He’s off to a strong start this season, averting 40.6 fantasy points in the first two games. The Hornets are on a back-to-back and Miami is at home. Things are lining up for Richardson to have a strong night and continue this pace. Diagnosis: Good matchup, playing extremely well, does a bit of everything and a good salary.