High Value SF
Players costing $6,250 or under
Jabari Parker (at ATL – $6,100): Needs 28.1 fantasy points. Parker didn’t quite get the extra minutes I thought he would on Friday, but I’m not going to give up on him just yet. The Hawks are a great matchup who are undersized and the opportunity should be there for Parker given the injury to Portis. The salary is a bit high, but Parker has the tools offensively. Diagnosis: I’m willing to give Parker this game. But he’s definitely a risk. I just like the matchup and circumstances.
Kent Bazemore (vs CHI – $5,700): Needs 25.9 fantasy points. Trae Young is getting all the headlines in Atlanta, but Bazemore has been stealing the show in the last two games. He’s coming off a 53.2 fantasy point performance against the Mavericks on Oct. 24. He can put up numbers in all categories and the Bulls are a great matchup right now. Diagnosis: Great matchup for a guy who is hot and more proven than Young.
Josh Jackson (at MEM – $5,100): Needs 23.6 fantasy points. This is largely a cut feeling based on what I know Jackson is capable of with Booker out of the lineup. He hasn’t showed it quite so much this year, but he was excellent to end the season last year and maybe he has a breakout game here with Booker sidelined. The Suns need scoring and Jackson can provide buckets. Diagnosis: Another high risk option. If you want some more reliable guys, check out quick hits below. But Jackson could be sneaky on Saturday.
Jonathan Isaac ($5,400): He’s hot right now and his athleticism should keep him on the floor against the Bucks.
Bojan Bogdanovic ($4,400): Love the matchup and trust him to shoot better than he has throughout the season.