High Value PF
Players costing $6,250 or under
Dario Saric (vs CHA – $5,500): Needs 25.3 fantasy points. No Embiid could mean big things for Saric. He should pick up some extra rebounds and his scoring numbers are almost always there. His assists were down against the Bucks, but that should pick up against the Hornets. Diagnosis: A reliable option who will bounce back and could produce in a bigger way if Embiid doesn’t play.
Jaren Jackson Jr (vs PHO – $6,000): Needs 27.5 fantasy points. Jackson looked much better in his second start than he did his first. That’s the first piece of good news. The second piece of good news is that the Grizzlies are against the Suns. As always, take advantage of the Suns. Jackson has proved himself to be a good option early in the season and he’s not even shooting the ball the way he’s capable of yet. That may change on Saturday. Diagnosis: Love the matchup and Jackson’s potential.
Marcus Morris (at DET – $4,500): Needs 20.7 fantasy points. Morris is coming off a 37.5 fantasy point performance against the Thunder. Morris is hit-and-miss, but he’s always going to take his shots and chip in with rebounds. When it comes to low cost options, it’s never bad to grab someone who does one thing well and has high potential in another category. Should play more given the matchup. Diagnosis: A good low cost option with a high ceiling if he gets hot.