High Value C
Players costing $6,667 or under
Alex Len (vs CHI – $5,900): Needs 25.7 fantasy points. Len had a rough start to the season, but he’s looked better in the last two games. The Bulls are on a back-to-back and their defense is abysmal. Dedmon is back in the lineup for the Hawks, but he’s on a minutes restriction. Len should continue to put up decent enough numbers against a good matchup. Diagnosis: Good matchup and still the best big man on the team.
Brook Lopez (vs ORL – $5,800): Needs 25.3 fantasy points. Lopez cooled off a bit against the Timberwolves, but they didn’t really need his shooting. He’s still working well as a stretch five for the Bucks and his minutes will be back up against the Magic. Diagnosis: Trust him to bounce back against another favorable matchup.
Cody Zeller (at PHI – $4,500): Needs 19.6 fantasy points. Zeller continued to play well for the Hornets on Friday, finishing with 24.7 fantasy points against the Bulls. The Sixers present a much toucher matchup, but if they don’t have Embiid, Zeller will have an easier time on both ends of the floor. Diagnosis: He’s been reliable and the injury to Embiid may benefit him.