High Salary PF
Players costing over $6,667
Blake Griffin (vs BOS – $9,500): Needs 40.5 fantasy points. Griffin had a measly 42.5 fantasy points against the Cavaliers on Oct. 25. His assist numbers were down and his turnovers were up. The Celtics can be a tough matchup, but they haven’t looked right thus far this season. Meanwhile, the Pistons are doing just enough in every game to pick up the win. Diagnosis: He’s been a reliable scorer and rebounder. Expect him to take better care of the ball on Saturday.
LaMarcus Aldridge (vs LAL – $9,100): Needs 38.8 fantasy points. Aldridge has been up-and-down this season. He was down against the Pacers, but was way up against the Lakers on Oct. 22, finishing that game with 61.5 fantasy points. Aldridge’s size in the paint was a big issue for the Lakers in that once and it’s not like the Lakers got bigger. Diagnosis: Aldridge will bounce back given the matchup and have another big game.
Kyle Kuzma (at SA – $7,100): Needs 30.3 fantasy points. Ingram is out for one more game, which means a little more Kuzma time. He’s been solid while filling in for Ingram and has the shooting to stay on the floor, even with his limited defense If the first matchup is any indication, this is going to be a high-scoring affair. Diagnosis: This might be the last chance for Kuzma to post a big game, at least for the foreseeable future when Ingram returns.