High Salary PG
Players costing over $6,667
Damian Lillard (at IND – $10,200): Needs 42.8 fantasy points. Lillard has been on fire this season. He’s averaging 51.3 fantasy points in five games thus far. Any chance that he would be dejected after how last year ended has been put to bed. The Pacers have looked better in recent contests, but their defense is still suspect and I don’t know if anyone has an answer for the way Lillard is playing right now. The salary is high, but I’m not doubting Lillard. Diagnosis: Will get you value at the very least and based on the matchup and his recent run, I fully expect him to have another big game.
Kyle Lowry (at MIL – $8,800): Needs 36.9 fantasy points. Lowry has been consistent this year, going over 40 fantasy points in five of six games. Leonard is getting the headlines, but Lowry has been the engine behind the Raptors offense. He’s putt up big assist numbers and chipping in with scoring and rebounding. The Bucks are good, but they’ll finally have to play a competitive game. Diagnosis: Giannis and Kawhi will be the carries of their respective teams, but Lowry is a strong second option on a good salary.
Jamal Murray (vs NO – $7,200): Needs 30.2 fantasy points. The Pelicans will be better defensively if Anthony Davis returns to the lineup, but it’s not like their defense was lighting the world on fire prior to Davis missing a game. Murray has been on a roll since Will Barton went down with an injury. He averaged 34 fantasy points in three games against the Pelicans last season, although all of them were before the Pelicans overhauled their roster following DeMarcus Cousins’ injury. Diagnosis: Love his ceiling and the matchup.
Steph Curry ($9,800): You can’t go wrong with Curry right now.