High Salary C
Players costing over $6,250
Nikola Jokic (at CHI – $9,700): Needs 45.2 fantasy points. Jokic has underperformed a bit in the last few games, but consistency is never a bad thing. I like him on Wednesday because it’s easy to like anyone against the Bulls after how they played on Monday. Jokic can do a big of everything and is a triple-double threat. If the Bulls look like they did against the Warriors, a triple-double feels almost certain. Diagnosis: Expect Jokic to have one of his big games again after being quiet in recent contests.
Rudy Gobert (at MIN – $7,900): Needs 36.8 fantasy points. Gobert has been dominant in the last two games, going over 50 fantasy points against the Pelicans and Mavericks. The Timberwolves still don’t play defense and still have Towns in the paint. He looked good against the Lakers, but that was largely baed on the matchup. Gobert is much tougher than McGee. He should get his rebounds and come up with defensive plays. Diagnosis: Great matchup for a guy who is putting up big scoring and rebounding numbers.
DeAndre Jordan (at LAL – $7,600): Needs 35.4 fantasy points. Any big against the Lakers is a big play right now. Jordan is inconsistent, but he should have no problem putting up big scoring and rebounding numbers against the Lakers and their lack of size. Diagnosis: I love this play on Wednesday because the Lakers have no answer for elite big men. And Jordan is elite when it comes to finishing and rebounding.