High Salary C
Players costing over $6,667
Nikola Jokic (at CHI – $10,200): Needs 44.8 fantasy points. Jokic has been solid but hasn’t had that explosive game since his perfect triple-double. I expect that to change against the Bulls. Jokic should pick up plenty of points, rebounds, and assists in this one. The only concern is if it turns into a blowout and Jokic doesn’t quite hit the number he’s capable of. Diagnosis: A route is the only concern for Jokic and the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Rudy Gobert (at MIN – $9,100): Needs 40 fantasy points. Gobert has been over 55 fantasy points in his last two games. And against the Timberwolves and their defense, he’ll have a good chance to reach that number once again. He’ll collect plenty of boards and points in the paint to go along with a handful of blocks. Diagnosis: Red hot and he gets to face Karl-Anthony Towns.
DeAndre Jordan (at LAL – $8,300): Needs 36.4 fantasy points. I’m taking any center against the Lakers right now. They have no size and JaVale can’t play 48 minutes. Jordan will feast in the pant and on the boards. He can be inconsistent, but I can’t see him falling short with this matchup. Diagnosis: Jordan is one of my favorite plays on the night based on the matchup and his ability.