High Salary SF
Players costing over $6,250
Giannis Antetokounmpo (at BOS – $11,100): Needs 50.8 fantasy points. Giannis is expected to be back in the lineup on Thursday and I expect him to be back in the form. The Bucks offense is rolling and rolling too good for DFS fans. Boston will be a tough matchup, which means Giannis will get more than 25 minutes of playing time. Diagnosis: Always reliable, high ceiling, competitive game means plenty of minutes. Giannis rarely lets you down.
Ben Simmons (vs LAC – $9,600): Needs 44.3 fantasy points. Simmons has been up-and-down in the last few games, which is worrisome. But the Raptors had the personnel to contain him, unlike the Clippers. Simmons will have a much easier time without Kawhi Leonard in his face all night. Diagnosis: He’ll return to form and he’s always a triple-double threat.
Paul George (at CHA – $9,100): Needs 41.6 fantasy points. George had 58 fantasy points against the Clippers on Oct. 30. He got hot in the second half and the hope is that carries over. He’ll always get his shots in OKC and he’s doing more rebounding this year compared to last year. Also chips in with assists and defense. Diagnosis: Reliable with a high ceiling. I like the matchup as well.