High Salary PG
Players costing over $6,667
Kemba Walker (vs OKC – $9,200): Needs 38.6 fantasy points. Walker had an off-night against the Heat, but I wouldn’t expect a repeat performance based on how he’s looked this season. The Thunder defense is inconsistent and Walker is scoring with the best of them this year. He boosts his value with assists and a handful of rebounds. Diagnosis: Hornets offense is hot, Thunder defense is erratic.
De’Aaron Fox (at ATL – $8,200): Needs 34.2 fantasy points. Get ready to read a lot about the Kings. They’ve been the surprise team in the young season and the play of Fox is one of the reasons why. Plus, they’re going up against the Hawks, who don’t play defense and are one of the worst teams in the entire league. Diagnosis: Great matchup. The salary is a bit high, but Fox has delivered throughout the season.
Jamal Murray (at CLE – $7,800): Needs 32.5 fantasy points. Murray had 32.6 fantasy points against the Bulls on Wednesday. The back-to-back is a bit worrisome, especially because Murray played 44 minutes and wasn’t scoring well, but the Cavaliers are a great matchup and Murray has a high scoring ceiling. He can also do a bit of everything. Diagnosis: Like the matchup, even on a back-to-back. Also, love his ceiling.