High Value SG
Players costing $6,250 or under
Jeremy Lamb (vs MIL – $5,600): Needs 24.8 fantasy points. Lamb continues to go over 30 fantasy points and I see no reason to doubt him right now. With MKG out of the lineup, he’s really stepped up his game. The Bucks are a tough matchup and one he hasn’t historically played well against, but I like the streak he’s on right now and will trust him on Monday. Diagnosis: On a hot streak, but the matchup could be better.
Gordon Hayward (at NO – $5,500): Needs 24.4 fantasy points. If Jaylen Brown is out of the lineup, Hayward figures to see more minutes. You can also look towards Marcus Morris, who will likely draw the start in Brown’s place. But Hayward is more reliable and has the higher ceiling. He’s looking as healthy as he has all season and the matchup is good given the Pelicans defense. Diagnosis: At a good salary and will be reliable for at least value.
Bojan Bogdanovic (at UTA – $4,700): Needs 20.8 fantasy points. Bogdanovic has been one of my favorite low-cost options last season and this season and he continues to deliver. With Victor Oladipo out of the lineup, he’s stepped up in a big way. If Oladipo returns, that helps Bogdanovic. I can’t figure out the Jazz right now, but they are on a back-to-back, which is concerning. Diagnosis: Low-cost, reliable, good ceiling.