High Salary PG
Players costing over $6,250
Kyle Lowry (at MEM – $7,800): Needs 35.9 fantasy points. Lowry’s play has tailed off a bit in recent games and he was down to 31.5 fantasy points against the Heat on Nov. 25. The Grizzlies are a tough matchup and I’m not feeling great about Lowry’s game given his shooting woes. He’ll do enough to at least put up fantasy points, mainly in the assist category, but there are stronger options at there. Diagnosis: He’s good. But inconsistent lately and the matchup is not good. This should be a defensive slugfest.
Mike Conley (vs TOR – $7,700): Needs 35.4 fantasy points. Conley on the other hand has been great in recent contests. He’s been over 49 fantasy points in three of his last four games. As mentioned, I’m expecting this to be a defensive game, but Conley has to carry more of the offense for his team than Lowry and is a more reliable scorer. I like Conley more than Lowry in this head-to-head. Diagnosis: Matchup isn’t great, but if you’re stuck between the two, he’s the better bet.
Trae Young (at MIA – $6,600): Needs 30.4 fantasy points. After failing to crack 20 fantasy points in two straight and seeing a big decrease in minutes, Young bounced back with 33.5 fantasy points against the Hornets on Nov. 25. He’s a rookie, so the inconsistencies are always going to be there. But the Heat are a good matchup as they don’t do well against point guards. Diagnosis: High ceiling. Inconsistent, but a great matchup.