High Salary C
Players costing over $6,667
Nikola Jokic (vs LAC – $11,000): Needs 49.3 fantasy points. Jokic continues to deliver. He had 57.2 fantasy points against the Heat on Jan. 8. He’s doing a bit of everything and doing it well. He hasn’t been great against the Clippers this season, which is about the only concern. But he’s red hot right now and the Nuggets obviously run everything through him. With the Nuggets offense picking up and the defense slowing down, he should deliver. Diagnosis: Reliable with a high ceiling.
Andre Drummond (at SAC – $9,800): Needs 43.9 fantasy points. Drummond had a strong outing against the Lakers and now he gets the Kings. I’m expecting a big rebounding game out of him and he’ll chip in with points and maybe some defensive plays. This is a good matchup for Drummond and he should deliver in a big way. Diagnosis: Good matchup and a good ceiling.
Willie Cauley-Stein (vs DET – $7,500): Needs 33.6 fantasy points. WCS had 45.9 fantasy points against the Suns on Jan. 8. And now he gets the Pistons, who are weak against the position and on a back-to-back. He’s been up-and-down in recent games, but this is a great matchup for him and one he should deliver against. Trust the matchup in this one. Diagnosis: Reliable with a good ceiling.