High Value PG
Players costing $6,667 or under
Darren Collison (at MEM – $6,500): Needs 28 fantasy points. No Oladipo means Collison really has to step up. He’s been playing better as of late but there’s a difference between playing alongside Oladipo or know Oladipo is coming back and not having him for the rest of the season. I’m going to trust that he can step up but this could be a letdown game for the Pacers with the injury. Diagnosis: If the Pacers step up, Collison will lead. But there is a big red flag that you almost can’t account for.
Jeremy Lin (at POR – $4,600): Needs 19.8 fantasy points. Lin has been solid for the Hawks this season and if he can get the minutes, that’s all the better. The Hawks could be missing a couple of players in their backcourt which would certainly help Lin’s cause in this game. He’s at a good enough salary that he’s not going to hurt you too much. Diagnosis: Fairly reliable with a good ceiling.
TJ McConnell (at DEN – $4,300): Needs 18.5 fantasy points. I like McConnell more than I like Lin because even in lesser minutes, he’s been strong during this recent run for the Sixers. And his minutes could go up in this one. Not that McConnell can replace Embiid or Butler but he knows the system and does a bit of everything. Diagnosis: Reliable with a good ceiling.