High Salary C
Players costing over $6,667
Joel Embiid (vs BOS – $11,600): Needs 52 fantasy points. LAST GAME – 78 fantasy points against Milwaukee. It’s Embiid. And even though the Celtics have been his kryptonite, he’s continued to get his numbers against the Celtics. He had 48.3 fantasy points against them on Feb. 12. At home and with the rest of the team potentially tired on the back-to-back, you have to trust Embiid to show up and show out. Diagnosis: Very reliable with a high ceiling.
Nikola Vucevic (vs NO – $10,500): Needs 47.1 fantasy points. LAST GAME – 62.5 fantasy points against Atlanta. You typically know what you’re getting Vucevic and even though this is a high salary for him, the Pelicans are a great matchup with their lack of defense and interior presence. Vucevic had 55.9 fantasy points in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Feb. 12. Expect another big night out of him on Wednesday. Diagnosis: Very reliable with a high ceiling.
Al Horford (at PHI – $6,700): Needs 30 fantasy points. LAST GAME – fantasy 41.2 points against Denver. Horford is listed as probable so I’m going to assume he’ll play. And if he plays, this has typically been his matchup. He’s the guy who gets the better of Embiid even though Embiid always gets his numbers. Horford had 51.1 fantasy points against the Sixers on Feb. 12. He plays big minutes and just finds a way in this matchup. Diagnosis: Reliable with a high ceiling.