High Salary C
Players costing over $6,250
Nikola Jokic (at GS – $9,600): Needs 45.8 fantasy points. LAST GAME – 53 fantasy points against Washington. Jokic has been over 50 fantasy points in his last two games but he hasn’t been great against the Warriors this season. He’s been held under 40 fantasy points in the last two games against them. You can save money and go with DeMarcus Cousins, although his minutes are slightly concerning. Jokic always has a high ceiling if you’re willing to accept the risk. Diagnosis: Reliable with a high ceiling.
Clint Cappella (at SAC – $7,500): Needs 35.7 fantasy points. LAST GAME – 49.25 fantasy points against Sacramento. Capela has been great in the last three games, going over 40 fantasy points in those three and he’s coming off a big game against the Kings. As long as the minutes are there, the production should continue to be there for him. The Kings are always a great matchup and Capela has been over 49 fantasy points in both games against them. Diagnosis: Very reliable with a high ceiling.
JaVale McGee (at OKC – $7,000): Needs 33.4 fantasy points. LAST GAME – 52.5 fantasy points against New Orleans. Is JaVale the best center in the league again? Maybe. The matchup can be tough if the Thunder are on their game but they haven’t been on their game much as of late. The minutes are there, which certainly helps. And we know he has a high ceiling. But maybe he’s due a bad game as well. Diagnosis: Fairly reliable with a high ceiling.