Russell Westbrook, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder ($11,900)
I usually don’t suggest putting the guy with the highest salary but against the Phoenix Suns, I beg to differ. The Suns have been the worst in the league in giving up points (113 points) and ranks 24th when it comes to opponent field goal percentage. I expect Brodie to come out guns ablaze and even come up with a triple-double.
Josh Jackson, SF, Phoenix Suns ($5,700)
Jackson has recently been on fire recently and produced 29 points on 9-of-16 field goals with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks, and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes. It seems like JJ has been coming around after a brutal couple of months. He is averaging 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, a steal, and 0.8 blocks in the past seven days.
Blake Griffin, PF, Detroit Pistons ($7,400)
Griffin is struggling as of late, just averaging 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. During that span, he also did not register any defensive stats. However, BG is too talented to just be left in the mire so expect him to pick up his game sooner rather than later. Will it be versus the Magic this Saturday?
Bargains to consider:
- Denzel Valentine ($4,800)– Valentine has reached double digits in scoring in three straight games. He is averaging 12 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over that stretch, getting close to 30 minutes a night.
- Jabari Parker ($4,900)– Good news is, Parker was cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set for the first time all season. If the game versus Indiana remains competitive, the Duke product may see numbers in the high-20’s.
- Jonathan Simmons ($4,900)– Simmons has been playing very well as of late, averaging 27.35 fantasy points in the last four games.
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