He’s returning from a knee injury tonight, but I wouldn’t put him in your lineups right away. I like to give guys returning from injury a game or two to show me they’re healed, especially when their price is $11,600. Take DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, or one of the other high-ticket guys instead.
Isaiah Thomas, PG, CLE ($6,200)
I would avoid all Cleveland players not named LeBron until after the All-Star break. Thomas is tempting given all the FGA he takes (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-9 FT on Tuesday), but he’s been streaky lately. He’ll likely have All-Star Victor Oladipo guarding him and there are a lot of other options at PG tonight. Take a look at Tyler Ennis, who will be starting for Lonzo Ball, and could provide you with some value points.
Lou Williams, SG, LAC ($8,500)
What a story Williams has been this season. He’s averaging 23.2 points a game and is considered an All-Star snub. On Wednesday he went for 31 points (9-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 11-11 FT), 7 assists, and a franchise record 10 steals across 40 minutes in Saturday’s 125-113 loss to the Jazz. Memphis will be without Tyreke Evans, and Williams should feast on the backups.
Saric has outscored his FPPG average each of his last 4 games. He’s been slightly overlooked with Embiid, Simmons, and Fultz capturing most of the headlines in Philly. He gets the Spurs tonight at 8:30, and at $6,400, he’s a bargain priced guy who can easily grab you a double-double.