NBA Daily Fantasy 3/9: Ranking the $10k or More Salary Players

With eight games for tonight’s NBA daily fantasy action, we have four guys with salaries at $10,000 or more. Having trouble decide which one or ones you should use? That’s what we are here for.

Whether it’s strong matchups, playing well as of late or benefiting because of injuries on the team, all four guys have solid reason to use. Furthermore, there are plenty of options to punt with to make these guys available.

Let’s break it down.

(all salaries via FanDuel)

1. Chris Paul $10,700 – Paul has just been absolutely killing it without the help of Blake Griffin and more recently Jamal Crawford. With the exception of last game where he was limited to 31 minutes, he’s posted no worse than 44.6 FPTS in the last six games, and that lowest output was against a tough matchup in Patrick Beverley. Paul did hurt his knee last game, but the x-rays came back negative and isn’t expected to miss anytime. Tonight, Paul draws the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the worst teams for FPTS allowed at PG. Paul torched the T-Wolves for 56.8 FPTS on March 2 as well.

2. Anthony Davis $11,200 – Davis has shown no signs of rust since returning from his shoulder injury after posting 78.6, 53.8 and 44.5 FPTS in the last three games. Tonight, Davis goes up against the Milwaukee Bucks, a team that does typically play slow, but is struggling with front court defense.

3. DeMarcus Cousins $10,800 – DeMarcus Cousins always has two variables that can make him have a bad FPTS outing with limited minutes. 1. Foul Trouble 2. A blowout. Both of those are realistic possibilities tonight. The Kings are 11-point dogs on the road to the Atlanta Hawks, and Al Horford is very good at drawing fouls. Plus, you’d rather use DeAndre Jordan at $9,500 against the Timberwolves if you want to spend at this position.

4. Steph Curry $10,000 – Curry very well may go off tonight seeing as the Warriors are 5-point  favorites at the Phoenix Suns with an O/U of 214. However, there is always a GPP flavor with Curry. He’s only posted over 40 FPTS one time in his last seven games, and he’s had some great matchups in the process.  I’d look to use Steph more in GPPs and stick with Paul for all formats at PG.

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Sked Nick is a Daily Fantasy Sports enthusiast and a former Bleacher Report Featured Columnist. Most of his time is dedicated to the sports world in front of several televisions, monitors and a projector. This involves researching, writing, watching games or simply keeping up to date on news.He graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University with a degree in sport management and journalism. Furthermore, Nick was a radio play-by-play and color commentator for Bowling Green football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball. He also has experience working with the BGSU athletic department.Follow @NickJuskewycz

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